Traveling the Rhythm Road!

NOSA
photo by Marcus Brown

 
Devin Phillips &
New Orleans Straight Ahead

Selected for the

Rhythm Road
American Music Abroad Tour

 
Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) and the U.S. State Department of Educational & Cultural Affairs have chosen Devin Phillips & New Orleans Straight Ahead to participate in the legendary Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program. The prestigious award reflects the program’s mission "to share American music as a vehicle of communication with other countries."

 
One of six bands chosen nationwide following a demanding audition, the Portland, Oregon-based Devin Phillips & New Orleans Straight Ahead were juried by some of the best in jazz, including Wynton Marsalis, the Artistic Director of Jazz at JALC.

 
Katherine E. Brown, Executive Director of JALC, says, "These artists have been selected from a national pool of applicants and reflect the talent and diversity of musicians across the United States."

 
(More photos from NOSA’s New York trip below the fold!)

 

 
Devin Phillips & New Orleans Straight Ahead (NOSA) Audition for the Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad Tour

 
NOSA outside Lincoln Center
Andrew Oliver, Mark DiFlorio, Eric Gruber & Devin outside Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

 
Inside: the Audition Room
Inside: The Audition Room.

 
Unloading/setting up for the audition in the Armstrong 
    Room
Unloading/setting up for the audition in the Armstrong
Room.

 
Feeling confident following the demanding audition
Feeling confident following the demanding audition.

 
In the hotel room after a job well done
In the hotel room after a job well done.

 
Playing in the Village that night
Playing in the Village that night.

 
Maurice Brown joins Devin & NOSA
Maurice Brown joins Devin & NOSA.

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