Jazz and art fans might be interested in heading to Utica for a concert at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Saturday. The Hot Sardines will bring their up-to-date renditions of jazz tunes from decades past. The concert supports the current exhibition, Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35, which includes paintings, fashion, jewelry and other artifacts.
The Empire state was a driving force behind modernization in the post-World War I era. The works highlight social changes, including race relations, women’s rights and technology of the time.
The Hot Sardines feature an 8-piece jazz band, with a horn section, backing singer and founder Elizabeth Bougerol. Their music includes blues, brassy horns, souring piano accompaniment and even a tap dancer on stage at times.
The concert takes place at the MWPAI Sculpture Court, Saturday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m.