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PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS

HOMETOWN CONCERT SERIES

NOJO presents Spring and Fall Concert Seasons for New Orleans. NOJO is the first and only professional Jazz organization to produce a local, ticketed Jazz concert season in the city that created it. The 2013 NOJO Hometown Concert Series was presented by Popeyes.

NATIONAL TOURS

Jazz music was born in the City of New Orleans, and NOJO shares this tradition throughout the country. NOJO has headlined most of America’s major performing arts venues and clubs, including Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, The Dakota Club in Minneapolis and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

IRVIN MAYFIELD & THE NOJO JAZZ JAM

Every Wednesday at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, Artistic Director Irvin Mayfied and Musical Director Derek Douget perform with musicians from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and special guests. Each month, NOJO selects a New Orleans Jazz Icon whose music they feature. The NOJO Jazz Jam also serves as a mentoring and professional development program for young New Orleans Jazz musicians. The program is simple: invite budding young artists and give them an opportunity to strengthen their craft in front of a live audience.

Featured Jazz Masters have included:

2014

January: Sonny Rollins

2013
January: Joe Henderson | February: McCoy Tyner | March: Ornette Coleman | April: Ellis Marsalis | May: Thelonious Monk | June: Miles Davis | July: Oliver Nelson | August: Cedar Walton Sept: Modern Jazz Quintet | October: Cannonball Adderley Quintet | November: Dizzy Gillespie | December: Woody Shaw
2012
January: Billy Strayhorn | February: James Black | March: Horace Silver | April: French Quarter Festival | May: Duke Ellington | June: Herbie Hancock | July: Wayne Shorter | August: Harold Battiste | October: Chick Corea | November: Art Blakey | December: Antonio Carlos Jobim
2011
January: Lee Morgan, Alvin Batiste, Ornette Coleman, Billie Holiday | February: "Cannonball" Adderley, Ben Webster, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Duke Ellington, Anita O'Day | March: Freddie Hubbard, Clyde Kerr, Jr. Donald Byrd, Chick Corea, Charlie Parker | April: Lester Young, Fletcher Henderson, Woody Herman and Modern Jazz Quartet | May: Quincy Jones, George Shearing, Herman Leonard, Benny Golson | June: Benny Carter, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Terence Blanchard, Charlie Haden | July: Ray Brown, Ahmad Jamal, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins | August: Miles Davis Quartet (1950-1960), Clark Terry, Stephane Grappelli, Glifford Brown, Max Roach | September: Freddie Hubbard, Thelonious Monk, Donald Byrd, Roy Eldridge | November: Charles Mingus | December: Benny Golsen
2010
September: Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Bill Evans, Miles Davis | October: Porgy & Bess, Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, Louis Armstrong | November: Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Danny Barker | December: Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Garrett, Nat King Cole and Holiday Tribute, Irvin Mayfield's Birthday and Poetry, Count Basie

NOJI MASTERS SERIES

Through NOJI, our partnership with the University of New Orleans (UNO), NOJO commissions three professional Jazz musicians each semester to create and perform music based on certain themes. Each piece is premiered at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, then performed within the community at museums, festivals, libraries, and other venues. Additionally, NOJI hosts a combined performance and a Jazz Studies Master Class at UNO. (MORE INFO)

NOJO HOUSE PARTIES

Each month, NOJO hosts a Sunday afternoon concert and jam session at Irvin Mayfield's home for NOJO supporters and friends.

NOJO House Parties have featured performances by the following music icons: "The King of Treme" Shannon Powell, Cyril Neville, Glen David Andrews, Brass-A-Holics, Ellis Marsalis, Davell Crawford, Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, Little Freddie King, George Porter Jr., James Rivers, Rebirth Brass Band, Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, The Zion Harmonizers, The Leroy Jones Quintet, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Lionel Ferbos & the Louisiana Shakers, Wynton Marsalis with Wess Anderson, Wes Anderson, Jason Marsalis, Lucien Barbarin, Ellis Marsalis and Peter Harris, and NOCCA's Thelonious Monk Combo with Haley Reinhart.

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS: THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ INSTITUTE

  • PROJECT PRODIGY
  • SATURDAY MUSIC SCHOOL (SMS)
  • JAZZ ARCHIVE
  • JAZZ CURRICULUM
  • REGIONAL ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FESTIVAL

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