With their roots sunk deep in vintage jazz, stomp and swing, the Hot Sardines are the perfect act for the cabaret atmosphere of the Spiegeltent at Bard SummerScape. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t also a tasty wintertime aural dish. After wowing the Spiegeltent crowds in 2013 and ’14, the Hot Sardines have been invited back for an indoor gig at the Sosnoff Theater of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson. They’re calling it the Holiday Stomp, and it happens on Friday, December 23 beginning at 8 p.m.
Incorporating piano, a horn section and chanteuse “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol, the popular “hot jazz” ensemble’s repertoire is inspired by the works of Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, ranging in style from Manhattan speakeasies to New Orleans juke joints to prewar Paris cabarets. Their holiday set list will include both beloved chestnuts and rarely heard novelty tunes, played with inimitable verve and sizzle.
Tickets for Holiday Stomp with the Hot Sardines range in price from $25 to $65, and can be ordered by calling the Fisher Center box office at (845) 758-7900 or visiting https://fishercenter.bard.edu.