New Hot Jazz Is Warming Up

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The Hot Sardines

Lately young jazz musicians have taken a shine to music of the turn of the century -- but not this century. They're looking back to the turn of the last century, and giving it a modern twist. Will Friedwald recently wrote about this so-called "new hot jazz" for Vanity Fair in an article called "How a Swath of 20-Somethings Have Tuned In to 1920s Pop." He joins us to discuss. Plus, we hear from one of the musicians who has been tuning into that 1920s pop and making it her own: Elizabeth Bougerol of The Hot Sardines.

The first full-scale New York Hot Jazz Festival is on August 25 at Mehanata, on the Lower East Side – The Hot Sardines will play.