The Hot Sardines Come to the Eisemann Center in January

The performance is on Friday, January 19 at 8:00 pm.

By: Nov. 24, 2023
The Hot Sardines Come to the Eisemann Center in January
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Eisemann Center Presents continues the 2023-2024 Season with The Hot Sardines on Friday, January 19 at 8:00 pm in the Hill Performance Hall. Founded in 2011 by Elizabeth Bougerol and Evan Palazzo over a mutual love of Fats Waller, The Hot Sardines skyrocketed from the wild underground parties of Brooklyn. Described by The New York Times as “potent and assured” and The Times of London as “simply phenomenal,” the Sardines have been touring their brand of reinvigorated classic jazz worldwide behind a string of celebrated albums and over 60 million digital streams, across platforms.  

On August 4, 2023, The Hot Sardines released C’est La Vie, a bilingual affair of vintage jazz standards and originals, written by Bougerol and Palazzo. The title song, a Bossa nova original in French, is a timely ode to fully living each moment, even when you don’t know what the next will bring. Unable to travel home in past years, Elizabeth spent time rediscovering and recording early French music, including the 1938 gypsy-jazz breezer “J’attendrai” (Dino Olivieri, Louis Poterat), the dark Django Reinhardt ballad “Si Tu Savais” (Georges Ulmer), and “I Wish You Love,” the 1942 standard by Charles Trenet and Léo Chauliac, with English lyrics by Albert Beach.  

The ensemble is sharing a video for a gospel-inflected version of “Moon River,” born when Elizabeth and Evan were tapped by director Greg Mottola to contribute music—and a cameo— to the Miramax release Confess, Fletch (2022, Jon Hamm and John Slattery). Additional music for the film includes the new Sardines original “Adieu l’amour,” a foray into the sounds of film noir, and “La Vie en Rose,” a hushed duet with Bob Parins (with whom Elizabeth sang his original “Sweet Pea,” a breakout hit from the Sardines’ album French Fries + Champagne).  

The Hot Sardines will be touring throughout 2023-2024, including a debut at Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2024, featuring special guest Alan Cumming. They are also producing an original show about that larger-than-life driver of the Harlem renaissance, Fats Waller. 

Tickets are $37-$52 and are available for purchase online at or by calling the Eisemann Center Ticket Office at 972.744.4650. Group discounts are available for 10 or more persons. Lobby and Ticket Office hours are 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday and during all public events.


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