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January 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Originally from Washington, DC and having sung from a very young age, Roderick Harper found his calling as a student of the late Alvin Batiste at Southern University in Baton Rouge, and then his home when Batiste offered him the chance to guest with our dear late, great Ellis Marsalis Jr, who immediately began having Harper as a vocalist with his band for the next several years. 

Roderick’s next move would be to New York City, where he performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and was soon sharing stages with likes of Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Nicholas Payton, who would end up producing Harper’s second album, “The Essence Of…” 
Now after nearly a decade in Chicago, Harper has returned to New Orleans and released two more albums, illustrating his versatility as a vocalist ten-fold, bringing his discography to five albums and his repertoire to a seemingly infinite dance between limitless genres, including jazz, soul and R&B hits. 
As the diversity of his discography implies, ” ‘E-volv-ing’ is more than just the title of Roderick Harper’s exceptional new record; it’s his entire way of life.” 
Tonight, we welcome Roderick Harper and his band back to Snug for the first time in nearly two years. 
The Roderick Harper Quintet features
Roderick Harper – vocals 
Oscar Rossignoli – piano 
Robin Sherman – bass 
Chris Guccione – drums 
Roderick Paulin – saxophones 
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 info@snugjazz.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! 


January 9, 2022
8:00 pm


Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
New Orleans, + Google Map