Adonis Rose is a Grammy-award winning artist, composer, educator, and producer fromthe city of New Orleans, LA. He has played and recorded with the biggest names in Jazz,including Terence Blanchard, Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, HarryConnick, Jr., and Wynton Marsalis, and has performed on the most renowned stages in theworld such as Carnegie Hall, Olympia in Paris, North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria, Birdland,Apollo Theater, Newport Jazz Festival, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, to name a few. Rosehas over fifty recordings to his credit (five as a leader), including six with longtime friend,trumpeter Nicholas Payton. In 2010, he won a Grammy Award with the New Orleans JazzOrchestra for Best Large Ensemble.In January 2017, Rose was named the Artistic Director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra(NOJO) and led the eighteen-piece orchestra to its first concert season in October of thatyear that featured world-renowned artists Sheila E, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ledisi, SlickRick, and Eric Benet. He has been instrumental in the organization's success bydeveloping educational and community programs, leading performances, and developingpartnerships associated with The Jazz Market, a 350-seat performance venue in the NewOrleans’ Central City neighborhood which is home to the orchestra. Prior to his role atNOJO, Rose served as the Artist in Residence at the University of Texas Arlington andCadillac’s Jazz by the Boulevard Festival, produced the Keller Jazz in June series, andfounded the Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra, a 501c(3) non-profit organization.In 2019, Rose produced NOJO's most recent recording Songs: the music of AllenToussaint on the legendary Storyville Records imprint, which received rave reviews. He iscurrently working on several new recordings with the orchestra and his own ensemblesand continues to tour, perform, and produce a range of projects. This past January 2021,Rose was named the New Orleans Music and Culture Curator for Jazz Ascona in Switzerland.