Snug Harbor (jazz club)

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Charmaine Neville performing at Snug Harbor in 2008.

Snug Harbor is a popular jazz club, bar, and restaurant on Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.


It has been described as "the classiest jazz club in New Orleans" by The New York Times[1] and as a "musical landmark" by Rolling Stone.[2] It features live performances by both noted local and touring national jazz performers. Regulars include Charmaine Neville, Ellis Marsalis, and Irvin Mayfield.[3]

The club was started by Glenn Menish in 1983 and later sold to George Brumat. Brumat owned the club until 2007, when he died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 63.[4] While the club was not flooded, Hurricane Katrina forced a temporary closure, which was noted as a significant blow to the jazz heritage of New Orleans.[5] The club reopened October 14, 2005.[6] As of 2014, Snug Harbor remains a premier venue in the regional jazz scene.[7]

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  1. ^ Kinzer, Stephen. "Keeping the Beat in New Orleans", The New York Times, published January 14, 2001, accessed January 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Mar, Alex. "New Orleans Artists Speak", Rolling Stone, published September 2, 2005, accessed January 3, 2007.
  3. ^ Marcus, Frances Frank. "New Orleans: It's Nonstop Music", The New York Times, published January 14, 1990, accessed January 3, 2008.
  4. ^ Wiltz, Teresa. "Still Singing Those Post-Katrina Blues", The Washington Post, published August 26, 2007, accessed January 3, 2008.
  5. ^ Reich, Howard. "New Orleans' jazz heritage threatened by Katrina", The Chicago Tribune, published September 2, 2005, accessed January 3, 2008.
  6. ^ Spera, Keith. "Not missing a beat - Diehard New Orleans music fans and the bands they love are making their way back onto the scene", The Times-Picayune, published October 21, 2005.
  7. ^ Rogan, Davis. "Top 10 music clubs in New Orleans", The Guardian, published March 18, 2014, accessed November 25, 2014.

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Coordinates: 29°57′51″N 90°03′28″W / 29.9641°N 90.0579°W / 29.9641; -90.0579