About Us

Orchestra Noir is The Atlanta African-American Orchestra! Founded in 2016 by Music Director, Jason Ikeem Rodgers, Orchestra Noir acts as a living testament to the African-American legacy of excellence and resilience in Atlanta and the nation. Our mission is to showcase and celebrate the musical excellence as well as the business and cultural achievements in our community here in Atlanta through concert events.

 

Gaining commercial and critical acclaim by fusing classical music with pop culture, Orchestra Noir has collaborated with international hip-hop superstars Migos and 2 Chainz for the “Culture” album which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition, Orchestra Noir’s historic first season culminated with a performance featuring nine time Grammy Award winning producer and DJ Bryan-Michael Cox in an epic orchestra vs. DJ battle designed by Maestro Rodgers. Orchestra Noir has been covered in notable media outlets such as the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Upscale Magazine, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Ed Lover Show, Rolling Out Magazine, Atlanta Black Star, NPR, Georgia Public Broadcast, Griots Republic, CBS Radio, Blavity, and many more.

Our Team

KEISHA JEFFRIES

OPERATIONAL MANAGER

FELIX FERRAR

ORCHESTRA MANAGER

VIRGINIA T. LAM

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

BEVERLY HOHN-JEFFRIES

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

JOHN JEFFRIES

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Musicians

Violin

Felix Farrar

Christopher Mosley

Tramaine Jones

Michelle Thompson

Perry Westmoreland

Leisl McWhorter

Renita Pope

Briana Robinson

Gerome Stewart

Jessica Stinson

Veronica Jackson

Rodney Paige

Ceirra Asmond

Tiffany Preston

Keanu Mitanga

 

Viola

Lelia M. Walker

Arthur Ross

Nicholas Wynn

Lana Avis

Judith Insell

Arthur Ross

Megan Ford

William McClain

Ezra Haugabrooks

Dawn Michelle Johnson

 

Cello

Spencer Brewer

Courtney Anderson

Alana Bennett

Ismail Akbar

Marla Majett

Cremaine Booker

Myrtil Mitanga

Vanessa Fanning

Nevik Anderson

 

Bass

Eric Thompson

Maurice Belle

Cameron Venable

Rashid Brown

Rick Robinson

 

Flute

Claire McDonald

Terry Andrew

Brice Smith

 

 

Oboe

Justin Stowe

Ronnal Ford E.H.

Torrence Welch

 

Clarinet

Robert Jeffrey

Patricia Billings

Kania Mills

Bryce Duncan

 

Bassoon

Feleighta Green

Albert Carter

 

Horn

Ronald Palmer

Jennifer M. Presar

Dilon Bryan

Marie Rogers

 

Trumpet

Averil Taylor

Lester Walker

Courtney D. Jones

Edward Williams III

James Seda

Manwell Ximenez

 

Trombone

Stephen Wilson

Vincent Chandler

 

Tuba

Jacqueline Brown-Gaines

Nathaniel Spencer

 

Percussion

Wesley Sumpter

AJ Putman

Michael Redding

McKinley Stinson

Ralph Barrett

Don Johns

 

Harp

Monica Hargrave

Maya Selah

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