NEW ORLEANS (press release) – After COVID-19 temporarily shuttered Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, the famed Frenchman Street jazz institution is finally welcoming performers back to it’s stage with the Snug Harbor Jazz Revival series. Streaming every Sunday on StageIt.com beginning February 14th, the series will feature a variety of local New Orleans’ jazz legends from Jason Marsalis and the K Love Experience to Germaine Bazzle and the Larry Siberth Quartet.
Each performance will feature a 60-minute performance at 7PM CT. Tickets are $15 per show and on sale at StageIt.com/SnugHarborJazzBistro.
TOPSY CHAPMAN & SOLID HARMONY – FEB 14, 7PM CT
Topsy Chapman’s family vocal group Solid Harmony delights audiences as they present the sounds of New Orleans music deeply rooted in a melodic and harmonic gospel style. The international hit musical “One Mo’Time” introduced singer Topsy Chapman to admiring audiences around the world. Now with the help of her singing daughters Yolanda and Jolynda, Solid Harmony presents a mosaic of jazz, blues & gospel standards tied together with unique swing harmonies. Tonight’s special Valentine’s Day performance will include crowd-pleasers such as “My Funny Valentine,” “At Last” and “It Had to be You.”
Performers: Topsy Chapman – Vocals, Jolynda “KiKi” Chapman – Vocals, Yolanda Robinson – Vocals, Caleb Windsay – Trombone, Vocals, Stephen Gladney – Sax, John Jones -Drums, Brian Quezergue – Bass, Ryan Hansler – Piano
JASON MARSALIS AND THE K LOVE EXPERIENCE – FEB 21, 7PM CT
Jason Marsalis is the youngest of jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis and the famous New Orleans musical family. This multi-talented performer is both a great vibraphonist and a great drummer as he will show tonight. The K Love Experience will be an adventure in grooves, Afro-Cuban, funk, samba, reggae, and many styles of music to make you want to dance! With a fire in his heart and a passion for the music, his will to swing has never been more resolute. The maturity and the command he possesses over his music is clearly evident to those who have heard or seen him.
HERLIN RILEY QUARTET – FEB 28, 7PM CT
New Orleans is a drummer’s town. But in this town full of first-class drummers, Herlin Riley is “the” drummer. The Baron of the Boom Boom. The Pulse that keeps the life flowing through any body of work. Born into a musical family steeped in gospel, blues, and jazz, Herlin is the answer to the question, what is New Orleans? After playing with everybody who was anybody in this music scene, Wynton Marsalis asked him to join him in New York in 1988 where he stayed for almost two decades while still maintaining a home in New Orleans. He still is a regularly featured musician with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra but now is back in his home town when he’s not on tour with Ahmad Jamal or Harry Connick, Jr. He lights up a stage with just his presence and always fires up the first-class jazz artists who love to play with him.
CHARMAINE NEVILLE BAND – MAR 07, 7PM CT
As the daughter of one of the highly acclaimed Neville Brothers, Charmaine is heir to a rich New Orleans musical legacy but is busy putting her own stamp on this musical heritage. Neville and her band dish out a spicy mix of the best of New Orleans music, from the nastiest of blues to some V-8-driven R & B. Add a funky rhythm and some jazzy ballads, and you’ve got yourself one helluva Crescent City gumbo!
The band, certainly one of the best to come out of New Orleans, is co-led by Charmaine and natty piano wizard Amasa Miller. Devoted fans worldwide acclaim the Charmaine Neville Band. They’ve played festivals and clubs in cities all over the world. Reviewers have called their shows electrifying, aerobic, explosive. Charmaine and the band mix the hypnotic with the dramatic.
- MICHAEL WHITE & THE ORIGINAL LIBERTY JAZZ BAND – MAR 14, 7PM CT
Dr. Michael White is a jazz clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian, and educator that plays classic NO jazz in the George Lewis style. Dr. White has served as guest director at several Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts relating to traditional New Orleans jazz. “…one of the lessons that I learned, and I try to teach this to my students, is that one of the values of listening to jazz, especially New Orleans jazz, is not just for the danceable nature and the great music that it is, but also because of the lessons that it teaches and that can be used today. And one of those great lessons is that you have to improvise. You have to be able to take what comes and make something good happen with it.”
GERMAINE BAZZLE & LARRY SIEBERTH QUARTET – MAR 21, 7PM CT
Germaine is the Grand Dame of New Orleans jazz singers. Expect straight-ahead jazz standards done her way. “She’s like an instrumentalist, the way she reacts with the band… She’s just an abundance of technique and flexibility.” – Johnny Vidacovich
Germaine is joined tonight by the Larry Sieberth Quartet. As a self-described “musical chameleon,” Larry is one of the most notably versatile pianists the Crescent City has to offer. But he is also a sought-after music director, arranger, and producer, creating a number of musical extravaganzas for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Harrah’s Casino.
DELFEAYO MARSALIS QUINTET – MAR 28, 7PM CT
Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton, and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Early influences included J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Al Grey, Tyree Glenn, Tommy Dorsey, and Ellington’s trombone masters. From the age of 17 until the present, he has produced over 100 recordings for major artists including Harry Connick, Jr, Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and his father and brothers. Marsalis is an exceptional trombonist who has toured internationally with his own groups, as well as those led by five renowned bandleaders.