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AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET

Fri August 5 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Azerbaijan, the New Orleans by way of New York based Amina Figarova is an internationally influenced—and recognized—composer, pianist, and bandleader. Those three roles come to the forefront in Figarova’s sextets, bands with a remarkable chemistry that brings her detailed arrangements to life. Every member of the group stands out as a first-rate individual, but their dedication to Figarova’s eclectic and powerful compositions gives the group its depth of feeling and elite status. The Amina Figarova Sextet has been a hit at major festivals like the Newport Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

On her new album:
“In 1998, having a blast playing with a big band made up of students from Thelonius Monk’s Institute of Jazz, outdoors, surrounded by the gorgeous mountains of Aspen Snow Mass, I was thinking how much I wanted to create a smaller band that would have the same power of a big band, but with so much more room in it for each musician to shine. Little did I know this was the beginning of a beautiful journey, one that continues to this day, in which every concert, every recording is another beginning, another thrill, another joy. I conceived of the band as a septet twenty years ago, and later refined it to a sextet in 2005. And many of the most incredible musicians in the world have been a part of this band and of my band family. It is so much fun writing for them, trying out different directions, different unknowns; this continuous journey an exquisite adventure: enlightening, illuminating, beautiful, easy and challenging at the same time.” ~ Amina
The Amina Figarova Sextet tonight features
Amina Figarova – piano 
Bart Platteau – flutes 
Steve Lands – trumpet 
Rex Gregory – saxophones 
Martin Masakowski – bass 
Peter Varnado – drums 
Shows at 8pm & 10pm. 
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. 
Restaurant is Open 6pm – 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime
Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations in the Dining Room online via OpenTable.com here
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing info@snugjazz.com after your tickets have been purchased online. All dinner table reservations must be attached to advance concert tickets. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival. 
Full Bar is Open 6pm – Midnight for all, on show nights, with or without tickets. 
Kind Reminder: Snug Harbor does not serve food inside the Music Room. In order to preserve the integrity, quiet and focus of our world class intimate concerts, only cocktails and soft drinks are available for table service inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive 90 Minutes prior to your showtime in order to enjoy full, relaxing dinner service in the Dining Room right next door, before getting seated in the Music Room for the show. 8pm ticket holders can also enjoy dinner, dessert or appetizers after the show, with Dining Room seating only guaranteed by submitting your table request before 8pm. 
*PLEASE NOTE*
 As announced by the City of New Orleans, as of March 24th, Snug Harbor is no longer requiring valid proof of Covid vaccination or negative test for entry, and while masks are still suggested when not actively eating or drinking indoors, they are now optional for all. We are also now seating at just under our regular audience capacity. 
However, with our intimate venue’s regularly limited seating capacity, advance tickets are still strongly suggested in order to guarantee seats for this acclaimed show!  

Details

Date:
Fri August 5
Time:
8:00 pm
Website:
https://ci.ovationtix.com/36425/production/1081135?performanceId=11130219

Venue

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
New Orleans, + Google Map