This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

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Hot Pants de France

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Hot Pants De France is a jazz and swing group that combines velvety vocals, instrumental proficiency, and creative re-harmonization to create a unique sound that blends hits from the past with contemporary styles. Led by touring/session guitarist Sam Kaufmann and violinist Jane Young, the group interprets popular songs from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s in the gypsy jazz style. Vocalist Valeria Koka and saxophonist Lisa Ritner add their talents to the group, bridging the gap between musical styles of the ’40s and ’90s. Bassist Jack O’Roonie provides a fantastical yet proficient foundation for the band’s sound.

At live performances, the group showcases its special arrangements of popular songs by artists such as Radiohead, Van Halen, Peter Gabriel, Soundgarden, Cheap Trick, The Go-Go’s, Oasis, The Police, Madonna, The Pixies, The Talking Heads, Supertramp, Prince, David Bowie, and others. Highly energetic and entertaining, Hot Pants De France’s music blends straight ahead jazz with pop, humor, and esoteric extravagance.

The group has toured extensively, performing in countries such as the UK, Portugal, Spain, France, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Russia, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa, South America, Canada, and the US.


Part of Timucua’s 2023 International Guitar Festival


Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.

Half-price tickets are available for students, teachers, frontline workers, veterans, and seniors.

Timucua is located at 2000 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32806


2000 S Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806 United States
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