NOMA presents a series of virtual concerts featuring a range of music’s best and brightest performing from their homes. Assembled by internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist and composer Mahmoud Chouki, enjoy these relaxed and informal music experiences with acclaimed musicians from New Orleans and beyond.
About Gabi Cavassa and Ryan Hanseler
New Orleans based vocalist-composer Gabrielle Cavassa has garnered attention for her distinctive voice and intimate expression. The critically-acclaimed artist earned her position as a Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition finalist in 2018 and following a warm reception for her EP, celebrated the independent release of her self-titled debut record in 2020. Co-produced by GRAMMY nominated artist Jamison Ross, the album presents an honest expression of vulnerability in love. For more information on Cavassa’s unique and evolving artistry, visit www.gabriellecavassa.com. Pianist Ryan Hanseler’s professional career has spanned nearly twenty years including performances and recordings with Delfeayo Marsalis, Tim Green, Branford Marsalis, Kobie Watkins, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Cyrille Aimee, Jason Marsalis, Renee Marie, Nnenna Freelon and Herlin Riley. He has hosted numerous clinicians and academic presentations around the world and is a former professor of jazz studies at East Carolina University. Hanseler earned a Masters degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from North Carolina Central University under the direction of Dr. Ira Wiggin, Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo.
NOMA is committed to uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures through the arts — now more than ever. Your gift will make a direct and immediate impact as NOMA welcomes our community back to the museum and sculpture garden, plans new exhibitions, and develops virtual and at-home arts education resources for school partners.
Education and outreach initiatives at NOMA are supported in part by the Zemurray Foundation; the Lois and Lloyd Hawkins Jr. Foundation; The Helis Foundation; The Gayle and Tom Benson Foundation; The City of New Orleans; IBERIABANK; The Wagner Foundation; Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack; the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation; Sara and David Kelso; Patrick F. Taylor Foundation; Dr. Scott S. Cowen; The RosaMary Foundation; The Azby Fund; the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency; The Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation; Burkenroad Foundation; Marian Dreux Van Horn Education Endowment; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Ruby K. Worner Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee; The Harry T. Howard III Foundation; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.; Harvey and Marie Orth; The Bruce J. Heim Foundation; and Mrs. Bennett A. Molter, Jr. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.