Tonight, New Orleans-bred and presently St. Louis x Chicago x NYC-based saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and educator Victor Goines is the guest bandleader of Snug’s “E-Day” Series, when musicians close to our late great Ellis Marsalis present their tribute concerts to his musical legacy on the night of the week that was Ellis’ Snug residency for over 30 years.
Notably, Victor performed in the Ellis Marsalis Quartet for a number of years beginning in the 1980s. Ellis later hired Victor as a faculty member when he created the University of New Orleans Jazz Studies Department in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1984, and a Masters of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 1990.
Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines is widely recognized as one of the most engaging and versatile performers and composers in music today. Drawing from his New Orleans roots, his extraordinary career includes performances throughout the world earning acclaim from audiences, critics and colleagues. Goines has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in NYC and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993.
He has recorded and/or performed with many notable jazz and popular artists including Ahmad Jamal, Ruth Brown, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Lenny Kravitz, Ellis Marsalis Jr, Branford Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Willie Nelson, Marcus Roberts, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and a host of others.
His discography boasts over 20 albums as a bandleader, and recordings on over 70 other releases, including Wynton Marsalis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning recording, “Blood on the Fields” and Ted Nash’s Grammy Award-winning “Presidential Suite.” A gifted composer, Goines has more than 100 original works to his credit, including his 1992 debut album “Genesis” on the late Harold Battiste Jr’s seminal AFO Records. In 2000, he was commissioned by Juilliard’s Dance Division to compose a musical work in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.
He is currently the Executive Artistic Director of Jazz St. Louis.
Tonight, join us for an intimate evening with the Victor Goines New Orleans Quartet, featuring:
Victor Goines – clarinet & saxophones
Oscar Rossignoli – piano
Jason Stewart – bass
Jason Marsalis – drums
Shows at 8pm & 10pm.
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:30pm.
*** PLEASE NOTE! ***
The kitchen and dining room will be CLOSED tonight, as our restaurant side will be closed for the Christmas holiday from December 22nd through December 25th. So unfortunately, we will not be offering dinner service or any bar food service on this night.
However, the Full Bar Side is Open 6pm – Midnight for all, on show nights, with or without tickets. So please join us for a drink before, during, after, or even without, the show!
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.
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 when not actively eating or drinking indoors, they are now optional for all. We are also 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 special show! This show WILL sell-out.