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Snug Harbor presents
Donald Harrison Jr. Quartet
Saturday July 6th, 2024 7:30pm (Doors: 7:00pm)
New Orleans-born saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison is a musician/composer whom master musicians consider a master of every era of jazz, soul, funk, and a master composer of orchestral classical music. He is also a genius, according to geniuses like Eddie Palmieri and Mike Clark. In the HBO drama Treme, Emmy-winning director David Simon created two characters to portray how Harrison innovated new styles of music. He appeared as an actor/musician in nine episodes of “Treme.” He also appeared as an actor in Oscar-winning director Johnathon Demme’s film “Rachel Getting Married,” in Spike Lee’s “When The Levee’s Broke” documentary, and Marvel’s “Luke Cage.” This talented artist is the recognized Big Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture and was made a Chief in 2019 by Queen Diambi Kabatusuila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. 
 
Harrison honed his experiences playing with Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Eddie Palmieri, Dr. John, Lena Horne, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Chuck Loeb, The Headhunters, hip-hop greats Digable Planets, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and many others into a personal style. He has performed with over 200 jazz masters and has created three influential styles of jazz. At the age of nineteen, Harrison started a modern jazz take on the New Orleans second-line tradition by introducing his composition, “New York Second-Line,” to the jazz world in 1979. By the mid-80s, he created “Nouveau Swing,” a distinctive sound that blended the swing beat of modern jazz with hip-hop, funk, and soul music. In the ’90s, Harrison recorded hits in the smooth jazz genre. With quantum jazz, Harrison moved music from a two-dimensional state into a four-dimensional state and added the idea of multiverse music. Harrison has nurtured the diverse talents of iconic artists like Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, The Notorious BIG, Jonathon Batiste, Deezle, Trombone Shorty, and Esperanza Spaulding. 
 
Shows at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm 
Doors at 7 pm & 9 pm. 

Restaurant is Open 5pm - 11pm 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 info@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. Full Bar is Open 5pm - Midnight for all, on show nights, with or without tickets. 

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.