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“ELLIS” Documentary Film Screening

Thu May 4 @ 6:00 pm


Join us this evening for a very special, intimate, limited capacity premiere screening of director Sascha Just’s documentary film on “the life and complicated times of pianist ELLIS Marsalis Jr.” 
ELLISthe film is currently touring international film festivals, and makes its hometown premiere this week with two screenings; one on May 3rd at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, and one here at Snug Harbor on May 4th. 
As many know, Snug Harbor was our late, great Ellis Marsalis’ artistic residential home for over 30 years. He held court on our stage nearly every Friday night for over two decades, featuring his own bands, special guest icons, and his rising young student musicians who would go on to become stars of their own, including his own four renowned sons. Metaphorically speaking, Snug’s is “the stage that Ellis built.” The magic of his spirit can still be felt present today, when we experience intimate sonic moments in our listening room, a room now often led by his sons, mentees, and fellow jazz pioneers. 
This special screening of the first feature documentary about his life and legacy will be a surreal one; as we immerse ourselves in the film, inside the very room, facing the very stage, where Ellis made so much of his magic… a room featured in the film itself. 
This evening’s screening will host an opening reception and cocktail hour from 5pm – 6pm including a meet & greet with the filmmaker, Jason Marsalis, and some of Ellis’ band members, while ticketing and seating take place. 
Immediately following the screening, we will host two live Musical Tributes to Ellis Marsalis presented by Jason Marsalis and the E-Quintet, ticketed separately
5:00pm: Doors Open for Cocktails, Ticketing, Meet & Greet 
6:00pm – 7:45pm: Film Screening ($10 Advance, $15 Door) 
7:45pm – 9:00pm: Optional Cocktails & Post-Reception in the Bar Room
9:00pm – 10:30pm: Live Musical Tribute Performance – Early Set
11:00pm – 12:30am: Live Musical Tribute Performance – Late Set  
*Co-Presented by Freytag Productions and Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, in association with Pont:Productions with support from the New Orleans Film Society, the New Orleans Jazz Museum, and the New Orleans Tourism & Cultural Fund.
Restaurant is Open 5pm – 11pm for dinner before or after your showtime
Advance Concert Ticket Holders can now automatically submit dinner table reservation requests for the Dining Room online via Open Table here
Advance Concert Ticket-Holders can also submit 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. Simply forward your E-Ticket Confirmation for the concert to that email with your table time and guest count request in the subject/body. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival. 
Full Bar Open 5pm – 1am for all, with out 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. 9pm 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 2022, 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 now seating at just under our regular audience capacity. 
However, with our small, intimate venue’s regularly limited seating capacity, advance tickets are still strongly suggested in order to guarantee seats for this acclaimed show! This show WILL sell-out. DO NOT WAIT TO SECURE YOUR TICKETS. 


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