The Hot Sardines

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The Hot Sardines

December 03, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

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Entwining classic jazz with modern twists and a bit of tap dancing, the Hot Sardines is sure to bring it all together for a timeless performance.

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice.

Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. She was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada, and the Ivory Coast. He was a New York City-born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The unlikely pair bonded over their love for Fats Waller, began playing open mic nights and small gigs, and, by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York's Lincoln Center.

Taking their act from their familiar confines of New York across the country, they are greeted by music lovers everywhere. In the city, the Hot Sardines draw a young audience. In the rest of the country, multi-generations come to enjoy the music. In the hot jazz movement, the Hot Sardines stand apart for the innovation, verve, and sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old.

Tickets for the Hot Sardines are available by clicking on the button above or by calling the Lively Arts' ticket office at 724-357-1313. Tickets for any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance start time. Tickets are priced at $30 for regular admission, $26 for seniors (60 or older), and $16 for active I-Card holders, students, and children. Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more.