New Orleans native Leon Anderson Jr. is the Director of Jazz Studies at Florida State University faculty, where he has been an associate music professor since 1998. His musical experience includes that of a classical and jazz percussionist, educator, clinician, and composer. Mr. Anderson earned his music degrees at Louisiana Tech University and Southeastern Louisiana University. His mentors included Ellis Marsalis Jr, Willis Delony, and Victor Goines of New Orleans, as well as the late bassist Ben Tucker. For many years, Anderson played with Ellis Marsalis on Fridays nights here at Snug.
Tonight, he presents the Leon Anderson New Orleans Quintet LIVE Album Recording, featuring:
Leon Anderson - drums
Rodney Jordan - bass
Oscar Rossignoli - piano
Ricardo Pascal - saxophones
John Michael Bradford - trumpet
Shows at 8pm & 10pm. Doors at 7:00pm & 9:30pm.
MORE ABOUT LEON ANDERSON:
In 1997, Mr. Anderson was a featured soloist with The Marcus Roberts Trio’s performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, and he was the selected drummer for the “Great Saxophone Legends” concert at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, featuring Jimmy Heath, David Sanchez, Javon Jackson and Red Holloway. This was a year that catapulted Leon to the beginnings of his national recognition.
Anderson also has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra with the Ellis Marsalis Trio; National Orchestra de France with the Marcus Roberts Trio; Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia Italy; Ingolstadt Jazztage in Bavaria; Switzerland Jazz Festival in Basel; North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Ascona Jazz Festival in Ascona, Switzerland.
He has appeared on more than a dozen critcially acclaimed albums, including recordings with Victor Goines, Marcus Roberts, Etienne Charles, Melvin Jones, and more.
Restaurant is open 5pm - 11pm for dinner before or after your showtime:
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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 the show.