Eric Bogart


WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE!  By exploring this site, I hope that you will get to know me, and get to learn more about my music.

This website offers visual and audio samples of the music

I play today, as well as many photos spanning three decades, in which I can be found playing guitar as well as drums with some wonderful musicians that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, and getting to work with.

First among the many audio samples to be enjoyed here is a DEMO of my solo guitar repertoire, which I perform regularly in the Miami area as a solo artist with my own pre-recorded backgrounds.

This is followed by audio samples of my group

“Le Jazz Hot” which plays hot swinging-string jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and The Hot Club of France. We’ve been working in South Florida for many years and have toured all around, including Europe and South America.

(If you are interested in bookings or purchasing CDs after hearing these samples, please go to my CONTACT page and let us hear from you!)

In addition to these music clips, there are also two dozen song samples from my personal library taken from various concerts, broadcasts and recordings where you will hear me playing guitar or percussion with many legendary players, and friends, with whom I’ve had the honor to perform with over the years.

In navigating this site you will find, among other things, a more comprehensive BIOGRAPHY of my own musical career, a short article on the life and times of

DJANGO REINHARDT, YOU TUBE videos of performances, and a host of PHOTOGRAPHS featuring varied musical experiences.

Happy Hunting!                                                             EB


Eric Bogart is a guitarist playing Gypsy Swing in the tradition of the legendary Django Reinhardt.

Making his home in Miami, Florida, he performs regularly with outstanding players in the jazz world, and also as a solo guitarist.

He leads the group “Le Jazz Hot”, featuring the acclaimed violinist Federico Britos. Bogart and Britos have performed together throughout the USA, Europe and South America.

He’s recently put together a dynamic new group, combining his extensive jazz and swing background with his passion for

Gypsy Jazz guitar. With superlative reed man Mike Gold,

they have formed “Iron Swing”.

Eric has also played the drums, for more than three decades, and holds the distinction of being the last drummer to play with the legendary Benny Goodman.

He has performed with such Jazz luminaries as; Bucky Pizzarelli, Bob Wilber, Dick Hyman, Flip Phillips, Frank Vignola, Ken Peplowski, Warren and Allan Vache, Ralph Sutton, Dick Wellstood, Howard Alden, Ed Polcer, Ira Sullivan, among many others.

He has recorded on the Concord jazz label, written and lectured on Jazz and particularly on the life and music of Django Reinhardt. He’s also toured with the John Jorgenson Quintet.

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