“Old-time jazz with new-time energy and style… magic” – WFUV
These mischief-makers of hot jazz have been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times, London), with more than a year on the Billboard Jazz chart and 20+ million streams on Spotify (over 90 countries). 2019’s Welcome Home, Bon Voyage includes a modern twist on the syncopated, soaring “Everybody Loves My Baby,” an irresistibly dissonant take on Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol’s “Caravan,” as well as the hushed, playful “Exactly Like You” and an interpretation of “Some of These Days,” that turns Sophie Tucker’s 1910 trademark into a boisterous beguine.
“Everything in our DNA is about connecting with the audience. That’s where we feel most at home,” says Elizabeth, of playing live with the eight-piece band (including one wildly percussive tap dancer). The Sardines have gone from speakeasies and underground parties in Brooklyn to festival crowds of 25,000 and a TV debut on Later… with Jools Holland. “That’s where jazz lives,” adds Evan. “In the playing, in sharing that experience, in coming together to create a moment that won’t happen again.”
Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.
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