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Doing What’s Right: Nesby Phips & Curren$y uphold hip-hop’s place at Jazz Fest

At the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, hip-hop will stand in its rightful place alongside jazz, blues, gospel, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and funk, as a genre emblematic […]

Capturing the Moments: Historic Jazz Fest Photos

Over the last five decades we’ve all gathered treasured memories: dancing in the pouring rain and mud, great sets by Longhair, Earl King, Booker, the subdudes, Irma, the Neville Brothers […]

The Dignity of his Sound: Wynton Marsalis talks about the Buddy Bolden movie

Wynton Marsalis describes the movie Bolden, which is directed by Daniel Pritzker, and will be released on May 3, as a “mythical account” of New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden. “The […]

John Fogerty: Living in His Own Head

The legacy of John Fogerty can’t be overstated when it comes to American roots music. His songs, both solo and with Creedence Clearwater Revival, sum up most of what’s great […]

Musician Memories: Celebrating 50 Years of Jazz Fest

It’s safe to say that everyone who has performed, attended or even worked at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival over the last five decades remembers distinctly individual experiences. […]

A to Z: All you need to know is in our Jazz Fest Guide

by OffBeat staff and contributors including Robert Fontenot and Brett Milano.     Stage Codes AARP Rhythmpourium (AARP) Acura Stage (ACU) Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage (AM) Blues Tent (BLU) […]

Your 2019 French Quarter Festival from A to Z

Celebrating its 36th anniversary, the 2019 French Quarter Festival has a total of 23 stages with music that represents just about every genre from traditional jazz, brass band, funk, Latin, […]

Ooh Baby! Margie Perez will wow the crowd at French Quarter Festival

There was a time when Margie Perez didn’t think of herself as a performer, aiming instead for a gig writing songs behind the scenes. Those days are long gone, and […]

Fais Do-Do: Bruce Daigrepont is back at Tipitina’s

If it’s true that history repeats itself, then a portion of Cajun musician Bruce Daigrepont’s life is “déjà vu all over again,” as Yankees legend Yogi Berra once quipped. After […]

A Trombone-Lovin’ City: Corey Henry carries on the tradition

Trombonist Corey Henry hails from a family full of noted drummers including his grandfather, Chester Jones; his uncle, Treme Brass Band leader Benny Jones; and an uncle who played with […]