The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Mission

to continue and strengthen the legacy of Jazz throughout local and global communities by providing access to unparalleled performances, creative gathering places, and authentic community engagement.

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The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.





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1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113 | (504) 371-5849

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.

Meet the Jazz Orchestra

Adonis Rose - Artistic Director + Founding Member

Ed Peterson - Founding Member

Victor Atkins - Founding Member

Leon Brown - Founding Member

Jeronne Ansari // Trevarri Huff-Boone // Johnathan Butler // Barney Floyd // Steve Glenn // Nayo Jones // Khari Allen Lee // Amina Michele // Ricardo Pascal // Ashlin Parker // Ari Teitel // Gerald Watkins Jr. // Michael Watson

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