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NAT ADDERLEY JR. QUARTET
March 20, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
Nathaniel “Nat” Adderley Jr. is a renowned jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and producer. Nat is perhaps best known for his more than 23 year tenure as music director, arranger, producer, and frequent co-writer for R&B legend Luther Vandross, during which time he wrote and arranged Luther’s first Top 20 hit, “Stop to Love” as well as the Grammy-nominated “Give Me the Reason.” Nat’s iconic arrangements include some of Luther’s most famous and beloved records, including “Superstar,” “Never Too Much,” and “Here and Now.” His producer credits for Luther include “The Closer I Get to You,” a duet featured on Beyoncé’s Grammy-winning album Dangerously in Love and Luther’s Grammy-winning Dance with My Father.
Nat has elevated the work of many acclaimed artists with his unique musical gifts and leadership; he wrote “The Wave” for Kirk Whalum, arranged most of Aretha Franklin’s album Jump to It, and produced Gloria Lynne’s album No Detour Ahead as well as tracks for The Temptations’ album Awesome. Nat’s work as a pianist can be heard on countless studio recordings, as well as all the piano used in the Broadway production of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson.” An avid lover of the theatre, Nat has also recently worked on three shows for the Tony-winning Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ; he was arranger and musical director for “Sarah Sings a Love Story” and “Sophisticated Ladies,” served as musical director and appeared as the character Larry (Paul Robeson’s accompanist) in “Robeson.”
Since coming home to his jazz roots (he is the son and nephew of celebrated jazz musicians, cornetist Nat Adderley Sr, and alto saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, respectively), Nat has brought his ensemble all over the country and the world. Nat’s inimitable style—his authentic and reverential craft as a jazz pianist, mixed with his mastery of pop and R&B idioms, his unparalleled musical sensitivity and artistry, and his showman’s charm and wit—make his shows memorable events that are not to be missed.
Join us tonight for the New Orleans debut of the Nat Adderley Jr. Quartet at Snug Harbor, featuring:
Nat Adderley Jr – piano
Mike Lee – saxophone, flute
Belden Bullock – bass
Alvester Garnett – 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 email@example.com 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. 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. 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, advance tickets are strongly suggested!