Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Friday, February 7, 2020
Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm
Concert starts at 7:30pm
Pre-show artist: Angela Wrigley
*Please be on time. For the respect of the artists and other patrons, latecomers will only be seated at an appropriate break in the performance.
Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines have become the charming front-runners of vintage jazz. With album names like French Fries and Champagne, they combine covers and originals to effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans Jazz Halls.
The ensemble’s original songs have even topped the charts next to artists like Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Known for their distinctive recipe creating musical magic with a blustery brass lineup, a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso, all tied together by vocalist Miz Elizabeth, who sings in both English and French with a voice from another time.
They’re not performing museum pieces – The Hot Sardines are here to party.
“The charismatic front-runners of vintage jazz play big halls as if they’ve just dropped in to a party.” - The Guardian
Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.
For more information, please call our box office at 403-294-9494
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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