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JASON MARSALIS QUINTET: Ode to Congo Square
Fri March 4 @ 8:00 pm
Join us tonight for Jason’s birthday party!
Jason presents 2 special shows tonight to close-out his month-long series this season entitled “The Roots of Jazz” which traces the genre’s sonic history through the cultural practices of Congo Square and all who converged there. Join us to celebrate one of our dearest favorites, beloved Snug family, on his birthday. There might even be cake!
Jason Marsalis is the youngest son of piano patriarch and jazz luminary Ellis Marsalis Jr. and their famous New Orleans musical family, declared America’s “First Family of Jazz” upon the presentation of their NEA Jazz Masters Award in 2011.
In addition to his renown as a drummer, Jason is also a respected vibraphonist whose 2018 release “Melody Reimagined” with his 21st Century Trad Jazz Band rose swiftly to the top of the Billboard jazz chart. With a fire in his heart and a passion for the music, his will to swing has never been more resolute. The maturity and the command Jason possesses over his music is clearly evident to those who have heard or seen him.
Tonight, Jason presents the final installment of his SouthArts series in collaboration with the Congo Square Preservation Society and the Congo Square Drummers Circle this season, “The Roots of Jazz,” where he and many of New Orleans’ key percussionists explore the myriad rhythms, songs, dances and traditions that have woven together over centuries from many places in Africa to the Caribbean to Latin and South America to New Orleans and beyond to create what we popularly call “jazz” today.
Jason Marsalis Quintet presents Ode to Congo Square, featuring:
Jason Marsalis – drums
Amina Scott – bass
Shea Pierre – piano
Ricardo Pascal – saxophones
Steve Lands – trumpet
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 – 8pm, Weds-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. 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 suggested 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, advance tickets and early arrival are strongly suggested!