Old Mozo Days: The Hot Sardines
July 30 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 30, 7pm
Tickets: $30.00 Unreserved Outdoor Seating*
*This is a non-refundable ticket for an outdoor concert on the Green in the Spruce Peak Village Center. Should inclement weather require this event be moved indoors, your ticket guarantees you a reserved seat inside the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. For more information please contact our Ticket Office at 802-760-4634 or at email@example.com
Explore all that Spruce Peak has to offer and finish your day with dinner and a concert under the stars with The Hot Sardines!
Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.
In the last two years, the Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, have sold out NYC venues from Joe’s Pub to Bowery Ballroom and more than 150 tour dates from Chicago to London, and have released two albums on Universal Music Classics to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally.
In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines’ new album for Universal Music Classics, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls.
Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair — she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center.
The Hot Sardines’ self-titled debut album, named by iTunes as one of the best jazz albums of 2014, spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the top 10 alongside Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. The accolades began pouring in for the band: Downbeat called The Hot Sardines “one of the most delightfully energetic bands on New York’s ‘hot’ music scene,” while The London Times praised their “crisp musicianship” and “immaculate and witty showmanship,” declaring them “simply phenomenal.”
What is Old Mozo?
Our beloved Mt. Mansfield was originally known by the Abenaki name Mozodepowadso (Moosehead Mountain) or “Old Mozo” for short. To learn more about Vermont’s highest peak’s interesting naming history, please visit:
- What’s in a Name? Sleuthing a Mountain Called Mansfield (Seven Days, 2013)