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JAZZ FEST: DONALD HARRISON JR. QUARTET
May 1, 2022 @ 11:00 pm
SNUG HARBOR OFFICIAL JAZZ FEST 2022 LINE-UP:
Saxophonist, bandleader, composer and Black Masking Indian Big Chief of the Congo Square Nation, Donald Harrison Jr. has been named “one of the most important musicians of the new millennium” by CBS Sunday Morning. He is the originator of the Nouveau Swing style, which merges jazz with modern R&B, New Orleans second-line music, hip-hop, Afro-New Orleans cultural group traditions and reggae rhythms.
At age 19 Harrison began working with Roy Haynes, by 20 with Jack McDuff, and by 21 joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. A few years later, he co-led a band with Terence Blanchard that had an enormous impact on the development of the “neo-conservative” movement in jazz. Harrison Jr. has also worked with other notables including Lena Horne, Spike Lee, Eddie Palmieri and hip-hop groups such as Guru’s Jazzmatazz, The Notorious BIG, and Digable Planets. The New York Times raves, “Mr. Harrison turned out to be one of the most musicologically literate jazz players to come out in ages!”
Most recently, Harrison Jr. was named one of the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters, the highest US jazz award, joining fellow honorees Stanley Clarke, Billy Hart, and Cassandra Wilson.
Tonight, he presents his new Quartet, featuring:
Donald Harrison Jr. – saxophones
Dan Kaufman – piano
Nori Naraoka – bass
Joe Dyson – drums
+ special guest: Detroit Brooks – guitar
Shows at 9pm & 11pm.
Doors at 8:00pm & 10:30pm.
Restaurant is Open 6pm – 11pm for dinner before or after your showtime.
Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing email@example.com or calling the club at 504-949-0696 between 2pm – 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. 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 9pm.
All performances are currently sold at half the normal audience capacity, creating an even more intimate listening experience. Covid mandates are honored with masks now optional 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 are strongly suggested!