2012-12-07 23:19:56 - Robert Maxwell will take over conducting responsibilities for JMO - Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra for the 2013 Carnival Season in New Orleans.
When the 2013 Carnival season in New Orleans gets underway, Robert Maxwell will be taking the podium as conductor of Jimmy Maxwell & His Orchestra (JMO). Robert will continue the Maxwell family music tradition that started in 1950 with his grandfather. Since 1981, JMO has been the premier musical solution for corporate or private parties, debutante balls and Mardi Gras galas. JMO prides itself on staying within a budget and catering musical choices to the tastes and preferences of each client.
After 35 years in the music business, jazz legend Jimmy Maxwell will share the reigns of his namesake orchestra with his son Robert. Deemed the “Musical King of Mardi Gras Balls,” by The Times Picayune (NOLA.COM), Jimmy is a musical
architect made famous for his ability to sense the mood of an event and deliver the right combinations of tunes and tempo to any occasion. As an award winning percussionist, the youngest Maxwell started playing the drums at 13 and recently graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Music. Robert's passion for music and natural talent has developed steadily over the years as he has studied under his father, and is now ready to take over leadership of the band.
Jimmy will continue to play with JMO on an as needed basis. Under Jimmy’s leadership, his group of musical maestros has played with the likes of Tito Puente, Reba McIntyre and Jimmy Buffet. The band has performed for former Presidents Ronald Regan, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and members of the British Royal Family.
A force in the city’s “society music,” JMO has a smooth style that fuses traditional New Orleans sounds with classic American big band jazz and rock & roll for a fun and invigorating vibe. The nine-piece, horn-driven, vocal driven party band, provides first class entertainment locally and nationally at debutante balls, charitable galas, and private parties. JMO's "At the Mardi Gras Ball" CD is now available online, to enjoy the sounds of Mardi Gras all year long.