photo by Marcus Brown
Devin Phillips &
New Orleans Straight Ahead
Selected for the
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
Andrew Oliver, Mark DiFlorio, Eric Gruber & Devin outside Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
Inside: The Audition Room.
Unloading/setting up for the audition in the Armstrong
Feeling confident following the demanding audition.
In the hotel room after a job well done.
Playing in the Village that night.
Maurice Brown joins Devin & NOSA.