The Hot Sardines
Fri, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Bell's Eccentric Café
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 you have the Hot Sardines.
The brainchild of bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer Miz Elizabeth, the Sardine sound fuses musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans that were nurtured from the Prohibition era through the Great Depression, WWII and beyond.
Listen & Learn: Hear more about the Hot Sardines, and why Bell’s is the perfect place for them (3:44).
David Baldwin, Fontana Executive and Artistic Director, with Betsy Wong, Fontana Artistic Administrator
In their own words
“Greats like Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Django Reinhardt, Count Basie, Fred Astaire, Mamie Smith, Billie Holiday, the Andrews Sisters, Ray Charles and a full-on melting pot of musicians both iconic and obscure have influenced our style and song interpretation,” says Miz Elizabeth, lead singer.