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Les Chauds Lapins (“the hot rabbits”), lead by New York’s Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt, specialize in a repertoire of French swing from the 1920’s through the 40’s. The group has re-arranged long-forgotten French classics for banjo-ukes, string trio, guitar and winds, mixing the rootsiness of early American jazz with the lushness of a Bernard Hermann film soundtrack.

‘Amourettes’ on Barbes Records
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Listen to “Je t’aime”


Les Chauds Lapins' debut album, 'Parlez-moi d'amour'.
Listen to "Mon reve c'etait vous"

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LP $14.95  BUY NOW

libretto $2.95  BUY NOW
lyrics in French w/ English translations


upcoming performances

friday feb 5, 9:30 pm
 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn

sunday feb 14 8pm
valentine's day
town hall, seattle
great hall, 1119 eighth ave
seattle, WA

saturday april 23, 8 pm
 376 9th St near 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

saturday june 11, 8 pm
376 9th St near 6th Ave, Brooklyn,



video still Presque Oui
"Presque Oui" directed by Pei-fu Chen
Official video for the Amourettes album.

Les Chauds Lapins performance at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC., August 2011.

Les Chauds Lapins at WNYC

Les Chauds Lapins interview and performance at WNYC, on John Schafer's "Soundcheck"