Snug Harbor presents
Thursday December 21st, 2023 7:30pm (Doors: 7:00pm)

For the past decade, Sullivan Fortner has been stretching deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, band leader and uncompromising individualist. The GRAMMY Award-winning New Orleans native received international praise as both the keys player and producer for his collaborative work on "The Window" (Mack Avenue, 2018), alongside multi-GRAMMY winner, vocalist-composer Cecile McLorin Salvant. As a solo leader, he has released "Moments Preserved" (2018) and "Aria" (2015) to critical acclaim, and he’s only getting started. Now based in New York City, Fortner has earned recognition in multiple DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll categories, winning first place in Rising Star Piano and Rising Star Jazz Artist. 

In addition to associations with such diverse voices as Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Diane Reeves, Etienne Charles and John Scofield, Fortner’s frequent and longtime collaborators have included Ambrose Akinmusire, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stefon Harris, Kassa Overall, Tivon Pennicott, Peter Bernstein, Nicholas Payton, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Fred Hersch and the late Roy Hargrove. Recent collaborations include GRAMMY-nominated releases Dear Love (Empress Legacy) and Generations from leaders Jazzmeia Horn and The Baylor Project, as well as contributions over the past decade to records by Donald Harrison Jr. and Theo Croker. 

Playing solo or leading an orchestra, Fortner engages harmony and rhythmic ideas through curiosity and clarity, crafting a style that it truly all his own. Within phrases, he finds universes, and listeners often hear how he’s moved by each note he explores. Coming up in New Orleans, Fortner began playing piano at age 7, following a storied lineage of improvisers, masters of time and every iteration of the blues.

TONIGHT:  join us for an initmate evening with Sullivan J. Fortner Jr. and one of his lauded solo piano concerts. 

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. 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. We encourage you to arrive at least 90 Minutes ahead of your showtime in order to enjoy dinner in the Restaurant next door before it's time to get seated in the Music Room for your ticketed showtime.