Guitarist Warren Battiste is another one of those unsung heroes in the annals of jazz who deserve more recognition for their contributing efforts to the cause of American music. He was born in New Orleans in 1925 and was taught to play the guitar by his father who was a banjo player at Preservation Hall. He was the first guitarist to play with Fats Domino on a regular basis, and went on to play with Illinois Jacquet in New York. In 2000 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Jazz from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Tonight he presents his quartet, with special guest and fellow jazz guitarist, Steve Masakowski.