Eight-member jazz ensemble, The Hot Sardines play 1920s and 30s music influenced by swing and blues. Their songs “Gramercy Sunset,” “Sweet Pea,” and “Some of These Days” highlight the band’s brassy horn arrangements, piano melodies and sultry vocals.
Their self-titled album debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Their latest release, French Fries and Champagne, features lyrics in both French and English, and a remake of Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love.”
Inspired by jazz greats Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, The Hot Sardines were formed in 2007 after lead singer/washboard player Miz Elizabeth met pianist Evan Palazzo. They grew into a full-fledged group after adding trumpeter Jason Prover, percussionist Alex Raderman, clarinetist/saxophonist Nick Myers, bassist/sousaphonist Evan Crane and tap dancer Edwin Francisco to line up.
The Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival and have sold out NYC venues from Joe’s Pub to Bowery Ballroom.
Friends of the Florida Theatre at the Ensemble Level and above buy now. Eclub members use your code word on Thursday, June 1 at 9am. General public one sale Friday, June 2 at 10am.