9:30 p.m. Wednesday
Blue Nile, 534 Frenchmen St., 948-2583; www.bluenilelive.com
Avant-garde Dutch reed-rouser Tobias Delius (pictured) makes the most of his first visit to New Orleans. He gigs Friday at the Hi-Ho Lounge and Snug Harbor, Saturday at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse and the AllWays Lounge and back to Snug for a Sunday sendoff. This kickoff features German pianist Georg Graewe and locals James Singleton (bass) and Mike Dillon (vibes and percussion). Tickets $10.