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Wed May 10 @ 8:00 pm

The Matt Booth Quintet began playing in late 2022 as a showcase for a set of Booth’s compositions written in the early stages of the pandemic. The band is made up of some of the finest musicians of their generation, with a debut full length recording currently in the works from this exciting new ensemble: 

The Matt Booth Quintet features
Matt Booth – bass 
Peter Varnado – drums 
Oscar Rossignoli – piano 
Sam Taylor – tenor saxophone 
Steve Lands – trumpet 
Matt Booth is a bassist, composer, and educator based in New Orleans. Over the last decade, he has worked continuously in a wide range of groups and in various musical styles, both in the city and around the country. Presently, he is a co-leader of the piano trio EXTENDED, leads his own group Palindromes, as well as the guitar trio, Some Antics. He has performed at many of the area’s standout festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, and the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival; performs regularly at noteworthy clubs in New Orleans, including Snug Harbor, Tipitina’s, and the Spotted Cat; and has toured the country performing at such significant events as South by Southwest and the Rochester International Jazz Festival. As word has spread about Booth’s considerable skills and tireless work ethic, he is increasingly in demand by some of New Orleans’ most revered musicians.
In addition to his regular groups, he performs nationally as a member of the band led by celebrated New Orleans R&B organist/pianist John “Papa” Gros. Since moving to New Orleans in 2015, Booth has performed with such artists as Aurora Nealand, Brian Haas, Leo Nocentelli, Carl LeBlanc, Irma Thomas, Johnny Vidacovich, Robin Barnes, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Steve Masakowski, Panorama Jazz Band, and Gerald French. As his impressive list of accomplishments attests, Booth shines as both a leader and a sideman. His success is attributable not simply to his mastery of his instrument, but also to his warm and casual manner that makes him a pleasure to work with, along with his abiding conviction that the musician’s first responsibility is to serve the music.
Shows at 8pm & 10pm. 
Doors Open at 7:00pm & 8:30pm. 
Restaurant is Open 5pm – 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime
Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations in 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. Simply forward your E-Ticket 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 – 12am for all, on all show nights, 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 9pm. 
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!


Wed May 10
8:00 pm


Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
New Orleans, + Google Map