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Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Smoke Signals Partner to Present Sizzling NY Jazz Band The Hot Sardines


Last updated 9/23/2015 at 7:17am

Hot Sardines

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) teams with Smoke Signals to present The Hot Sardines - group Forbes calls "one of the best Jazz bands in NY today." The concert will take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30 PM in Smoke Signals's live music hall located at 2489 Main Street in Lake Placid. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Complete your evening with a prix fixe meal including appetizer and dinner for an additional $30 per person. Tickets and dinner reservations are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at

Foot-stomping and brassy Jazz will heat up the stage as this young group resurrects the music of the 1920s, '30's and '40's. All the elements are here: a killer brass lineup; a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso; and a Parisian-born-and-bred front-woman, who sings and writes in English and French. The Hot Sardines serve up a sound reminiscent of wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around. Think Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller. And there are some modern influences thrown into the mix, too. Straight-up Jazz. Red-hot delivery. And the most American of musical genres with French inflection.

According to Popmatters, The Hot Sardines are "Unforgettably wild... consistently electrifying. A live music powerhouse." And the Sunday Times in Londo writes, "Evan 'Bibs' Palazzo and his sidemen know how to have fun without skimping on musicianship, while Miz Elizabeth delivers worldly-wise, Peggy Lee-ish vocals."

Joining Palazzo and Elizabeth on The Band's debut, self-titled album (released October 2014), are accomplished (from the ranks of Julliard, Berklee and NYU Jazz) musicians: Jason Prover (trumpet), Joe McDonough (trombone), Nick Myers (tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute), Sam Raderman (guitar, banjo), Evan "Sugar" Crane (bass, sousaphone), Alex Raderman (drums, percussion) and "Fast Eddy" Francisco (tap dancing).

The Hot Sardines have consistently sold out their NYC "home" stage of Joe's Pub and performed in arenas ranging from, the ultra-swank Top of the Standard (Boom Boom Room) and the internationally-known Montreal Jazz Festival to Symphony Hall in Boston, where they recently performed to sold-out audiences in collaboration with the Boston Pops.

About the LPCA

Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.


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