The Hot Sardines

Hot Sardines in a hotel with champagne

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 frontwoman 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!

“Simply phenomenal.” — THE TIMES (LONDON)

“One of the best vocal albums of 2014.” — JazzTimes

“One of the best jazz bands in NY today.” — Forbes

There will be a JazzTalk at 7 PM with local Jazz Artist, Molly Hammer. A La Mode will open for the Hot Sardines!



Calendar Friday March 09, 2018

Clock 8:00 PM

Ticket $20, $30, $40, & $55

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The Folly Theater at Night


The Folly Theater

300 West 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Ticket Office 816.474.4444