March 9th at 8 PM
Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys front woman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines (and let’s not forget about the tap dancer)! The Sardine sound is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping jazz.
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. The Hot Sardines have also performed at the Folly Theater once before and at the KC Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2017!
Making their second trip to the Folly Theater on March 9th, the Hot Sardines will be performing hits from both their newest album, French Fries + Champagne, and other albums! To spice up the night a little bit more, local KC jazz favorite, A La Mode, will be opening for the Hot Sardines! Molly Hammer will be hosting the JazzTalk with Evan & Elizabeth at 7 PM (So be sure to get there a little early).
Tickets can also be purchased by visiting or calling the Folly Box office at:
1020 Central St., Ste. 200,
Kansas City, MO 64105
Mon-Fri | 10 AM – 5 PM
The origin of jazz lies in another great Black American art form: the blues. But the relationship that Kansas City jazz has with the blues is unique, maintaining a strong association throughout the past century.…