The New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra is an American revival orchestra that performs authentic orchestrations of vintage American popular music from the 1890s through the early 1930s.
The orchestra plays particular attention to the music of New Orleans, Louisiana, where it is based. In addition to the well known compositions of jazz and ragtime composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, and Eubie Blake, the orchestra's repertory includes the work of less well remembered New Orleans Tin Pan Alley composers such as Larry Buck, Joe Verges, Paul Sarebresole and Nick Clesi.
Taking its name from the SS Leviathan, a transatlantic ocean liner with a well regarded dance band at the start of the 1920s, the orchestra was founded in 1972. Their first performance was at Tulane University, presenting a rather tongue-in-cheek concert of "best loved Oriental Foxtrots" (a then largely forgotten early 20th century dance music genre), partially satirizing the then current revival of scholarly interest in classic ragtime.
Join us tonight for this rare appearance from the orchestra in our intimate listening room!
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Doors at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra tonight features:
MC - John Craft Vocals - Leslie Merritt Theramin - Bobby Skinner Clarinet - Larry Jones, Ricky Howe Flute - Jack Stewart Trumpet - Greg Merritt, Chip Helmers Saxophones - Lori Lapatka, David Bode Trombone - Bob Gross, Samuel Tyree Piano - Kris Tokarski Banjo, vocals - George Schmidt Violin - Dennis Lindwall, Rick Perles, Bill Luer Cello - Daniel Andrews Tuba - Stan Bird Drums, vocals - Carl Mack
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 email@example.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.