Buffa's Bar & Restaurant On the Border of the Quarter since 1939

Some Like it Hot!

Every Sunday at 11AM

Some Like It Hot! is a New Orleans Dixieland Jazz Band that was formed from a love of traditional jazz. What sets Some Like It Hot! apart from other Dixieland Jazz Bands? The energy and enthusiasm for the music. This enthusiasm spreads quickly to those in the audience as each musician brings his or her own special style and sense of fun to the music.

The band has become very popular in the past few years and has performed at numerous festivals including the French Quarter Festival, the Satchmo Festival, and the 2006 and 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band performs every Sunday to standing room only crowds at the popular Buffa's Jazz Brunch in New Orleans.

When not working at local clubs, the band stays busy playing at fundraisers, private parties, corporate events, and weddings.

Some LIke It Hot! continues to pick up a following because of the band's dedication to the vintage songs and their all around sense of fun. Some Like It Hot! is known for giving 100 % in every performance, whether it is a fan of one or a festival of 5000.

The Band

Kaye Caldwell: (Bandleader/Trumpet/Vocals) Kaye originated the idea of the Some Like It Hot band and inspired other players to join her in the quest to provide a fun band staying true to the concept of traditional jazz.

Nita Hemeter: (Drums) An adept, enthusiastic and barefoot style creates the distinctive traditional jazz sound to Some Like It Hot.

Ron Kennedy: (Banjo/Vocals) His instrument is Banjo with the top four tuned guitar style - a rhythm-making occasional slapping style that lights the fire under almost any dancer or listener.

Lil Josephine: (String Bass/Bass Drum) Her flexibility in providing a swinging rhythmic feel feeds the dynamic pulse that complements the other rhythms.

Eric Shuman: (Clarinet) Also talented on the piano and other horns. His beautiful solos and harmonies complete the Dixieland sound of Some Like It Hot.

Janice Medlock: (Trombone/vocals) Another musical talent contributing to the Dixieland sound of Some Like It Hot.


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