Born: December 23 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
IRVIN MAYFIELD BIO
Irvin Mayfield, 31, is a Grammy-award nominated and Billboard-award winning trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger and recording artist. His dual passion for Jazz and New Orleans, the city of his birth, has quickly established Mayfield as one of the young giants in the world of Jazz. His music, which draws from all aspects of New Orleans life and culture, re- imagines unique New Orleans styles and blends them into an authentic 21st century jazz sound.
As the founder and artistic director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), a performing arts institution dedicated to presenting engaging and transformative Jazz experiences, Mayfield recently led the 15-piece NOJO on a 20-city tour of “New Orleans Then and Now”, a multi-media musical tour de force. Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will release their new CD BOOK ONE on World Village, a subsidiary of Harmonia Mundi in the summer of 2009....
Awards:Billboard Award for Los Hombres Calientes Grammy nominee for Book One and Los Hombres Calientes
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