Sat Feb 3 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

Blue Note Napa

1030 Main Street Napa, CA 94559

$35.00 - $55.00

Ages 8+

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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. Quality is timeless.

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.

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.

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 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.

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA

Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 142-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.

All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.

“Sapphire” Booth Seating:

Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only available as tables of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)

“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating:

Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated in center section (Seating is light blue color on map)

Standard Side Table Seating:

Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. (Table seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ can sit at bar):

Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).

A portion of each ticket’s fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.

Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.

Dinner Menu available in all seating areas

 

 

 

Blue Note Napa Presents
The Hot Sardines

  • The Hot Sardines

    The Hot Sardines

    Big Band/Swing

    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 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.”

    Alan Cumming pairs with Elizabeth for a mischievous take on “When I Get Low, I Get High,” a song popularized by Ella Fitzgerald. The Emmy-winning actor (The Good Wife) came to mind as Elizabeth, Evan and producer Eli Wolf (Elvis Costello, Al Green, Norah Jones) conceptualized the album. “When I saw him in the revival of Cabaret, I knew we had to ask him,” she says. “Turns out he was already a fan of the band, and said yes right away. It was so much fun, and a real honor.”

    The album title celebrates the duality of The Hot Sardines, reflecting both their glamorous and gritty sides. “When we started out as a band, we played illegal parties in these secret spots in Brooklyn. Down and dirty, and that was one of the reasons we loved it,” Elizabeth says. “Cut to a few years later and we were invited to play with the Boston Pops. We came up with the idea of half of the album being lushed out with strings, and on the other half, going back to our roots.”

    The name is also a reflection of the times, as lines blur between high and low culture, luxury and comfort. “The old rules — that champagne goes with caviar, or couture and takeout don’t mix –- are out the window. You see it everywhere — fashion, travel, food,” says Elizabeth. “Just be yourself and do what you like,” adds Evan. “Which is really how we approach playing music.”

    The title track is a reminder that when the going gets tough, a little decadence is a balm for the soul. About the pair’s original song, Elizabeth says, “I wanted to write something that could be taken as the end of a love affair, but with a second layer that expressed what we’re all feeling,” she says. “These are uncertain times. When everything seems hopeless, throw a party.”

    The Hot Sardines played more than 100 shows last year, taking their act from their familiar confines of New York across the country. And, to no one’s surprise but their own, they were greeted by music lovers everywhere. “It never really occurred to me that anyone was listening to us outside of New York City. To show up in a town and have people say, ‘I love this song. I love this video’ is mind-blowing to me,” says Elizabeth, who adds she remembers the towns by the food, seeking out “whatever that region does really well — we’re constantly in the tour van, researching mom-and-pop places in the next town.”

    In New York City, The Hot Sardines draw a young audience. In the rest of the country, multi-generations come to enjoy the music. “We’ll see daughters, mothers and grandmothers coming to our show together,” Evan says. “In Long Island, a young girl came up to Elizabeth with a can of sardines to sign. She was 7!”

    In the hot jazz movement, The Hot Sardines stand apart for the innovation, verve and sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old. “It’s a really cool time to be making music,” Elizabeth says. “Especially if you’re making music that started its life 100 years ago.”

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"Sapphire" Booth Seating for 5 or 6 ppl
Sold as set of 5-6. 1st come, 1st seated. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
5/6 Person Booth $55
$55.00
"Royal Blue" Premier Center Table Seat
Seating Center TBL. 1st come, 1st seated in reserved center section. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/ person.
CTR Table Seating $45
$45.00
Standard Side Table Seating Area
Seating for 1-14. 1st come, 1st seated in Lt/Rt area. Ea ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
SIDE TBL Seating $35
$35.00
Standard Bar Area - Seating for 21+ Only
Great view! 1st come, 1st seated, some standing. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
Bar Seating
$35.00

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 8 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 8 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Thank you for your purchase! Ea. person requires a ticket purchase for entry.
NO REFUNDS.
NO SMOKING INSIDE.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK.
NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS without permission.
AGE LIMIT: Varies per event, check event for specific age limit. No Babes in Arms.
EXCHANGES ON CASE BY CASE BASIS ONLY with approval of Box Office Mgr.
Any special needs/ accommodation requests, please contact our Box Office.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)
boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com

BLUE NOTE NAPA CLUB (DOWNSTAIRS):
Unless otherwise specified, seating is 1st come, 1st seated based on section purchased. Ea. ticket purchase is your reservation for the restaurant. WILL CALL: Check in at Host Stand for seating and check in
Blue Note Napa is located DOWNSTAIRS.

JAM CELLARS BALLROOM at Margrit Mondavi Theatre (UPSTAIRS):
The Ballroom has events that are 1) Reserved & seated, 2) GA & seated 3) GA, standing
There is no dining available upstairs, only downstairs. A Bar is available for drink purchases.
Historic Building: There are NO BATHROOMS UPSTAIRS, but are downstairs & are accessible via stairs or the elevator.

Blue Note Napa Presents

The Hot Sardines

Sat Feb 3 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Blue Note Napa Napa CA
The Hot Sardines

$35.00 - $55.00 Ages 8+

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. Quality is timeless.

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.

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.

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 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.

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA

Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 142-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.

All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.

“Sapphire” Booth Seating:

Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only available as tables of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)

“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating:

Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated in center section (Seating is light blue color on map)

Standard Side Table Seating:

Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. (Table seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ can sit at bar):

Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).

A portion of each ticket’s fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.

Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.

Dinner Menu available in all seating areas

 

 

 

The Hot Sardines

The Hot Sardines

Big Band/Swing

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 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.”

Alan Cumming pairs with Elizabeth for a mischievous take on “When I Get Low, I Get High,” a song popularized by Ella Fitzgerald. The Emmy-winning actor (The Good Wife) came to mind as Elizabeth, Evan and producer Eli Wolf (Elvis Costello, Al Green, Norah Jones) conceptualized the album. “When I saw him in the revival of Cabaret, I knew we had to ask him,” she says. “Turns out he was already a fan of the band, and said yes right away. It was so much fun, and a real honor.”

The album title celebrates the duality of The Hot Sardines, reflecting both their glamorous and gritty sides. “When we started out as a band, we played illegal parties in these secret spots in Brooklyn. Down and dirty, and that was one of the reasons we loved it,” Elizabeth says. “Cut to a few years later and we were invited to play with the Boston Pops. We came up with the idea of half of the album being lushed out with strings, and on the other half, going back to our roots.”

The name is also a reflection of the times, as lines blur between high and low culture, luxury and comfort. “The old rules — that champagne goes with caviar, or couture and takeout don’t mix –- are out the window. You see it everywhere — fashion, travel, food,” says Elizabeth. “Just be yourself and do what you like,” adds Evan. “Which is really how we approach playing music.”

The title track is a reminder that when the going gets tough, a little decadence is a balm for the soul. About the pair’s original song, Elizabeth says, “I wanted to write something that could be taken as the end of a love affair, but with a second layer that expressed what we’re all feeling,” she says. “These are uncertain times. When everything seems hopeless, throw a party.”

The Hot Sardines played more than 100 shows last year, taking their act from their familiar confines of New York across the country. And, to no one’s surprise but their own, they were greeted by music lovers everywhere. “It never really occurred to me that anyone was listening to us outside of New York City. To show up in a town and have people say, ‘I love this song. I love this video’ is mind-blowing to me,” says Elizabeth, who adds she remembers the towns by the food, seeking out “whatever that region does really well — we’re constantly in the tour van, researching mom-and-pop places in the next town.”

In New York City, The Hot Sardines draw a young audience. In the rest of the country, multi-generations come to enjoy the music. “We’ll see daughters, mothers and grandmothers coming to our show together,” Evan says. “In Long Island, a young girl came up to Elizabeth with a can of sardines to sign. She was 7!”

In the hot jazz movement, The Hot Sardines stand apart for the innovation, verve and sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old. “It’s a really cool time to be making music,” Elizabeth says. “Especially if you’re making music that started its life 100 years ago.”

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Ticket(s)

Ages 8+
limit 10 per person
"Sapphire" Booth Seating for 5 or 6 ppl
Sold as set of 5-6. 1st come, 1st seated. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
5/6 Person Booth $55
$55.00
"Royal Blue" Premier Center Table Seat
Seating Center TBL. 1st come, 1st seated in reserved center section. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/ person.
CTR Table Seating $45
$45.00
Standard Side Table Seating Area
Seating for 1-14. 1st come, 1st seated in Lt/Rt area. Ea ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
SIDE TBL Seating $35
$35.00
Standard Bar Area - Seating for 21+ Only
Great view! 1st come, 1st seated, some standing. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket per person.
Bar Seating
$35.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Mail
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 8 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 8 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Thank you for your purchase! Ea. person requires a ticket purchase for entry.
NO REFUNDS.
NO SMOKING INSIDE.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK.
NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS without permission.
AGE LIMIT: Varies per event, check event for specific age limit. No Babes in Arms.
EXCHANGES ON CASE BY CASE BASIS ONLY with approval of Box Office Mgr.
Any special needs/ accommodation requests, please contact our Box Office.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)
boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com

BLUE NOTE NAPA CLUB (DOWNSTAIRS):
Unless otherwise specified, seating is 1st come, 1st seated based on section purchased. Ea. ticket purchase is your reservation for the restaurant. WILL CALL: Check in at Host Stand for seating and check in
Blue Note Napa is located DOWNSTAIRS.

JAM CELLARS BALLROOM at Margrit Mondavi Theatre (UPSTAIRS):
The Ballroom has events that are 1) Reserved & seated, 2) GA & seated 3) GA, standing
There is no dining available upstairs, only downstairs. A Bar is available for drink purchases.
Historic Building: There are NO BATHROOMS UPSTAIRS, but are downstairs & are accessible via stairs or the elevator.