The Hot Sardines

“one of the most delightfully energetic bands on New York’s ‘hot’ music scene” – Downbeat

Announce New Album French Fries & Champagne
Available June 17 on Universal Music Classics

Featuring Duet With The Award-Winning Alan Cumming
“When I Get Low I Get High”
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North American Tour Dates Confirmed Including Central Park Summerstage, Newport Jazz Festival + More

“leaders of New York’s vintage jazz revival” – CBS This Morning: Saturday

Formed by bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol, The Hot Sardines have announced their sophomore studio album, French Fries & Champagne, out June 17 on Universal Music Classics. The record comes on the heels of their critically lauded self-titled debut album, which was named one of iTunes’ best jazz albums of 2014 and spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the top 10 alongside Michael Bublé and Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga.

Broadening its already impressive palette, the jazz collective combine covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Alan Cumming pairs with Elizabeth for a mischievous take on “When I Get Low, I Get High,” a song popularized by Ella Fitzgerald. The album title track is one of several originals on the album, including Evan’s instrumental homage to his old neighborhood, “Gramercy Sunset,” and  “Here You Are Again,” a woozy, country-leaning track written by Elizabeth. Jazz standard “Comes Love” starts as a minuet before vocalist Elizabeth, singing in her native French, conjures up spirits from the roaring ‘20s. The Hot Sardines even upend Robert Palmer’s 1985 classic “Addicted To Love” with Elizabeth’s cool vocals and hot horn arrangements.

Produced by Eli Wolf (Elvis Costello, Norah Jones), the collection celebrates the duality of The Hot Sardines with the album title reflecting both their glamorous and gritty sides. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, Evan and Elizabeth began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center. The band will take their captivating live show on a national tour this summer in support of French Fries & Champagne. In the hot jazz movement, The Hot Sardines stand apart for their innovation, verve and the sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old. Be sure to catch their mesmerizing performance at one of their scheduled appearances, which includes Central Park Summerstage, Newport Jazz Festival and much more.

National Tour Dates

4/23: Frostburg, MD @ Frostburg State U. Drama Theater PAC

4/28: Norfolk, VA @ Virginia Arts Festival – The Plot (Neon District)

5/1: Mahwah, NJ @ Ramapo College, Bernie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts

5/14: Brookfield, WI @ Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Harris Theater

4/29: Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere

5/13: Flint, MI @ Flint Cultural Center, The Whiting

5/17: Madison, WI @ Overture Center for the Arts, Capitol Theater

7/2: Toronto, ON @ Toronto Jazz Festival, The Horseshoe Tavern

6/16: New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub

6/25: New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage

6/28: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live, upstairs

6/30: Montreal, QUE @ Montreal Jazz Festival

7/1: Detroit, MI @ Jazz Cafe at Music Hall

7/3: Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival

7/29: Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall

7/30: Newport, RI @ The Newport Jazz Festival

7/31: Canadensis, PA @ The Skytop Lodge

9/28: Redbank, NJ @ The Count Basie Theater

10/1: Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center

10/4: Albany, NY @ The Egg

10/9: Newark, NJ @ NJPAC

10/20: Muncie, IN @ Ball State U, Emmons Auditorium

10/21: New Albany, IN @ The Ogle Center, Richard K. Stern Concert Hall

10/22: Jasper, IN @ Jasper Arts Center

10/25: Chicago, IL @ City Winery

10/27: Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club

10/28: Mason City, IA @ North Iowa Area Community College

10/29: Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines PA,- Temple Theater

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For more information on The Hot Sardines, contact:

Sarah Avrin,, 814-777-0709

Phoebe Wilson,, 562-773-5335

Olga Makrias,, 212-333-1485