Today begins the 19th Satchmo SummerFest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint.  As usual this year boast a great selection of food and a diverse musical lineup that represents the best of what New Orleans has to offer.  Dorignac’s is joining the festival serving their locally famous version of Armstrong’s favorite red beans and rice.  Gulf Tacos is also new this year with pork belly, shrimp and fish tacos.  Below are my day by day recommendations for your best musical bets of the weekend.  The Friday lineup is especially stacked.  Call in sick and head out early.  Whatever you do, don’t miss the Trumpet Tribute that closes the festival on Sunday.



12:00 p.m.          Preservation Brass                                Fidelity Bank Stage

1:50 p.m.            DinosAurchestra                                    GE Stage

3:20 p.m.            Palmetto Bug Stompers                       GE Stage

4:30 p.m.            Female Trumpet Panel Interview       Legacy Stage

4:30 p.m.            Kermit Ruffins                                        Fidelity Bank Stage

4:50 p.m.            Charmaine Neville                                 GE Stage

6:20 p.m.            The Original Pinettes Brass Band      GE Stage

7:30 p.m.            Corey Henry & Treme Funktet            Fidelity Band Stage



1:30 p.m.            Doyle Cooper Jazz Band                      Fidelity Band Stage

3:00 p.m.            Treme Jazz Band                                  Fidelity Band Stage

4:50 p.m.            Troy Sawyer and the Elements          GE Stage

6:00 p.m.            Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds           Fidelity Band Stage

6:20 p.m.            Shannon Powell                                    GE Stage

7:50 p.m.            Big 6 Brass Band                                   GE Stage



1:40 p.m.            Smitty Dee’s Brass Band                    GE Stage

2:40 p.m.            Ellis Marsalis                                        Fidelity Band Stage

4:00 p.m.            Jeremy Davenport                              Fidelity Band Stage

5:20 p.m.            Topsy Chapman                                  Fidelity Band Stage

5:40 p.m.            Leroy Jones                                          GE Stage

6:40 p.m.            Trumpet Tribute to Armstrong         Fidelity Band Stage



Around Town This Week

Tonight you can catch Drab Majest at One Eyed Jacks while Ganja White Night at The Joy while Static Masks are at Gasa Gasa.  The Free Friday show at Tipitina’s tonight is Naughty Professor – these guys are an absolutely fantastic jazz funk ensemble.  Check out their track with The Soul Rebels “Funk 4 Lunch” below.  Local horrorcore hip hop duo $uicideboy$ are at Mardi Gras World on Saturday.  These guys have gotten huge lately and absolutely rocked BUKU.  Also Saturday, Gal Holiday is at the Old Point Bar and the Iko All-Stars are at Tipitina’s.  Sunday, The Joe Krown Trio performs at the Maple Leaf.  Tuesday, Planet Booty are at Gasa Gasa and Jon Cleary is at Chickie Wah Wah while The Stanton Moore Trio plays two sets at Snug Harbor.  Wednesday, Black Flag are at The Howlin’ Wolf and The Treme Brass Band Plays Cafe Istanbul.  Thursday, Satyr play Gasa Gasa.



To Listen This Week