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April 16, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Astral Project is a modern jazz quartet from New Orleans, Louisiana founded by saxophonist Tony Dagradi in 1978 and includes drummer Johnny Vidacovich, bassist James Singleton and 7-string guitarist Steve Masakowski. The band originally included pianist David Torkanowsky, who left in 2001.
For more than 40 years now, Astral Project has delighted audiences around the world with its unique brand of cutting edge improvisation and near telepathic interplay over deep New Orleans’ grooves. A devoted student of Eastern philosophy, Dagradi coined the band name as a reflection of the group’s quest for a higher plane of experience. As everyone who has seen the band in concert knows, each performance finds these men reaching for the stars.
Rolling Stone Magazine describes Astral Project as “ECM-style grace with New Orleans humidity.”
Tonight, Snug Harbor welcomes Astral Project back to its premiere venue home for the first time live in over 2 years!
Astral Project features:
Tony Dagradi – saxophone
Steve Masakowski – guitar
James Singleton – bass
Johnny Vidacovich – 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 also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the club at 504-949-0696 between 1pm – 8pm, Weds-Sun, 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.
All performances are currently sold at 2/3 the normal audience capacity in order to maintain a certain level of social distancing, creating an even more intimate listening experience. Covid mandates are honored with *masks now optional* for all, and seating more distanced than our usual. 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.
However, with our limited seating capacity, advance tickets are strongly suggested!