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Getting Their NOJO Working

Mayfield Opens Jazz Market

Photos by Peter Vanderwarker

It took years of planning and even a few appearances on a certain HBO show, but Irvin Mayfield’s dream of a permanent home for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra was realized on Thursday (4.02.) The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market    opened in the old Gators Department Store building at the intersection of Oretha Castle Haley and Martin Luther King Boulevards.

Today in NOLA: 12.20.14

The Ragin’ Cajuns face the Wolf Pack in the New Orleans Bowl today, and the Pelicans battle the Trail Blazers. A team of Cajun musicians plays at d.b.a. Irvin Mayfield celebrates a birthday with special musical guests. Helen Gillet and Lynn Drury will be providing the tunes for Siberia’s happy hour. Today marked the first fireworks display New Orleans has ever seen in 1803. Now more on Saturday happenings. 


NOJO Rising

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s Free Block Party and Concert

Irvin Mayfield casts a long shadow over the New Orleans jazz scene. In addition to his work on stage, the virtuoso has recorded numerous hits in the community. His nonprofit, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), was founded to help spread jazz throughout the city – and the world. NOJO’s next big project is a permanent home, but first they want to meet their new neighbors.

Lenten Concert Series Mixes Classic, Jazz, Reflection at St. Mary's Catholic Church

With Ash Wednesday came Lent, but the Catholic calendar's of preparation for Easter isn't only the season for recovering from Carnival. The 40 days are designed for reflection, and the archdiocese is looking to help make way for the spiritual searching with a series of concerts at St. Mary's Catholic Church (1116 Chartres St.) in the French Quarter.

Music Market

New Orleans Jazz Market Breaks Ground on Central City Location

Re-emerging as a major Central City thoroughfare, Oretha Castle Haley will soon have a jazz center in the same stretch as the Ashe Cultural Arts Center, Zeitgeist, and Casa Borrega. The New Orleans Jazz Market (1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.), broke ground this morning on an $8 million endeavor, the future rehearsal space and performance venue for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.  

Turn the Page

Reading Program Aims to Make NOLA Most Literate City in U.S.

Usually when NOLA breaks a record, it involves mattress dominoes or king cakes, but leaders hope that today's will have a more lasting impact. Irvin Mayfield, Wendell Pierce, and Mayor Mitch introduced Turn the Page, a program that aims to make New Orleans the country’s most literate city by 2018. 

Today in New Orleans 8.29.13

Tonight, Irivin Mayfield closes out Love Sessions, with proceeds to benefit the New Orleans Jazz Orchesta. Eight years after The Storm, New Orleanians commemorate those who lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina. Click through for memorial services, as well as other events in NOLA tonight. 

Today in New Orleans 8.28.13

Tonight, Love Sessions continues, with proceeds to benefit the Louisiana Children's Museum. Culture Collision is bringing 65 local organizations under one roof in the Warehouse District, followed by an after party with Morning 40 Federation. On this day in 1956, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened. Now, more hump day happenings. 

Today in New Orleans 8.26.13

Tonight, Love Sessions benefits UNITY, Alexis and the Samurai play at Chickie Wah Wah, and Charmaine Neville has two shows at Snug Harbor. On this date in 1895, former governor Earl K. Long was born. Now, more ways to kick off your workweek. 

Today in New Orleans 8.25.13

Tonight, Love Sessions continues with an Eden House benefit show. Cliff Hines Band is offering a free youth music workshop at Tip’s, and Japanther is in town at the Hi Ho. On this day in 1901, Satchmo was baptized at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 3200 Canal St. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

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