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March 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Join us tonight for 2 very special shows in celebration of Ms. Germaine Bazzle’s 90th Birthday! We are honored to host the official birthday concerts for New Orleans’ First Lady of Jazz as she celebrates nearly a century of song. Be sure to secure your tickets early! 

Known in New Orleans as the “First Lady of Jazz,” Germaine Bazzle has been under-recognized nationally and internationally throughout her career. Having taught music appreciation class in schools across the region for 50 years, she is one of the true unsung legends of the Birthplace of Jazz as both a performing artist and a youth choir instructor. 

Many have said that if it weren’t for her dedication to teaching music to students, she would be enjoying global acclaim as an in-demand touring artist. During the 1990s, Germaine received four Gambit Weekly “Big Easy Music Awards” and two OffBeat Magazine “Best of the Beat Awards” for Best Vocalist, and then the 2015 OffBeat Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement Award for Music Education. 
You might have to do some digging to glean much of her discography, as she appears mostly as a featured vocalist on compilations and with various collaboration bands such as with Alvin “Red” Tyler and  Johnny Adams, as well as “New New Orleans Music: Vocal Jazz,” but she does have a few recordings of her own, including 1996’s “Standing Ovation” and notably her most recent live album “Swingin’ at Snug” – recorded live at our place in 2017. 

Bazzle’s unparalleled range as a vocalist is perhaps one of New Orleans’ best kept secrets. Her command of tone and melody coupled with her brilliance in the manipulation of her own vocal timbre during a solo are nothing short of spectacular, while her true gift is her ability to render a lyric. To experience her live is an unforgettable moment, and a national treasure. 

Tonight, she performs with one of her longtime musical director’s trio, featuring: 
Germaine Bazzle – vocals 
Larry Sieberth – piano 
Peter Harris – bass 
Herlin Riley – 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 info@snugjazz.com or calling the club at 504-949-0696 between 1pm – 8pm, Thurs-Sun, after your tickets have been purchased online. All dinner table reservations must be attached to advance concert tickets. Full Bar Open 6pm – Midnight for all on show nights. 
Kind Reminder:  Snug Harbor does not serve food inside the Music Room. Only cocktails and soft drinks are available for table service inside the Music Room, in order to preserve the integrity, quiet and focus of our world class intimate concerts. 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 half the normal audience capacity, creating an even more intimate listening experience. Covid mandates are honored with masks required for all, and seating more distanced than our usual. Please be prepared to present a valid proof of Covid vaccination or negative PCR test dated within the past 3 days, with matching Photo ID for entry. No ticket refunds are issued if due to lack of Covid prevention preparation at the door. 
With the limited seating capacity, it is advised that you get your tickets early! 


March 27, 2022
8:00 pm


Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
New Orleans, + Google Map