Snug Harbor presents
Saturday October 28th, 2023 9:30pm (Doors: 9:00pm)
Join us tonight as we pay tribute to one of New Orleans' most influential and beloved founding fathers of American Music on his Birthday:
Raised on LaSalle Street surrounded by the rhythms of the legendary Dew Drop Inn nearby, Harold Raymond Battiste Jr(1931 - 2015) was a revered American musician, composer, arranger, performer, teacher, mentor and community leader from New Orleans. 
Battiste's notable achievements as a producer and arranger for studio, film and television include Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" and "A Change Is Gonna Come," Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe," Lee Dorsey's "Ya Ya," and introducing audiences to Mac "Dr. John" Rebbenack, earning 6 Gold Records throughout his career. Among other firsts as a recording industry pioneer, Battiste notably launched the first African-American musician-owned record label, All For One (AFO Records), in 1961, which released music by his contemporary luminaries such as Ellis Marsalis and more. 

One of Battiste's distinct mentees is pianist and educator Jesse McBride, a senior professor at Tulane University's Jazz Studies department and current bandleader for Next Generation, a band started by Harold Battiste as an ongoing practice of bringing rising young musicians into the fold and often compared to Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. 

Next Generation tonight features
Jesse McBride - piano 
John Michael Bradford - trumpet
Rex Gregory - saxophones 
Jason Stewart - bass
Alexey Marti - percussion 
Herlin Riley - drums

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:30pm

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 in the Restaurant by Emailing info@snugjazz.com after your tickets have been purchased online for the Music Room. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival.

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.