New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
February 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
2010 Grammy Award winners for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) was formed in 2002 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 18-piece big band has an ever-increasing repertoire that exemplifies the influence of jazz as the grandfather of all modern American music. On their new release in spring 2019, NOJO takes a look into the mind and music of New Orleans’ piano legend Allen Toussaint, whose music has influenced generations. In their inimitable swinging style, the orchestra performs original big band arrangements of Toussaint’s greatest hits.