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Maurice the Horn Wizard

For as many horn players as you might see roaming the streets of New Orleans, the circulation of instruments remains somewhat of a mystery for most. When investigating the matter, […]

Back to Bourbon

If you’re familiar with our fair city, you know we tend to get stuck in our ways. We’ve never been a city for stretching its neck out to try something […]

Does less beer mean happier musicians?

…and the poll says….that our readers would overwhelmingly not mind paying a cover to see bands on Frenchmen Street if doors on Frenchmen Street clubs were required to be closed. […]

Would You Be Willing To Pay?

My blog last week rubbed at least one person the wrong way, but it wasn’t so much a commentary on the history of OffBeat as it was someone who spewed […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty Foundation Kids Perform At Brooklyn Bowl

As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. And so it is with the inaugural Trombone Shorty Foundation’s New York City odyssey. We arrived home […]

Guest Blog: Shorty Academy Kids Visit Brooklyn And Broadway

Having now developed a near mastery of the NYC subway system, Team Shorty navigated the once confusing metro system with ease and aplomb, arriving at Industry City in Brooklyn with […]

Guest Blog: Shorty Academy Kids Rock Central Park & Hit Lincoln Center

What a day! After getting a solid night’s rest, Team Shorty made the most of our Friday in New York City. Despite the cold early morning rain and some minor […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty Academy Kids Jam With John Scofield

We made it! Day 1 in New York City is a wrap! After an early (4 a.m.) meet up at MSY, our group of 17 boarded the first flight to […]

Frankenstein

Thirty years ago, when OffBeat was born, there was very little coverage of music in New Orleans. This is hard to believe, in a city where Jazz was born and […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty Academy Kids Take New York City!

Friends of New Orleans music and culture! I’m writing this from Mid-City, as the Trombone Shorty Foundation prepares to take our show on the road and embark on our inaugural […]