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Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

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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....
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Awards:

Billboard Award for Los Hombres Calientes Grammy nominee for Book One and Los Hombres Calientes
Irvin Mayfield Discography • “Book One” (Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Harmonia Mundi, 2009) • “Love Songs, Ballads & Standards” (Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis, Basin Street Records, 2008) • “Higher Ground” (Mayfield performs on compilation benefit CD, Blue Note Records, 2005) * “Strange Fruit” (Irvin Mayfield, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and the Dillard University Choir, Basin Street Records, 2005) * “Carnival: Volume 5” (Los Hombres Calientes, Basin Street Records, 2005) * “Volume Four: Vodou Dance” (Los Hombres Calientes, Basin Street Records, 2003) * “Half Past Autumn Suite” (Irvin Mayfield Quintet, Basin Street Records, 2003) * “How Passion Falls” (Irvin Mayfield Quintet, Basin Street Records, 2001) * “Volume Three: New Congo Square” (Los Hombres Calientes, Basin Street Records, 2001) * “Jaz Sawyer/Irvin Mayfield 20/20: Live at the Blue Note” (Irvin Mayfield and Jaz Sawyer, Half Note, 2000) * “The Irvin Mayfield Sextet: Live at the Blue Note” (Irvin Mayfield Sextet, Half Note, 1999) * “Volume Two” (Los Hombres Calientes, Basin Street Records, 1999) * “Irvin Mayfield: Irvin Mayfield” (Basin Street Records, 1999) * “Los Hombres Calientes” (Basin Street Records, 1998)

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