When: Fri., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. 2018
For fans of hot jazz (or Dixieland, if you prefer), New York-based neo-traditionalist jazz outfit The Hot Sardines needs no introduction. Straddling jazz sub-genres from swing to ragtime to the rootsy New Orleans stylings at their core, the ensemble has, since its start in 2007, been a beacon of jazz tradition done right, of old ideas made new again. Led by Elizabeth Bougerol and Evan “Bibs” Palazzo, the band has steamrolled through these past few years, winning international acclaim for its joyous celebration of classic jazz and the consummate professionalism of its live shows. Don’t get much chance to go to major jazz fests like the Newport Jazz Festival or the Montreal Jazz Festival? Not a problem: The Hot Sardines will come to you this weekend, courtesy of ARTS San Antonio. Expect the crew to run through classics and favorite originals, especially from its highly-lauded 2016 release French Fries + Champagne.