Saxophonist, bandleader, composer and Black Masking Indian Big Chief of the Congo Square Nation, Donald Harrison Jr.has been named “one of the most important musicians of the new millennium” by CBS Sunday Morning. He is the originator of the Nouveau Swing style, which merges jazz with modern R&B, New Orleans second-line music, hip-hop, Afro-New Orleans cultural group traditions and reggae rhythms.
At age 19 Harrison began working with Roy Haynes, by 20 with Jack McDuff, and by 21 joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. A few years later, he co-led a band with Terence Blanchard that had an enormous impact on the development of the “neo-conservative” movement in jazz. Harrison Jr. has also worked with other notables including Lena Horne, Spike Lee, Eddie Palmieri and hip-hop groups such as Guru’s Jazzmatazz, The Notorious BIG, and Digable Planets. The New York Times raves, “Mr. Harrison turned out to be one of the most musicologically literate jazz players to come out in ages!”
Most recently, Harrison Jr. was named one of the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters, the highest US jazz award, joining fellow honorees Stanley Clarke, Billy Hart, and Cassandra Wilson.
Tonight, he presents his Quintet, featuring:
Donald Harrison Jr – saxophones
Dan Kaufman – piano
Detroit Brooks – guitar
Nori Naraoka – bass
Brian Richberg Jr – 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 Open Table here!
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 while not eating or drinking indoors, they are now optional for all.
However, with our intimate venue’s regularly limited seating capacity, advance tickets are still strongly suggested in order guarantee seats for this acclaimed show.