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DR. MICHAEL WHITE & THE ORIGINAL LIBERTY JAZZ BAND wsg Titos Sompa
Fri September 30 @ 8:00 pm
Dr. Michael White is a widely regarded clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian and educator who plays classic New Orleans jazz in the George Lewis style. Dr. White has served as guest director for several Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts, and is a senior professor of Spanish language and music at Xavier University.
When asked to share his musical philosophy, Dr. White states, “…one of the lessons that I learned, and I try to teach this to my students, is that one of the values of listening to jazz, especially New Orleans jazz, is not just for the danceable nature and the great music that it is, but also because of the lessons that it teaches and that can be used today. And one of those great lessons is that you have to improvise. You have to be able to take what comes and make something good happen with it.”
Tonight, Dr. White presents The Original Liberty Jazz Band, featuring:
Dr. Michael White – clarinet, bandleader
Gregg Stafford – trumpet, vocals
Frank Naundorf – trombone
Seva Venet – banjo
Steve Pistorius – piano
Mitchell Player – bass
Shannon Powell – drums
+ joining Dr. White and TOLJB tonight is Special Guest, Titos Sompa, master Congolese dancer, choreographer, drummer and percussionist now based in New Orleans!
This special edition of Dr. White’s monthly residency here at Snug is an official concert of the Fall 2022 NOLAxNOLA citywide music festival.
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 for the Dining Room via OpenTable.com 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. We are 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 guarantee seats for this acclaimed show!