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Let’s Get Serious, John Ellis

Saxophonist John Ellis first came to New Orleans because he wanted to learn how to play jazz – and he spent three years doing just that. During his time in […]

Jazz Fest Daily Lineup Announced

See the schedule for each day of Jazz Fest below…but first a few announcements. We’ll start with the good news: Dominican superstar Juan Luis Guerra y 440 has been added […]

YouTube du Jour: MyNameIsJohnMichael

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQmQ_eiiR7s&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]The instruments were scarely packed away and the floor swept before videos of MyNameIsJohnMichael live at Friday night’s Best of the Beat were already online. Here’s one of the highlights.

Blanchard Honored Tonight at Snug Harbor

On Friday night, Terence Blanchard won Best of the Beat awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist and Contemporary Jazz Album, the latter for Choices. Tonight at Snug Harbor, he’ll receive […]

More Saints: “Black and Gold Super Bowl 2010”

Hip-hop hasn’t cornered the market on Saints love. Hard rock band Suplecs wrote “Black and Gold Super Bowl” years ago when playoff dreams usually died somewhere around Week 10 of […]

2009 Best of the Beat Awards: More Winners

Friday night, OffBeat hosted our big, annual Best of the Beat Awards party at House of Blues. Many thanks to all of our sponsors who made the night possible: Abita […]

YouTube du Jour: “Party in the MIA”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnkLfYk_ff8[/youtube]In honor of last night’s Saints win, we present this entertaining remix of Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”

Tonight’s Menu at Best of the Beat

If there’s one thing we here at OffBeat know, it’s that nothing goes together with music better than good food—especially the food we have here in New Orleans. In addition […]

YouTube du Jour: Galactic’s Ya-Ka-May

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwov3pyn7pw[/youtube]Galactic performs tonight at the Best of the Beat on the eve of the release of the band’s new album, Ya-Ka-May. Here’s Galactic’s video preview of the album, which puts […]

Our Big Night: Best of the Beat

We’re just hours away from the Best of the Beat, tonight at House of Blues. We’re taking care of last minute loose ends, shining up our shoes and crossing our […]