"One of the best jazz bands in NY today,” (Forbes), The Hot Sardines boogies onto The Eccles Center stage on Saturday, April 11. Foot-stomping – there’s even a tap dancer – and brassy jazz sizzles as this young group resurrects the music of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, making it hot, hot, hot. Park City is privy to the sizzling Sardines’ first ever U.S. tour.
All the elements are here: a killer brass lineup; a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso; and a Parisian-born-and-bred front-woman, who sings and writes in English and French. The Sardines serve up a sound reminiscent of wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around. Think Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller. And there are some modern influences thrown into the mix, too. Straight-up jazz. Red-hot delivery. And the most American of musical genres with French inflection.