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Video: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Final Jazz Fest Performance

Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the most talented players to ever pick up a six-string, was born on this day in 1954. The incomparable guitarist was at the forefront of […]

Video: Branford Marsalis Praises Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead in 1996 Interview

Branford Marsalis is an undisputed member of New Orleans’ first family of jazz but the saxophonist can also claim another illustrious musical title: that of Grateful Dead collaborator. Beginning with his […]

Watch: Trumpets Trump Drumpf

Musicians and protesters gathered in front of the Lakefront Airport on Friday, March 4, to speak out against the Donald Trump Rally. Protesters met in the area before starting a […]

Video Premiere: Greg Schatz, “I Hope You’re Happy”

Greg Schatz hopes you’re happy now. The New Orleans pianist/vocalist/songwriter gets in front of the camera in a new video release of his song “I Hope You’re Happy.” With backup […]

Video Premiere: Baby Bee, “The Daddy”

The Daddy’s on a mission. Brothers Joe and David Stark, the dynamic rock’n’roll duo from Houma also known as Baby Bee, present their new music video. Baby Bee released their […]

Video: The Radiators, Lifetime Achievement Award

On Thursday, January 21, OffBeat will be holding the 2015 edition of the Best of the Beat Awards. To be honored with the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award is New […]

Video: “New Orleans in Me” by Joe Lastie and Big Chief David Montana

“Ten years have gone, it’s a better day.” — David Montana, Big Chief, Washitaw Mardi Gras Nation The living room in Big Chief David Montana‘s house in Mid-City is crowded […]

Video: Faces of Frenchmen Street Episode 6: Meschiya Lake

We sat down with Meschiya Lake to discuss the realities of playing music every night on Frenchmen Street. While Lake acknowledges that Frenchmen Street has changed over the years, the […]

Video: Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill’s Funeral Procession

Marching to the tune of “I’ll Fly Away,” hundreds of mourners took to the streets of New Orleans for Trumpet Black’s funeral. The young musician was laid to rest in […]

Video: Faces of Frenchmen Ep 5: Delfeayo Marsalis

Trombonist and bandleader Delfeayo Marsalis sits down to talk about playing music in New Orleans. Marsalis gives us his take on the musical and culture of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina […]