Sunday, February 8, 2015

Extend Mardi Gras One More Day with Irvin Mayfield, NOJO at Strathmore

Irvin Mayfield visits Strathmore, February 18

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra 

Spirit of Mardi Gras lives on past Fat Tuesday with exuberant musical tribute to Crescent City

The sound of horns, piano, bass, and drums will reverberate through the Music Center at Strathmore when Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) perform the unrestrained, sizzling music of its namesake city with all the energy of a Mardi Gras celebration on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. Mardi Gras lives on with complimentary beads for concert attendees and New Orleans-inspired food and drink. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Described as a “savory dish of musical gumbo” (Deseret News), the Grammy-winning, 18-piece NOJO is the foremost New Orleans-based jazz preservation ensemble working today. With Mayfield, they deliver a soulful and swinging testimony to that great city’s rich musical heritage and thriving present. They are also intimately and inextricably connected to the rebirth of the Crescent City itself, revitalizing its jazz scene. Mayfield’s “clarion intonation and relaxed power” (New York Times) is the rallying cry for their roiling, free-playing performances, mixing original compositions and old favorites. An ambassador for his hometown as well as an esteemed bandleader, Mayfield has been a driving force in New Orleans’ cultural renewal in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and champion of the unique musical experience that could have only originated in the birthplace of jazz.

Strathmore Presents
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
8:00 p.m.

Tickets $29-69

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100

About Irvin Mayfield:
Irvin Mayfield is a Grammy and Billboard award-winning artist with 15 albums to his credit. Mayfield is the founding Artistic Director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and currently serves as Artistic Director of Jazz at the Minnesota Orchestra. He is a professor at the University of New Orleans, where he also serves as Director of the New Orleans Jazz Institute. Mayfield was nominated to the National Council on the Arts by President George W. Bush and was subsequently appointed to the post by President Barack Obama in 2010. A passionate advocate for New Orleans and for the arts, Mayfield is Chairman of the Board for the Soledad O’Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation, as well as the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The hallmark of the arts center is the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, one half-mile north of the Capital Beltway and immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line. For those attending a ticketed performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, parking in the Metro garage is complimentary with your ticket.