Are you hot to trot? Want to put a little pep in your step? It’s time to dance, shake and celebrate the summer! Kick off SUMMER MOVES by dancing in Dell Hall, shaking on stage, and hoppin’ to the The Hot Sardines on July 7th. The world-famous jazz group will take the live musical capital of the world for an unforgettable Summer Night.
The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making magic: take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era—and did we mention the tap dancer? This is one experience you won’t want to miss.
In October 2014, their debut self-titled album on the Decca/Universal Music Classics label will launch in the U.S. and internationally, and features a collection of both early jazz classics and original Sardine compositions. Producer Eli Wolf (Norah Jones, Al Green, Elvis Costello & the Roots) of the Sardines’ album for Decca/UMC has deep respect for the Hot Sardines’ musicianship and performance style, applauding their “reverence for the jazz age, balanced with a playful nod to the present.” The album launch marks a defining moment in the Sardines’ evolution, which started as a slow burn fueled by a shared passion for music from another era, and escalated as the band’s performances ignited the same passion in audiences all over the world.
But of course, we’re not one to toot our own horn (most of the time). See what other press peeps think about the incredible Hot Sardines…
The Sardines may be part of a wider vintage-jazz upswing in New York, but they surely must be considered the charismatic front-runners. – The Guardian
The Hot Sardines are going places, As Will Friedwald has said, what they are doing is taking jazz out of the concert hall: “it’s fun, it’s inclusive, it’s a social event.” videos featuring The Hot Sardines! – London Jazz News
Not so much reviving standards, as taking defib paddles to them and jolting them back to life, the stylish Sardines, aided by the ever accommodating Keith Lockhart and his symphonic charges, raced through a half dozen tunes from its New Orleans/Parisian–retro songbook, fronted by the alluring chanteuse Elizabeth Bougerol, with an alert horn gang behind her and a rhythm section abetted by tap dancer Fast Eddy Francisco. – Metro West Daily News
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.