About the Band

The Garden City Hot Club is a swinging trio of two jazz guitars + bass, built around the hot lead guitar and easy-going vocals of Steve Jones. Although Steve and second lead/rhythm guitarist Bob Hiltunen are still in their 30’s, they bring close to 50 years of combined guitar experience and professionalism to their music. Using the “Gypsy Swing” of Django Reinhardt as their base, the GCHC bring their intensity and joyful approach to original compositions, old jazz standards, modern Roma-influenced music, swing-based novelty songs, blues, and anything else that sounds good.

While living on the East Coast, Steve Jones has jammed with the likes of Dorado Schmitt, Angelo DeBarre, Tchavalo Schmitt, and the Ferré Brothers, and had an extended engagement with Dan Levinson and the Djangophiles in New York City. Now living back on the “North Coast” of Upper Michigan, Steve leads the GCHC in performances that always engage audiences and usually get the dancers in the crowd to their feet.