NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA Directed by adonis rose feat. Davell crawford
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s mission is to strengthen the legacy of Jazz throughout local and global communities by providing access to unparalleled performances, creative gathering places, and authentic community engagement. NOJO was formed in 2002 and is the first and only performing arts institution committed solely to the development of an Industry for Jazz in the city that created it. NOJO 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.
ON ADONIS ROSE:
ON DAVELL CRAWFORD:
Performing professionally since the age of seven, Davell has enjoyed a wild widely acclaimed career as an entertainer. He emerged as a teenage piano terror and for numerous years began to unfold his incredible talent at the most legendary jazz festivals, concert halls, and clubs nonstop worldwide. Thereafter, Davell Crawford put forth years of somewhat reclusiveness and dedicated a large portion of his life to community efforts as he quietly continues today.
More recently, Davell has taken course at appearing live again and has found a renewed love for traveling and playing concerts before audiences. He now again tours the world performing to sold out audiences as a leading representative of American Roots music, specifically New Orleans music. Crawford is a committed advocate and tireless supporter of young artists and the arts in education. While touring and recording he is active in schools, gives master classes / workshops to artist ranging from choral and orchestral topics to artistry growth and the importance of American Roots Music, Traditional Jazz, Country, Gospel, Funk and R&B.