The artists of Hot Shoe Records come from a variety of backgrounds but all have in common notable natural talent, great facility with their instrument(s) and a deep understanding of the language known as jazz. Most are creative songwritiers in addition to being A-list musicians. Their performing itineraries take them around the United States and across the oceans. They appear at such clubs as The Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-cola(Lincoln Center), Le Baiser Salé, Churchill Grounds, la Peniche Anako, and the Velvet Note. They have played in music festivals from the Southeastern U.S. to South Africa.