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The Hot Sardines

It’s hard to believe, but “the charismatic front-runners of vintage jazz” first got their start with a jam session found on Craigslist (The Guardian). It didn’t take long for French frontwoman-from-another-era “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol and stride piano player Evan “Bibs” Palazzo to realize their mutual love of music from the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s could manifest into a hot jazz phenomenon. In 2014, Krannert Center audiences fell hard for the Hot Sardines’ blazing brass lineup, tap-dancing rhythm section (yes, really), and irresistible swagger. Don’t miss your chance to see the speakeasy sensation The Music Playground hails as “the most foot-stomping, raucous jazz band in the world.”

Join us after the performance for a free Global Transfer Afterglow concert by Zeshan B at Stage 5.

Patron Sponsor

  • Linda & Barry Weiner

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Carol Berthold
  • Abbie & Mike Broga
  • Janice Bahr & Erwin Hoffman
  • Jill & James Quisenberry
  • Edith Ann Stotler
  • Dixie & Gregory Whitt
  • Karen & William Wilkinson
  • Anonymous

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsors

  • Dimond Bros. Insurance, LLC
  • The Whip at Backland Radio dot com

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Fr Sep 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 33 / SC 28 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 35 / SC 30 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10