2020 Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Fest on WWOZ

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Published on: January 9th, 2020

906 Detroit Brooks [Photo by Michele Goldfarb]

Detroit Brooks [Photo by Michele Goldfarb]
Detroit Brooks [Photo by Michele Goldfarb]

Tune into WWOZ over the coming days as we celebrate the life and legacy of the great Danny Barker in conjunction with the 6th annual Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival! Here's what's on tap (subject to change):

Monday, Jan. 13

9-11am Trad Jazz show host Dan Meyer will be sharing Danny Barker interviews from the vaults of WWOZ, starting in the 1980s
11:30am Seva Venet joins host Murf Reeves to discuss Danny Barker and the banjo
4:30pm Gwen Thompkins joins host Maryse Dejean to talk about Barker's career as a writer and his lasting cultural impact

Tuesday, Jan. 14

12pm Leroy Jones joins host Derrick Freeman to talk Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band and Danny's influence on young musicians
2pm Show host, radio producer, and museum curator David Kunian introduces his radio documentary The Danny Barker Centennial Radio Project

Wednesday, Jan. 15

10am Danny Barker Tribute Band perform live at WWOZ, featuring Detroit Brooks and Seva Venet

Thursday, Jan. 16

12pm Maria Muldaur joins host Michael Dominici to discuss her tribute to Blue Lu and Danny Barker in this year's festival and more
8pm live broadcast from the Danny Barker Birthday Bash at Snug Harbor

Friday, Jan. 17

9am Mikio Shoji joins us in the studio to talk about Danny Barker in Japan and more
10am Gregg Stafford joins us to tell the story of Danny Barker's legendary jazz funeral and how, even in death, Barker has influenced New Orleans music and culture

Full information on the festival can be found at dannybarkerfestival.com.

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