The Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak Street) and its next-door-neighbor – the Frenchy Gallery (8314 Oak Street) – are pleased to announce the launch of a new interview series spotlighting legendary New Orleans musicians in extended conversations on the weekday afternoons between weekends of Jazz Fest 2017. The “Maple Leaf Bar Interviews At Frenchy’s” are co-hosted by the bar and gallery; will take place at the gallery (8314 Oak Street) on the afternoons of Monday, May 1, 2017 – Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and Wednesday, May 3, 2017 and feature:
MONDAY, MAY 1st @ 3pm
GEORGE PORTER, JR.
TUESDAY, MAY 2ND @ 4pm
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD @ 3pm
The 45 minute interviews will be conducted by Edward R. Murrow award-winning radio producer and interviewer Fred Kasten. The interviews are free and the public is invited, though seating is limited. There will be a cash bar – and renowned New Orleans artist Frenchy– best known for his live paintings of music performances and sporting events – will be on hand to capture the interviews on canvas. Plans also call for the interviews to be archived and available for on-demand streaming at www.mapleleafbar.com .