Snug Harbor presents
Thursday January 4th, 2024 9:30pm (Doors: 9:00pm)
One of the “young lions,” Rick Margitza is a renowned tenor saxophonist most inspired by Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, and John Coltrane. He started on the violin at age four (his grandfather was a cellist, and his father a violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra), studied classical piano for a bit, and also played oboe before switching to tenor saxophone in high school.

Margitza then attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Berklee College of Music, University of Miami, and finally Loyola University in New Orleans, where he lived and played for four years. Rick next toured with Maynard Ferguson, Flora Purim and Airto before moving to New York in 1988, where he spent part of 1988 in Miles Davis’ group and then cut three sets as a leader for Blue Note Records from 1989-1991. His 1994 outing for Challenge found Margitza showing increasing individuality. 

Tonight, he presents the Rick Margitza New Orleans All-Stars, featuring
Rick Margitza - saxophone 
Michael Pellera - piano
Steve Masakowski - guitar 
Chuck Bergeron - bass
Jeff Boudreaux - 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 by Emailing reservations@snugjazz.com after your tickets have been purchased online by forwarding your E-ticket confirmation with dinner request info. Dinner Service without Advance Concert Tickets is first-come, first-served based on availability upon arrival at walk-up. 

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 ticketed showtime.