A seventh-generation New Orleanian, Reggie Houston embraced education and followed in his parents footsteps to become an arts education advocate, teacher, and world-renowned saxophonist.
He was inspired to study saxophone at age 10, after seeing Ray Charles play alto sax at Lincoln Beach Amusement Park, where Fats Domino also performed during Reggie's childhood. Years later, Reggie would share the stage with both musical giants, and spend 22 years as a member ofFats Domino's band, before moving to Portland, Oregon in 2004.
Reggie is truly born of the heartbeat of New Orleans jazz and the foundations of American music in general, having performed as a core member in the bands of Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholomew, Irma Thomas, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charmaine Neville, the Neville Brothers and members of The Meters, among many others. You may have heard him on three of Peter Gabriel's albums, or on recordings by The Neville Brothers, The Indigo Girls, Joan Osborne, Bruce Hornsby, and more.
Reggie knows the music. It is in his blood. He can trace the many, varied styles and influences of southeast Louisiana music all the way back to pre-colonial Africa. It is this knowledge, coupled with the strong arts education tradition of his hometown that gave rise to Reggie’s newest project, "Anonymous Legends: A History of New Orleans Music" — the culmination of Reggie’s life’s work.
Join us tonight as the Reggie Houston Quartet presents "Holiday Blues & Moods," featuring:
Reggie Houston - saxophones, vocals
Amasa Miller - piano, keys
Jimmy Ballero - guitar, vocals
Hurley Blanchard - drums
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
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 in the Restaurant next door by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Bar Room is Open 5pm - Midnight, with or without tickets.
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.