WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Quality is timeless. Just ask the Hot Sardines. In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports audiences to a different era with the mere lit of her voice. Bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and lead singer "Miz Elizabeth" Bougerol met in 2007 and bonded over their love of Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday.
The Hot Sardines' self-titled debut album, named by iTunes as one of the best jazz albums of 2014, spent over a year in the top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Last year, they played more than 100 shows around the country, bringing innovation, verve, and sheer joy to their performances.