The Hot Sardines, New York’s sensational jazz artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Florida Theater!
The Hot Sardines was formed in New York City in 2007 by artistic director, singer and writer Elizabeth Bougerol and artistic director, actor and piano player Evan Palazzo. The band’s been through many line up changes over the years and it currently consists of Elizabeth (voclas and washboard), Evan (piano), Edwin "Fast Eddy" Francisco (ukulele), Evan "Sugar" Crane (upright bass and sousaphone), Jason Prover (trumpet), Alex Raderman (percussion), Nick Myers (clarinet and saxophone), and Mike Sailors (cornet and trombone). While their musical style can be broadly classified as jazz, it’s best described as a blend of Dixieland, hot jazz, swing, stride, ragtime, and Chanson. They have a wide variety of influences (some of whom are Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Django Reinhardt, Fred Astaire, Mamie Smith, Billie Holiday, the Andrews Sisters, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Peggy Lee, The Mills Brothers, and Ray Charles) and they even dabble a little with South American beats. According to Evan, “Nothing is sacred…everything from The Muppets to Bugs Bunny and from Harry Connick, Jr. to James Brown and Louis Prima has infiltrated our music and the way we interpret and perform songs.” They’ve performed at many renowned events such as New York Hot Jazz Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and the Festival d’Île de France.
Don’t miss your chance to see this artist add a unique touch to jazz music!