1) It's Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Fest this weekend-- check out their robust schedule of events, and listen live to WWOZ to hear (and see!) our broadcast and video stream from the festival's "A Life in Jazz" series at the Jazz Museum on Saturday. Performance schedule is as follows:
12p Tom McDermott
1p Mari Watanabe
2p Wendell Brunious
3p Gregg Stafford
4p Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony
We'll also be hosting some special live in-studio performances to highlight the festival on Thursday and Friday. Hear the set we hosted Thursday from Leroy Jones, Mitchell Player, Freddie Lonzo, Detroit Brooks, Mari Watanabe, and Glen David Andrews on our 2-week archive or watch back on the video, plus tune in Friday on the Trad Jazz show around 10a for a set from Detroit Brooks and more.
3) The Radiators are playing at Tipitina's on Thursday! Get the details on this show, and every other in the city, on the WWOZ Livewire.
4) The New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival starts Wednesday, Jan. 16 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 19 with events at Chickie Wah Wah and the Frenchmen Theatre. Samantha Fish headlines. Other scheduled performers include Shane Speal, Jonathon Long, The Mourning Glories, Cash O'Riley, Steve Arvey, John Nickel, Amzie Adams, Grey Goat Collective, Drew Cypert, and Cool Cat Charlie.
5) Check out our new Jazz Fest at 50 series! We'll be sharing special moments, memories, and more in our WWOZ Jazz Fest Time Capsules, Jazz Fest Flashbacks, historic photos, videos, and much more.