Carolina Performing Arts presents "Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra"

  • Memorial Hall 113 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States

IRVIN MAYFIELD AND THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA // FEB 15, 2015

“Not even Wynton blows so much emotion into a horn.” ~ New York Press

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Celebrate Mardi Gras with New Orleans trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, professor, businessman, cultural ambassador and recording artist Irvin Mayfield. Winner of a Grammy Award and a Billboard Contemporary Latin Jazz Award, he’s on a mission to put jazz at the center of American culture. With more than 16 recordings, numerous collaborations and four orchestral commissions, Mayfield is one of the most recorded and decorated jazz musicians of his generation. As founder/artistic director, he has positioned the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) as one the world’s most sought-after big bands. Inspired by the jazz traditions of New Orleans and its democratic pull toward the modern, NOJO is a part of the new jazz vanguard.