Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess at Balliceaux 

Monday, April 14. 9 p.m.

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Traditional jazz six-piece Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess celebrate the past without being beholden to it. With an innate, lyrical sense of past and present, the members of the New York ensemble are able to take their Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey inspirations and make them their own. It helps the cause that singer Carolina is a bona fide star. Her sultry, euphonious pitch and clear diction is perfectly suited to bring out the wink-and-a-nod playfulness of the group’s mischievous, early-20th-century seductions. Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess play Monday, April 14, at Balliceaux. Doors open at 9 p.m. Free. balliceauxrva.com.

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