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Thu May 4 @ 9:00 pm


TONIGHT: We continue our tradition of honoring the legacy of our late piano patriarch and jazz luminary, Ellis Marsalis Jr. here on the Snug stage, where he held court for his local residency nearly every week for over 30 years. On these mini “E-Day Festivals” we host bandleaders who played with Ellis over the years, were his direct mentees, and of course feature bands led by his talented sons. 

Jason Marsalis is the youngest son of piano patriarch and jazz luminary Ellis Marsalis Jr. and their famous New Orleans music family, declared “America’s First Family of Jazz” upon the presentation of their NEA Jazz Masters Award in 2011, the nation’s highest jazz honor. 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 music from the E-Quintetwith
Jason Marsalis – drums      
Jason Stewart – bass 
Oscar Rossignoli – piano  
Derek Douget – saxophones 
Andrew Baham – trumpet  
Shows at 9pm & 11pm. 
Doors at 8:00pm & 10:30pm. 
*Both of tonight’s performances are special tributes to Ellis Marsalis Jr presented in collaboration with the evening’s earlier premiere, limited capacity screening of director Sascha Just’s documentary film, “ELLIS,” also taking place here at Snug Harbor (which is featured in the film) at 6:00pm for one night only, prior to tonight’s musical tributes. Limited tickets here. (Film Screening + Live Musical Tribute Performance together are $50 plus any taxes/fees in advance, or $60 at the door, should any seats remain for walk-up) 
Restaurant is Open 5pm – 11pm for dinner before or after your showtime: 
Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations for the Dining Room online via Open Table here
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make 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. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival. 
Full Bar is Open 5pm – 1am 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. 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, Snug Harbor is no longer requiring valid proof of Covid vaccination or negative test for entry, and while masks are still suggested while 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 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


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