[Dixielandjazz] New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in NYC on April 14-16

Charles Suhor csuhor at zebra.net
Thu Mar 31 20:49:14 PST 2005


Not OKOM but you'll probably recognize some of the personnel, e.g., 
Evan Christopher. --Charlie Suhor

> Producer: Jazz at Lincoln Center
>  Date/Time: Thursday-Friday-Saturday, April 14-16, 2005 at 7:30pm
> Location: The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose 
> Hall on Broadway at 60th Street
> Tickets: $40, $75, $100, $115, $150 Available at the Jazz at Lincoln 
> Center box office, by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or via 
> www.jalc.org.
>  High-resolution, downloadable photos: http://www.jalc.org/press/ph 
> otos_05b.asp
>  APRIL 14-16, 2005
>  (New York, NY) March 31, 2005 Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz 
> Orchestra make their Frederick P. Rose Hall debut in The Allen Room at 
> Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 14-16, 2005 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the 
> event are $40, $75, $100, $115 and $150 and may be purchased at the 
> box office located on the ground floor of Jazz at Lincoln Center, 
> Broadway at 60th Street, by calling CenterCharge at 212-721-6500 or 
> via www.jalc.org. This performance is sponsored by the Altria Group.
>  Under the artistic direction of Irvin Mayfield, the New Orleans Jazz 
> Orchestra (NOJO) is creating a permanent national performing arts and 
> education organization to nurture, promote and present jazz — 
> America's own native musical form, with roots in the birthplace of 
> jazz, New Orleans. More than just a jazz ensemble, NOJO harnesses the 
> "universal language" of music, bringing together the forces of New 
> Orleans' unique international reputation to build a new model to 
> proliferate jazz.
>  The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra consists of: Irvin Mayfield (trumpet, 
> music director), Derek Douget (alto saxophone), Rex Gregory (alto 
> saxophone), Evan Christopher (tenor saxophone), Ed Petersen (tenor 
> saxophone), Dan Oestriecher (baritone saxophone), Steve Suter 
> (trombone), Steve Walker (trombone), Terrance Taplin (trombone), 
> Barney Floyd (trumpet), Leon Brown (trumpet), Eric Lucero (trumpet), 
> Jamelle Williams (trumpet), Victor Atkins (piano), David Pulphus 
> (bass) and Adonis Rose (drums).
>  As Mr. Mayfield says, "If you slide on by thinking it's going to be 
> some old men sitting around in their high white socks and suspenders, 
> you're coming to the wrong show!"
>  Building on this spring's Demonstration Season, featuring a pair of 
> test performances in New Orleans and several tour engagements, NOJO 
> will deliberately build its presenting, touring and audience capacity 
> to reach 60 performances within three years. The model also calls for 
> aggressive education and outreach programs designed to re-establish 
> jazz in its rightful place at the heart of New Orleans life. The New 
> Orleans Jazz Orchestra is a non-profit organization operated in the 
> public interest.
>  Irvin Mayfield Bio
>  Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, born in New Orleans in 1977, is the 
> Artistic Director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), which he 
> founded in 2002. NOJO, a non-profit ensemble made up of New Orleans 
> musicians, has already established itself as a significant jazz 
> institution in the city. In the fall of 2002, Mr. Mayfield founded the 
> Institute of Jazz Culture at Dillard University in New Orleans. An 
> acclaimed composer and arranger, Mr. Mayfield was commissioned by 
> Dillard University to write a jazz suite, Strange Fruit, which he 
> premiered to sold-out houses in the fall of 2003, in concerts 
> featuring NOJO and the Dillard University Choir. Since 1998, he has 
> also performed his arrangements of spirituals and original works with 
> the Louisiana Philharmonic and Louisiana Philharmonic String Quartet. 
> Mr. Mayfield also leads his own band, the Irvin Mayfield Quintet, and 
> co-founded Los Hombres Calientes with Bill Summers. Mr. Mayfield has 
> released nine albums, has appeared on or produced dozens more, and has 
> been nominated for a Grammy Award. He was appointed in 2003 to serve 
> as official New Orleans Cultural Ambassador.
> ************
>  Jazz at Lincoln Center is a not-for-profit arts organization 
> dedicated to jazz. With the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz 
> Orchestra, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and a comprehensive array of 
> guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision for the 
> continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-round 
> schedule of performance, education, and broadcast events for audiences 
> of all ages. These productions include concerts, national and 
> international tours, residencies, weekly national radio and television 
> programs, recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band 
> competition and festival, a band director academy, a jazz appreciation 
> curriculum for children, advanced training through the Juilliard 
> Institute for Jazz Studies, music publishing, childrenÕs concerts, 
> lectures, adult education courses, film programs, and student and 
> educator workshops. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Wynton 
> Marsalis, President & CEO Derek E. Gordon, Executive Director 
> Katherine E. Brown, Chairman of the Board Lisa Schiff and Jazz at 
> Lincoln Center Board and staff, Jazz at Lincoln Center will produce 
> hundreds of events during its 2004-05 season. This is the inaugural 
> season in Jazz at Lincoln CenterÕs new home — Frederick P. Rose Hall — 
> the first-ever performance, education, and broadcast facility devoted 
> to jazz.
> This performance is sponsored by the Altria Group.
>  Bank of America is the proud presenting sponsor of Jazz at Lincoln 
> Center.
>  Season sponsors for Jazz at Lincoln Center's inaugural season in 
> Frederick P. Rose Hall are: Cadillac, The Coca-Cola Company, Samsung 
> Electronics America Inc. and Time Warner Inc.
>  Delta Air Lines is the official airline of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
>  For more information, please visit www.jalc.org.

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