[Dixielandjazz] New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in NYC on April 14-16
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
> LISTING INFORMATION:
> Producer: Jazz at Lincoln Center
> Event: IRVIN MAYFIELD & THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
> 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
> High-resolution, downloadable photos: http://www.jalc.org/press/ph
> IRVIN MAYFIELD & THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
> 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
> 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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