NOLA MusiCon 2023


David Kunian

David Kunian’s writing has appeared in the Oxford American, Downbeat, Offbeat, Gambit Weekly, and Beat Street.  He had completed a dozen radio documentaries on various New Orleans musical characters and institutions such as James Booker, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, Everette Maddow, the Dew Drop Inn, and Jonathan Freilich.  Mr. Kunian completed his Masters in Musicology at Tulane University with a masters’ thesis on the subject of modern jazz in New Orleans and Harold Battiste’s All For One (AFO) Records, so you can call him a Magister, not master.  He also does the “Freaknologist Lunatique” Kitchen Sink program on WWOZ-FM New Orleans   HYPERLINK “” on Tuesday nights at 10 PM where his careening and ecstatic musical taste and unhinged commentary is exhibited for the world to behold and excoriate.  Currently most of his creativity is expressed as the Curator for the New Orleans Jazz Museum where he has curated exhibits on women in New Orleans music, a history of New Orleans drumming and drummers, painters Emilie Rhys and Noel Rockmore, Louis Prima, Professor Longhair, Pete Fountain, 300 years of New Orleans music, James Michalopoulos’ music paintings, Zack Smith’s Festival photography, painter Frederick Brown, King Oliver, and 16 years of Erika Goldring’s photos of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians


October 24-27, 2023

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130



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