The Hot Sardines

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The Hot Sardines emerged from Brooklyn neo-speakeasies to make a global name by playing hot jazz from an era “when live music was king.” Led by frontwoman Elizabeth Bougerol and piano player Evan Palazzo, the group has been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times of London), notching more than a year on the Billboard jazz chart and 25 million streams on Spotify in over 90 countries. The band has been featured on “Later… With Jools Holland,” NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and “Soundcheck,” CBS “Saturday Morning,” and “Live at WFUV.” The group has performed sold-out shows at more than 400 venues worldwide and at major jazz festivals, including Newport, Montreal, Toronto, London, and the Blue Note in Japan. The Hot Sardines have also performed with symphony orchestras, including the Boston Pops. The band's three major albums have landed on “best of lists” in the jazz press (Downbeat, Jazz Times) and crossed over to the mainstream, with Rolling Stone noting that “100-year-old jazz standards get reborn” in the hands of the Hot Sardines.