'What other jazz orchestra does that?'

February 21, 2020

Adonis rose comes to Ottawa to champion the music of New Orleans.

A Band Rebuilds In New Orleans After A Man-Made Catastrophe

April 04, 2019

For more than a year, the shape of that comeback looked uncertain. The NOJO's board, which includes executives from banking and oil companies, remained in place, and the musicians in the band were eager to get back to work. But operations slowed to a crawl. Some new policies of oversight were put in place. The NOJO's salaried staff was reduced by half — to six, including Rose and a new president and CEO, Sarah Bell.

To Swing Toussaint

March 21, 2019

On Songs, Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra revisit the music of legendary Crescent City pianist and composer Allen Toussaint. 


August 30, 2018

New Orleans — 8/30/18 — The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) today announced that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and mid-size cultural organizations within Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Through the $43 million multi-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide unrestricted general operating support as well as arts management training in areas that include fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and board development. 

Allen Toussaint the subject of first New Orleans Jazz Orchestra album under new leader Adonis Rose

May 17, 2018

Sixteen members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra were arrayed on the venue’s stage for the first full day of recording for their planned Allen Toussaint tribute album. Using pianist Mike Esneault’s dynamic arrangement, they deconstructed and reassembled "Southern Nights" as a brighter, bolder and brassier, yet still evocative, version of itself.


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