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The Hot Sardines: Welcome Home, Bon Voyage

Read "Welcome Home, Bon Voyage" reviewed by John Bricker

The Hot Sardines' impressive musicianship and infectious energy make it hard to accept that early 1900s swing and proto-jazz ever went out of style. The New York-based eight-piece band gives a perfect example of how they revitalize classics on Welcome Home, Bon Voyage, a collection of live recordings from sets at Joe's Pub in New York City and at Toronto's Koerner Hall, showcasing their most versatile performances yet. The band cites influences like Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and ...

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The Hot Sardines at Central Park Summerstage

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The Hot Sardines Central Park Summerstage New York, NY June 25, 2016 On their Central Park Summerstage debut, the New York-based band led by Elizabeth Bougerol (vocals, washboard) and Evan Palazzo (piano, musical direction) kicked off their set with a selection of New Orleans-inspired adaptations of either jazz or show tunes, including a tango rendition of a number from the musical “Oklahoma!" One of the first thing that calls attention ...

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The Hot Sardines at Wildwood Park for the Arts

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The Hot Sardines Wildwood Park for the Arts Little Rock, Arkansas November 15, 2013 Is there a triple point where novelty, entertainment, and art meet? That was the question while watching New York City's period jazz band, the Hot Sardines, stroll through the '20s, '30s, and '40s like they knew Louis and Lil Hardin Armstrong personally. “One of the best jazz bands in New York..." Really? That statement needs qualification, and perhaps I am ...


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