A Cultural Comeback in the Big Easy — Jazz funeral, second line, and world debut concert of ‘All the Saints,’ a newly commissioned work by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Grammy nominated jazz legend Irvin Mayfield, whose father is still missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Signifying the cultural rebirth of New Orleans, Irvin Mayfield & the world famous New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) return to their birthplace this week with two major events –a free, world premiere concert of ‘All the Saints,’ which was commissioned by the Episcopal Church; and a jazz funeral and second line through the historical French Quarter.

This will be the first post-Katrina performance of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in Louisiana and will mark the musical return of Louisiana Cultural Ambassador Irvin Mayfield, who has been unable to find his father in the aftermath of Katrina.

WHO: -Irvin Mayfield, Grammy-nominated and Billboard Award-winning Jazz trumpeter, composer, NOJO founder and Louisiana and New Orleans Cultural Ambassador; -The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, together for the first time post-Katrina
-Louisiana Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu -The Very Rev David Allard duPlantier, XIII Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans

WHEN: JAZZ FUNERAL & SECOND LINE Wednesday, November 16, 4:00-6:00 pm St Louis Cemetery ending at the Wyndham Hotel in the French Quarter

‘ALL THE SAINTS’ FREE CONCERT (open to the public) Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:00-10:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral at 2919 St. Charles Avenue

WHY: Following the destruction of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will perform the first major cultural event to be held in New Orleans after the Hurricanes.