10 October 2014

HOT SARDINES – “SPEAKEASY NIGHTS”

FRIDAY | OCT 10, 2014 | 7:30 PM

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Take a blustery brass lineup, lay it over a rhythm section led by a Fats Waller-style stride piano virtuoso, and tie the whole thing together with a magnetic, one-of-the-boys frontwoman whose voice recalls another era, and you have the Hot Sardines, a NYC outfit (with a tap dancer) that’s been called “consistently electrifying live” (Popmatters). The Sardine sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. Pianist-bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and Paris-born singer Miz Elizabeth (who owe their collaboration to meeting via Craigslist) describe their band as “born in the 1920s, but raised in the ’00s,” reflecting a philosophy that hot jazz, Dixieland and Tin Pan Alley tunes are all pop music, not historical artifact to be handled with kid gloves.

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www.hotsardines.com

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