An established bandleader, composer, performer and improviser, Aurora Nealand has become a prominent force in the New Orleans music scene since she first arrived in 2005. Combining the “formal education”—studies at Oberlin Conservatory in "Contemporary Music" 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 amongst the younger generation of the city’s musicians. In addition to leading the traditional jazz band, The Royal Roses, Nealand is also the leader/frontman of New Orleans premier rockabilly band “Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers”, and performs frequently with her solo project, “The Monocle”. She also is a member of Panorama Jazz Band and Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship.  In 2010 -2012 she appeared frequently as herself in the HBO TV series, “Treme.”

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