The jazz collective effortlessly channels New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls into a smoking live show.
Take a blustery brass front line, add a salty stride piano in the timeless image of Fats Waller, a frontwoman with the attitude and style of a 1930s cabaret diva, and you have The Hot Sardines. And that’s not to mention the tap dancer.
Latest live album Welcome Home, Bon Voyage captures the Hot Sardines in two landmark rooms from their career: a hometown set at the renowned Joe’s Pub in New York City and the acoustically magnificent Koerner Hall in Toronto at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
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.
The charismatic front-runners of vintage jazz play big halls as if they’ve just dropped in to a party