Snug Harbor presents
Saturday November 4th, 2023 7:30pm (Doors: 7:00pm)
Guitarist, composer, arranger, lyricist, writer, educator, and vocalist Joel Harrison has “created a new blueprint for jazz” (New Orleans Times-Picayune). A Guggenheim Fellow (2010) whose compositions have been commissioned by Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, New Music USA, Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, and the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, he has released 25 albums as a leader on seven different labels. Harrison’s music may be founded on jazz but veers into classical, rock, country, and all manner of American roots music. Succinctly described by the New York Times as “protean… brilliant,” he is also an active film composer, having worked on the Oscar-nominated Traffic Stop and the Sundance awardee Southern Comfort.

His latest release on Highnote Records,  "Anthem of Unity," features an all-star quartet of Gary Versace on organ, Greg Tardy on saxohpone, and special guest Jack DeJohnette on drums.

Harrison is the founder and director of the Alternative Guitar Summit, a yearly festival devoted to new and unusual guitar music, which Pat Metheny has called “one of the most interesting and distinguished forums for guitar on the planet."  Harrison is talso he author of “Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players” as well as “Modern Jazz Standards for Guitar.” 

Tonight, Joel Harrison presents music from Anthem of Unity, with his New Orleans trio, featuring
Joel Harrison - guitar 
Joe Ashlar - organ 
Ricky Sebastian - drums 
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm 
Doors at 7:00pm & 9:00pm  

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 next door 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.

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.