David Kunian

David Kunian – Historian, Curator of Music, New Orleans Jazz Museum, producer of the award winning radio documentary, Meet All Your Fine Friends at the Dew Drop Inn with David Kunian

David Kunian moved to New Orleans from Boston in 1992. He quickly became a fixture on the local music scene, writing for Offbeat and Gambit, emceeing concerts and moderating live interviews at events like Jazz Fest.

An omnivorous fan, he was as likely to blast post-midnight WWOZ listeners with two hours of Sun Ra as he was to emcee the alt-local music party Chaz Fest in a top hat.

With grant funding, he made feature-length radio documentaries on the Dew Drop Inn, James Booker and Earl King. In 2013, he finished a master’s degree in ethnomusicology at Tulane.