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Offbeat seeking music and food shots for upcoming JazzFest edition

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OffBeat, a monthly publication that focuses on New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture, is looking for music and food-related photographs for its upcoming New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival edition. The images are sought by the morning of Monday, April 2.

The monthly magazine pays $30 per published photo. OffBeat is publication that is distributed for free throughout the New Orleans metro area, however, with copies also sent to paid subscribers throughout the United States and the globe. Moreover, it publishes photos on its website.

It is particularly widely read during the JazzFest period (Friday, April 27 to Sunday, May 6 this year), with its publication of the festival’s “cubes” schedule making it particularly popular.

First, OffBeat is seeking photos of the following musicians. Websites featuring the artists, even the once-ubiquitous Tom Petty, are linked below, just in case the names do not ring any immediate bells:

Terence Blanchard
Stooges Brass Band
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Esperanza Spalding
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Regina Carter
Tom Petty
Honey Island Swamp Band
Geno Delafose
Pat Casey
Cha Wa
Kid Chocolate
James Andrews

Meanwhile, OffBeat is interested in festival-related food shoots–as in, photos of people eating or sampling any of the festival’s many regional foods. If you have any such photos, or shots of the above artists, please send thumbnails to OffBeat Art Director Elsa Hahne by April 2.