Rachael & The Hot French Strings

“Une certaine douceur, de la délicatesse, de la légèreté et de la chaleur acoustique. Le ton est enjoué, donné par le dynamisme du violon et ses dialogues avec la guitare, Rachael pose sa très jolie voix la dessus et on se laisse prendre…. ”  Action Jazz January 3 2016

” A certain sweetness, delicate and light with accoustic warmth. The tone is playful , given by the dynamics of the violin and his exchanges with the guitar, Rachael lays her very pretty voice on top and we let ourselves be taken away ”  Action Jazz January 3rd 2016

Just in Time Live at ARMANDO’S

Vive la FRANCE !

Oh You Crazy Moon




Nicolas Frossard Violin 

Nicolas began violin at age 6 and studied at the Conservatory of  Bordeaux starting when he was  13 both chamber music and string trio and quartet. At 22 he went to Paris when  and studied improvisation with Didier Lockwood.He now plays with ” les Gosses de la Rue”, swing jazz, ”  A Scopa” gypsy jazz, two flamenco groups ” Armaga Menta” and” Calle Las Minas” in addition to Rachael &  the HOT French strings.


Ludovic Guichard Guitar


Ludovic has been playing throughout Europe and in Africa with many musiciansand  has recorded three albums as sideman the last with Laurent Maur who is a world champion jazz harmonicist.






Franck Richard upright bass 

Franck played Blues until at age 19 , he discovered the world of Jazz. He got his degree from the conservatory and has been touring clubs and festivals throughout Europe.





Rachael Magidson Vocals, trumpet, drums 


Rachael a San Francisco bay area native has been playing professionally for 17 years both in Europe and in the Bay Area. She has recorded 6 albums 4 as leader and has played some great festivals such as les 24 heures du swing in Monsegur France.
Rachael plays guitar trumpet and drums and also writes arrangements.