brings us her take on New Orlenans style trad jazz with her Royal Roses
An established bandleader, composer, performer and improviser, Aurora Nealand
has become a prominent force in the New Orleans music scene. Combining the “formal education” – a music composition degree from Oberlin Conservatory and training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Physical Theatre in Paris – with the “informal” experience of playing music in the streets and clubs of New Orleans and throughout the northern Hemisphere, Nealand has emerged as an innovative, sensitive and daring music creator and performer.
She is most recognized for her performance on saxophones, clarinet and vocals and has been at the forefront of the revival of New Orleans Traditional Jazz, with her band The Royal Roses, but also collaborates with Bill Frisell and Tim Berne and leads the rockabilly band.