Robert Maxwell to Conduct The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra for the 2013 Carnival Season

Robert Maxwell will follow the family tradition started in 1950 by performing Mardi Gras Music for the Carnival Season in New Orleans.

New Orleans, LA, December 14, 2012 --( When the 2013 Carnival season in New Orleans gets underway, Robert Maxwell will be taking the podium as conductor of The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra. Robert will continue the Maxwell family music tradition that started in 1950 with his grandfather. Since 1981, The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra has been the premiere musical solution for corporate or private parties, debutante balls and Mardi Gras galas. JMO prides itself on staying within a budget and musical preference. For further information see

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.

Jimmy will continue to play with the Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra (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 and 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 hot 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.

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.
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