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Quint Davis: A Jazz Fest Producer Looks at 45 -- by Stephen Maloney

As the founding producer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Quint Davis has been at the epicenter of the Jazz Fest universe for as long as …

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Charlie Dennard, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Charlie Dennard

From Brazil to New Orleans
Independent
Ex-New Orleanian Charlie Dennard has toured the world constantly as a keyboardist since 2002 and late Read more...
Los Otros, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

LosOtros

LosOtros
Independent
Although there aren’t enough Latin or Brazilian bands in New Orleans given the geographical and cul Read more...
Dexter Payne Quarter, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Dexter Payne Quartet + 1

Prá Você
Dexofon Records
Dexter Payne is a clarinetist from Boulder, Colorado, and his Prá Você is proof that Brazilian musi Read more...

Van Broussard

The Final Curtain
CSP Records
After 61 years of performing, though not necessarily all in swamp pop, Van Broussard finally called it qu Read more...
Stover with the Voormen, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Stover with the Voormen

Low Night Lights
Independent
There is a lot of night in Stover and the Voormen’s new release, Low Night Lights. There is the lea Read more...
Rotary Downs, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Rotary Downs

Traces
Rookery Records
Rotary Downs is an unclassifiable New Orleans band. Therein lies its greatness, nestled right alongsi Read more...
Mike Dillon, Band of Outsiders, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Mike Dillon

Band of Outsiders
Royal Potato Family
The music of Mike Dillon combines many sources, yet comes out sounding unto itself. This latest repor Read more...
Bobby Rush, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’

Decisions
Silver Talon
Always entertaining, Bobby Rush with this release (and other recent CDs) is becoming the new millenni Read more...
Curley Taylor, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Zydeco Confessions
Louisiana Soul Records
Ask Curley Taylor where he fits in the zydeco circuit these days and he’ll talk about being an arti Read more...
Revivalists, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

The Revivalists

City of Sound with Bonus Live Disc
Wind Up Records
The Revivalists play Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 3—Samsung Galaxy Stage, 2:05 p.m. Wind Up Record Read more...
Waylon Thibodeaux, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Waylon Thibodeaux

Back in My Old Stompin’ Grounds
Rabadash Records
With songs about Tabasco, fishing and mudbugs, Waylon Thibodeaux’s latest Cajun-country effort is b Read more...

DVS (Dillon, Vidacovich, Singleton)

Bones
mikedillonvibes.com
The jazz trio as a format is as old as jazz itself. However, few if any jazz trios have sounded like this Read more...
John Mooney, Son & Moon, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

John Mooney

Son & Moon
Fatback Records
John Mooney & Bluesiana plays Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 26—Blues Tent, 1:30 p.m. Delta b Read more...
Tommy Malone, Poor Boy, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Tommy Malone

Poor Boy
M.C. Records
Most artists in fields other than popular music make their best work not in their youth but later in Read more...
Kelcy Mae, Half Light, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Kelcy Mae

Half Light
Independent
Singer/songwriter Kelcy Mae has also been published as a prose writer (and OffBeat contributor), so i Read more...
Ellis Marsalis Trio, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Ellis Marsalis Trio

On the Second Occasion
ELM Records
Ellis Marsalis plays Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 3—Zatarain’s/WWOZ Jazz Tent, 2:30 p.m.. Drive, Read more...
Stanton Moore, Conversations, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Stanton Moore

Conversations
Royal Potato Family
Stanton Moore plays Jazz Fest on Thursday, May 1—Zatarain’s/WWOZ Jazz Tent, 2:50 p.m. Th Read more...
Glen David Andrews, Redemption, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, May 2014

Glen David Andrews

Redemption
Louisiana Red Hot Records
Glen David Andrews has been one of the most exciting and charismatic performers in New Orleans over t Read more...
Tim Laughlin, The Trio Collection Vol. 1, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine April 2014

Tim Laughlin

The Trio Collection Vol. 1
Gentilly Records
After having several house parties/concerts at his house in the Vieux Carré, clarinetist Tim Laughli Read more...

Jealous Monk

I Love, I Hustle
Independent
I Love, I Hustle, the sophomore album by hip-hop duo and 2013 OffBeat Best of the Beat award winners Jeal Read more...
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