Rosemary Campiformio, owner and Executive Chef at St. Orres Is delighted to again host Dining & Jazz, this year as the closing event of the Whale & Jazz Festival.
Enhancing the ambiance of St. Orres' spectacular, three-story, plant-filled dining room, The Hot Club Duet of Marin, a duo from The Hot Club of Marin will be entertaining diners with the sounds of European Gypsy Jazz. The Hot Club of Marin is dedicated to spreading the musical spirit of Django Reinhardt and Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France.
Cost for dining prix fixe is $50, and includes three courses, soup, salad, a choice of entrees. *Does not include beverages, tax or gratuity. Appetizers and desserts are available à la carte, as are fine wines and microbrews from St. Orres' cellar. There will be two seatings for dinner and jazz, at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are highly recommended and a credit card guarantee is required. Call 707-884-3335 to make reservations. MC/VI accepted.
Ned Ripple - guitar
Ned has been playing guitar for roughly four decades, beginning with the early '60s folk craze and quickly progressing to jazz. Soon after moving to the Bay Area in the early '70s, Ned heard the fantastic music that Django created, discovered "hot jazz" in general and never looked back. Throughout the '70s and '80s he performed in many local well-known clubs with various "jive" vocal, hot-club-infused jazz bands. Ned has also appeared on local radio stations and in a nationally syndicated film. In addition to being a member of The Hot Club of Marin, he also performs with his jazz vocal group, On the Air, and with Paul Gruen of Bo Django, played for both the
2009 Dinner & Jazz events.
Dennis Fortin - guitar