In October of 2012, Emily was asked to join the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra by director and leading jazz figure, Irvin Mayfield. Since then, they have played numerous performances around the New Orleans area, the United States, and most recently, Moscow. Since joining, they have performed with Herlin Riley, Jason Marsalis, Shannon Powell, and Ledisi. They have performed at the San Diego Copley Symphony Hall, The Joy Theater, Preservation Hall, Tipitina’s, New Orleans House of Blues, the U.S. Mint, the grand opening of the Bethesda Supper Club, the Royal Sonesta, the U.S. Russian Embassy, and on the Russian national TV channel, Kultura.
They are currently filming a TV series called “Great Jazz,” featuring some of Russia’s finest musicians in competition for a cultural exchange program in New Orleans. Please see the website for some of the powerful projects they have going on in the New Orleans community as well as their upcoming performances.