In honor of the passing of beloved musician, composer, educator and 30-year Snug Harbor artist in residence Ellis Marsalis Jr. on April 1st 2020, Snug Harbor has hosted weekly livestreams from its social media channels on Fridays at 8:00pm cst ~ the time that Ellis would normally be playing live with his band at the club.
Since the jazz community cannot gather in person for proper memorials for Ellis Marsalis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these livestreams feature different New Orleans musicians each week paying their personal tributes to the man nicknamed “E” by his friends and associates, a man that impacted them so much, both musically and personally. Each artist presents music inspired, or composed by Ellis, interspersed with stories and memories of times with him.
The series is dubbed "E-Day Live" because this is the Livestream version of what eventually will be a proper memorial tribute for Marsalis. Online donations during each broadcast directly support the participating musicians in this time of need. These Friday night livestreams are slowly coming to an end with only a few more performances left, be sure to tune in while you can!
Where to watch every Friday at 8PM CST: