New Orleans Jazz Institute Commissions Three UNO Jazz Studies Professors for Fall 2012 Master's Series Oct. 16-25

The New Orleans Jazz Institute honors New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz by commissioning several University of New Orleans professors for performances this week.
For several semesters, NOJI has commissioned original jazz works by UNO professors Steve Masakowski, Victor Atkins, and Edward Petersen, said Cindy Scott, a UNO jazz studies alumna and well-known vocalist. The Fall 2012 NOJI Masters Series is the fifth of 10 jazz events celebrating the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's (NOJO) 10th anniversary. Unless otherwise noted, all NOJI Masters Series performances are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Fall 2012 NOJI Masters Series performances:
 
Steve Masakowski: A Jazz Tribute to the Grateful Dead
Tuesday, October 16, 8:00pm
Official Premiere: Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse
Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon Street
 
Thursday, October 25, 1:00-2:00pm
Community Performance in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
New Orleans Mint Performing Arts Center, 400 Esplanade Avenue
 
Sunday, October 28, 6:30-7:30pm
Community Performance: Bacchanal Wine, 600 Poland Avenue
 
Victor Atkins: A Jazz Tribute to The Beatles
Tuesday, October 23, 1:00-2:00pm
Community Performance in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
New Orleans Mint Performing Arts Center, 400 Esplanade Avenue
 
Tuesday, October 23, 8:00pm
Official Premiere: Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse
Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon Street
 
Friday, November 2, 6:00-7:00pm
Community Performance: Sound Cafe, 2700 Chartres Street
 
Ed Petersen: A Jazz Tribute to Stevie Wonder
Wednesday, October 24, 2:00-3:00pm
Community Performance in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
New Orleans Mint Performing Arts Center, 400 Esplanade Avenue
 
Friday, October 26, 7:30-9:00pm
Community Performance: The Prime Example, 1909 N. Broad Street
 
Tuesday, October 30, 8:00pm
Official Premiere: Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse
Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon Street
 
Combined Performances
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm
(Note: this performance is part of the UNO Jazz @ the Sandbar concert series in the Cove. $5 General Admission at the door and free for UNO staff, students and faculty.)
 
Thursday, October 25, 5:30-7:00pm
Rooftop of the Rice Mill Lofts, 522 Montegut Street
A partnership with NOLA.com and The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

To find out more about the NOJO 10 and these special events, visit www.thenojo.com.