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Hot Sardines Bringing Hot Jazz to Hatfield Hall

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Vocalist “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol, band leader/pianist Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and the rest of The Hot Sardines are being featured in a Performing Arts Series show Oct. 21 at Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall.

You won’t need a secret password to get inside, but the Hatfield Hall theater will be transformed into a 1920s speakeasy as The Hot Sardines bring the group’s raucous and timeless jazz for a Performing Arts Series show Oct. 21, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Called one of the best jazz bands in New York City by Forbes and “simply phenomenal” by The Times of London, The Hot Sardines breathe fresh life into the swinging and sultry sounds of the roaring 1920s.

Accompanied by a precise and energetic brass section, rollicking piano melodies and an exciting stage production, lead vocalist “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol has the style and voice designed to teleport an audience back to another era. The band performs some of its own music, while giving a modern jolt to such jazz standards as “Running Wild” from the classic film “Some Like it Hot” and Ella Fitzgerald’s “When I Get Low, I Get High.”

The Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport and Montreal jazz festivals and have played for sold-out audiences from Chicago to London. Their stage presence and musicianship perfectly capture the tuxedo and champagne flavor of the hot jazz era, while embracing the free-wheeling and gritty side of those years once found in illegal speakeasies and smoky New Orleans jazz dives.

Tickets are still available at a cost of $25 for adults or $19 for those under 18 years old. Tickets are available at hatfieldhall.com, by calling 812-877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or one hour before the Oct. 21 show.