New Orleans is a city steeped in tradition, but a big part of this culture is constant evolution via improvisation and innovation. That may be why James Singleton is one of the busiest bassists in town. He’s been a mainstay of the scene for over four decades by playing a myriad of styles with numerous music legends such as Chet Baker, Charlie Rich, Ellis Marsalis Jr, James Booker, Stanton Moore, John Scofield and John Medeski, just to name a few. Beyond a standard sideman, Singleton is an accomplished composer and improviser that continues to hone in on his sound by experimentation.
Singleton is perhaps best known as a founding member of the seminal New Orleans modern jazz group Astral Project, as well as more recent experimental outfit Nolatet with vibraphonist Mike Dillon, pianist Brian Haas, and Astral Project drummer Johnny Vidacovich.
As a composer, bassist, band leader, and multi-instrumentalist Singleton presents true modern experimental jazz which draws from both rock and orchestral roots. His band is a real powerhouse of improvisers and each a respected player in their own right. James has played behind many major artists over the last 35 years including a 32 year run with the all-star modern jazz band Astral Project.
Tonight, he presents the James Singleton Quintet, featuring: James Singleton - bass, trumpet, EFX Justin Peake - drums, electronics, mandolin Jonathan Freilich - electric guitar Brian Haas - piano, melodica James Evans - clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, trombone
Shows at 7:30 & 9:30pm. Doors at 7:00pm & 9:00pm.
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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 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 showtime.