Snug Harbor presents
Amina Figarova Sextet with Matsiko World Orphan Choir
Thursday May 2nd, 2024 9:00pm (Doors: 8:30pm)

Hailing from Azerbaijan, then New Orleans by way of New York, Amina Figarova is an internationally influenced—and recognized—composer, pianist, and bandleader. Her roles come to the forefront with her sextet band and with a remarkable chemistry that brings her detailed arrangements to life. Every member of the group stands out, but their dedication to Figarova’s eclectic and powerful compositions gives the group its depth of feeling.

In 2018, Amina composed a suite for a South African children’s choir and her sextet, which was performed at the “Joy of Jazz” Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa with a student choir from Soweto. Her aspiration was to record this masterpiece with the choir, but due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, it was impossible. However, fate intervened when Amina and Bart found themselves on the same flight from Europe to NYC with the Matsiko World Orphan Choir from Liberia. After conversing with the choir director, they decided to perform and record music together that was originally intended for South Africa.

The choir consists of 24 orphaned and at-risk children from Liberia in West Africa. They are spending 10 months performing at jazz festivals and venues with the Amina Figarova Sextet, and churches across the USA, where they will perform to gain 1,000 educational sponsors for their siblings, friends and families.

Shows at 9pm & 11pm 
Doors at 8:30pm & 10:30pm 

Restaurant is Open 5pm - 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime:

Advance Ticket Holders can now automatically make dinner table reservations for the Dining Room online via OpenTable.com !

Advance Ticket-Holders can also make table reservations for dinner by Emailing reservations@snugjazz.com after your tickets have been purchased online. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival.

Kind Reminder:  Snug Harbor does NOT serve the full menu inside the Music Room. We do offer cheese and charcuterie tray options. In order to preserve the integrity, quiet and focus of our world class intimate concerts, only the charcuterie, cocktails and soft drinks are available for table service inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive at least 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 your ticketed showtime.