The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2002 and was designed to celebrate and fortify the American Jazz portfolio while providing infrastructure for developing the New Orleans Jazz Industry. Led by Artistic Director Adonis Rose, this 20-piece big band has an ever-increasing repertoire that exemplifies the influence of Jazz as the grandfather of all modern American music. NOJO has headlined all of America’s major performing arts venues and clubs and produced the first local, ticketed Jazz Concert Series in the history of New Orleans. NOJO’s album, BOOK ONE on World Village, a subsidiary of the Harmonia Mundi label, won the 2010 Grammy Award for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble.” It’s most recent album, Dee Dee’s Feather’s was released in 2015 and featured Grammy and Tony award-winning vocalist – Dee Dee Bridgewater.
...above all, these guys are about playing New Orleans Jazz with blistering Creole fire, a kind of unrestrained fun and virtuosity... —OMAHA WORLD-HERALD
...a free-playing jam, it's like a savory dish of musical gumbo...swinging sound of horns, piano, bass and drums, along with the cool-cat musicality... —DESERET NEWS, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
...the orchestra is the only major performing Jazz institution in post-Katrina New Orleans and has become the most prominent representative of Jazz culture in the Big Easy... —METROMODE, DETROIT, MI