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TRIBUTE TO JACO PASTORIUS with Pat Casey, Ricky Sebastian & Company

December 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

John “Jaco” Pastorius III was an American bassist, composer and producer well-respected in the jazz world, particularly the jazz fusion movement of the 1970s and 1980s, as a virtuoso of the electric bass. He recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of the renowned band Weather Report (1976 – 1981). He also collaborated with artists such as Herbie HancockPat Metheny and Joni Mitchell. 

Though he passed away at the young age of 35 and therefore had a relatively short career over the course only 10-15 years, Jaco is still widely regarded today as one of the best bassists of all time, specifically of the electric bass. His style of playing incorporated elements of funk, lyrical solos, bass chords, and innovative harmonics. More than just a technical master of his instrument, his musicianship propelled the compositions that he played on to new heights and new directions, forever changing the landscape of music and influencing all who heard him. 
Jaco’s approach to the bass and the music he wrote continues to be a wellspring of inspiration for a great many musicians and listeners alike. He’s left an indelible mark on the continuum of musicianship, including with some of our very own New Orleans musicians; Louisiana native drummer Ricky Sebastian played drums with Jaco for several years, and New Orleans based bassist Pat Casey has been so influenced by Jaco’s craft that he began hosting annual tribute concerts to the late bass master in 2016, nearly 30 years after his death. 
Tonight, join us for what promises to be an incredible evening of supreme musicianship and expansive exploration with the return of Pat Casey’s Tribute to Jaco Pastorius, featuring
Pat Casey – bass 
Ricky Sebastian – drums 
Sam Kuslan – piano, synth keys 
Brad Walker – 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 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 info@snugjazz.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 acclaimed show! 


December 1, 2022
8:00 pm


Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
New Orleans, + Google Map