The Jazz Age – Warren Ertle’s Hot Peppers
“The Jazz Age” Warren Ertle’s Hot Peppers to perform in Meridian, MS
Meridina, MS —- Warren Ertle’s Hot Peppers will be presenting a concert, “The Jazz Age” at The Temple Theatre in
20s.” Tickets are $45 for the high-top tables and dancing section, $40 for general admission seating, and $30 for military
personnel. All tickets are available at www.templetheatre.com or by calling the theatre’s box office and placing them at
Step back into the 1920s
will call (601) 693-5353. as the Temple Theatre is turned into a Speakeasy
Warren Ertle’s Hot Peppers is an authentic eight-piece “Dixieland/Hot Jazz” band comprised of all-star musicians from 22 JULY 2023 TICKETS
Mississippi and Alabama. The band is committed to providing authentic performances of 1920s-1930s jazz, including
Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and many others.
The band is led by award-winning composer and ragtime pianist, Dr. Warren Ertle. The Tuscaloosa-based musician and Mississippi native is an avid performer of ragtime and stride piano music as well as an active composer and arranger. Er- tle’s passion for both early jazz and the American “Jazz Age” help to ensure that the band looks and sounds as if it stepped right out of the vintage recordings that it recreates.
The band employs the traditional “three horn front” (clarinet, trumpet, trombone) of the original “Dixieland” bands, a myriad of vintage instruments, microphones, accessories, and principal vocalist, Jamie Shannon Ferguson Ertle. In ad- dition to performing in the Hot Peppers and in a duet with her husband, Ertle is an active educator, theatre director, actor, and vocalist. She wields a powerful and intoxicating voice that beautifully embodies both “golden age” musical theatre and early jazz.
For this event, the band will feature two outstanding guest artists that you won’t want to miss!
Hailed by the Boston Globe as “the real deal, [a bandleader] that looks and sounds like the 1940s” and by the Syncopated Times as “the champion of Big Bands and vintage jazz”, Dan Gabel (Boston, MA) is a trombonist, arranger, bandleader, historian, and educator. His popular big band, Dan Gabel and The Abletones, has played throughout the northeast and is featured on numerous recordings and video/ television programs.
The artistry of Kimberly Hawkey (New York, NY) transcends time. With immortal songs – jazz, Broadway, folk – and a crystalline voice, she transports audiences into a world of beauty, offering an unforgettable shared experience. Kimberly is the recipient of the Johnny Mercer Award, a Gold Medalist at the American Traditional Vocal Competition in Savannah, Georgia, and a two-time winner of the Cabaret Showdown in New York City.
*This event is a great opportunity to put on those vintage threads, tuxedos, or flapper dresses that you don’t wear as often as you wish! If that’s not your style, please just come as you are! Either way, this event will be the “cat’s pajamas!”
“The Jazz Age” is sponsored and made possible by the Meridian Council for the Arts.