New Hots Jazz Orchestra

New Hots Jazz Orchestra


The New HOTS Jazz Orchestra is a "Little Big Band", which recreates the hot dance and swing tunes of the '20s, '30s, and '40s. Our repertoire includes vintage ragtime, New Orleans-style Jazz, popular hot dance tunes of the "Jazz Age", and classic swing and ballroom (including Latin) dance tunes.


HOTS has performed professionally throughout the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia region for over 15 years. We have performed for private and corporate parties, weddings and anniversary parties, community concert series, summer wine festivals, and major regional art and cultural events.
We have toured internationally, most recently in Northern Italy in July 2004. We have also toured South Atlantic France in July 2002. We were invited to play for Napier's world-famous Art Deco weekend and toured New Zealand in February 2001. We toured in Paris, Normandy and the Loire Valley in June 1999 and Provence and the Coted'Azur in July 1997. We expect to be invited back to New Zealand in 2007.


Hots has released two self produced CDs:
Maori, NHJO #001
Kia Ora, NHJO #002
See our web site: to purchase; and for streaming tune samples.

Set List

HOTS plays for both concerts and dances. Hots plays one to four 45 minutes sets of 12 tunes each per performance. Each set includes a variety of tempos - fox-trot, swing, waltz, polka, and Latin (cha cha, rumba, tango, samba, bossa, merengue, mambo, etc.) We can play tunes from a particular period - 1910-20 ragtime and traditional jazz, 1920-30 flapper hot dance, 1930-40 swing, modern ballroom and Latin dance standards or a mix of each. HOTS covers all the best composers, arrangers and band leaders - Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, Eubie Blake and others. See our web site: for full tune listing and sample set lists.