The Hot Sardines: Opening Night


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Jazz | Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $36-50

The Hot Sardines: Opening Night

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Standing Room Only: The tickets that are still available are Standing Room Only and can be purchased online.

Waiting ListPlease e-mail info@blackrockcenter.org with the subject “Hot Sardines Wait List” with your name, phone number, and the number of tickets you are requesting to be placed on the waiting list for seated tickets.

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” front-woman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines.

Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer Miz Elizabeth combine with the Sardine ensemble of powerhouse musicians – and their very own tap dancer – to play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king…with a little glamour, a little grit, and a lot of passion.

The brainchild of Bibs and 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. Even while giving voice to the history-defining jazz of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s, the Hot Sardines’ vibrant performances bridge generations and captivate 21st century audiences.

The Hot Sardines have sold out 15 straight shows during their residency at New York’s famed Joe’s Pub, and showcased their versatility by performing to eager, hungry audiences at venues as diverse as the ultra-swank Top of the Standard (Boom Boom Room), the internationally-known Montreal Jazz Festival, the playfully-naughty underground speakeasy experience Shanghai Mermaid, and Symphony Hall in Boston, where they recently performed to sold out audiences in collaboration with the Boston Pops.

“One of the best jazz bands in NYC today.” ~Forbes Magazine

This event will take place in our MainStage space and has reserved seating.

This engagement of The Hot Sardines is funded through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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