The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra creates Jazz to enhance life, transform place, and elevate spirit.
NOJO inspires freedom and culture in the individual and the global community by creating authentic, engaging Jazz experiences that celebrate the origins and transform the future of Jazz. As a performing arts organization, our goal is to strengthen the business of Jazz through performances, tours, recordings, education and media platforms. NOJO is the first and only performing arts institution committed solely to the development of an Industry for Jazz in the city that created it.
ABOUT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IRVIN MAYFIELD
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...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