The New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra is an American revival orchestra that performs authentic orchestrations of vintage American popular music from the 1890s through the early 1930s.
The orchestra plays particular attention to the music of New Orleans, Louisiana, where it is based. In addition to the well known compositions of jazz and ragtime composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, and Eubie Blake, the orchestra’s repertory includes the work of less well remembered New Orleans Tin Pan Alley composers such as Larry Buck, Joe Verges, Paul Sarebresole and Nick Clesi.
Taking its name from the SS Leviathan, a transatlantic ocean liner with a well regarded dance band at the start of the 1920s, the orchestra was founded in 1972. Their first performance was at Tulane University, presenting a rather tongue-in-cheek concert of “best loved Oriental Foxtrots” (a then largely forgotten early 20th century dance music genre), partially satirizing the then current revival of scholarly interest in classic ragtime.
Join us tonight for this rare appearance from the orchestra in our intimate listening room!
Shows at 8pm & 10pm.
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:30pm.
The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra features:
MC – John Craft
Vocals – Leslie Merritt
Theramin – Bobby Skinner
Clarinet – Larry Jones
Flute – Jack Stewart
Trumpet – Greg Merritt, David Bauer, Chip Helmers
Saxophones – Steven Schwartz, Lori Lapatka, David Bode
Trombone – Bob Gross, Samuel Tyree
Piano – Tyler Henderson
Banjo, vocals – John Parker
Violin – Dennis Lindwall, Rick Perles, Fanny Friedt
Cello – Daniel Andrews
Tuba – Stan Bird
Drums, vocals – Carl Mack
Restaurant is Open 6pm – 10pm 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 email@example.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 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 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 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 show.