In 2010, after an extended sabbatical, the group worked together for over a year composing and arranging new songs and re-discovering their own distinctive group sound. At the end of 2011, Paris Combo made an exclusive comeback appearance at the Hollywood Bowl and began performing across France, Europe and the Middle East. The quintet is back with their fifth studio recording, simply titled 5.
The Hot Sardines
The Hot Sardines have a distinctive recipe for making musical magic: take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso, and tie it all together with a frontwoman who sings in both English and French–oh, and don't forget the tap dancer. This unique band plays "hot jazz" with a mischievous twist of French culture, fusing musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, from the Prohibition era through WWII and beyond. Forbes Magazine calls them "one of the best jazz bands in NYC today," while Vanity Fair applauds their "unique repertoire, and a sound and style that are distinctly their own."
The Hot Sardines began to form in 2007, eventually expanding to include Evan "Bibs" Palazzo (piano), Miz Elizabeth (lead vocals), Jason Prover (trumpet), Alex Raderman (percussion), Nick Myers (clarinet/saxophone), and Evan Crane (upright bass/sousaphone). In 2011, after playing mostly small venues in the NYC jazz circuit, they got their big break playing a Bastille Day celebration at Lincoln Center. Since then, the Hot Sardines have performed to sold out audiences at New York’s famed Joe’s Pub, the Top of the Standard (Boom Boom Room), the Montreal Jazz Festival, and Symphony Hall in Boston, where they recently collaborated with the Boston Pops.
About Bastille Day
Bastille Day, France's national holiday, is celebrated on July 14th, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison on that day in 1789. The holiday celebrates the people's uprising against the monarchy and espouses the three pillars of the French republic: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.
Les ZygomatesThis trendy wine bar brings the feeling (and flavor) of being en terasse to the street fesitval.
The French Cultural Center will host a reception to inaugurate the winter/spring series of May ’68 events. Our partners from Harvard and Northeastern universities will be on hand to highlight their activities, events and why they believe the seminal events of 50 years ago remain crucial to examine today.Read More
On May 3, 1968, Parisian students took to the street in protests that spread throughout France, quickly engulfing offices, factories and other places of work. This exhibition of works by the late French photographer Marc Riboud reminds us of both the passions of the moment and of the enigmatic playfulness that striking students and workers frequently displayed.Read More