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DR. MICHAEL WHITE & THE ORIGINAL LIBERTY JAZZ BAND (FRENCH QUARTER FEST)
Sat April 23 @ 8:00 pm
Dr. Michael White is a widely regarded clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian and educator that plays classic New Orleans jazz in the George Lewis style. Dr. White has served as guest director at several Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts relating to traditional New Orleans jazz, and is a senior professor of 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
Detroit Brooks – banjo
Steve Pistorius – piano
Tyler Thompson – bass
Benny Amon – 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 – 9pm, Thurs-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!