The Hot Sardines
7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 18
Wareham Opera House
Quality is timeless. Just ask The Hot Sardines. In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through 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. 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 Michael Bublé, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. On “French Fries & Champagne,” The Hot Sardines’ new album, the jazz collective combines covers and originals as it effortlessly channels New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls.