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New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) Celebrates a Decade | OffBeat Magazine

Ten years sounds like a long time, but if you live in New Orleans, you know it takes a lot longer to really accomplish anything substantial. There are just so many hoops one has to jump through. Mayfield and his business partner, and Executive Director of NOJO, Ron Markham (a remarkable pianist in his own right) have accomplished a lot in 10 years. They’ve made strong connections; they’ve solidly established the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and they developed music and educational programming that certainly brings New Orleans jazz into the consciousness of eager partners both inside and outside New Orleans who want to be part of spreading the gospel of our music worldwide...

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