Patrick Berrogain’s Hot Club Combo featuring Tripp Sprague on saxophone and Berrogain on guitar presents a free summer concert at Carlsbad’s Georgina Cole Library on Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m. They will perform lively originals in the Gypsy jazz style as well as arrangements of Django Reinhardt's greatest hits.
Berrogain was born in the south of France and began playing guitar at age 14. When he was 19, he began touring the world with the Italian pop band Delta Landa. He then moved to Ivory Coast, Africa, where he performed pop and musette music. In 1984, Patrick moved to America to follow his dream and study jazz guitar. Since then, his music has been used on radio and television around the world and he has performed alongside some of the world's most celebrated guitarists including Eric Johnson, Doyle Dykes, Albert Lee and Doc Watson. In 2007, Berrogain created his Gypsy jazz group Hot Club Combo.
Sprague is one of the top saxophone players on the San Diego music scene. He performs regularly with groups led by Peter Sprague, Jaime Valle and Shep Myers, and his versatility has led to performances with internationally-renowned acts such as jazz singer Mose Allison, Kenny Loggins, The Little River Band and Motown legends Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, and The Temptations.
The concert is offered as part of Carlsbad City Library’s Summer Reading Program, featuring reading incentives and entertainment through Aug. 3, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Carlsbad Library. Concert seating is limited and first come, first served. For more information, call 760-602-2026 or visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org.