MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies are Concert Artists delivering ALL ORIGINAL Music from the Louisiana Bayous, where the alligators got Soul and the Good Times Roll! They are true American Roots Artists: multiple cultures, races, identities, male, female, black, white, young, old, multilingual. MOJO's Music has made millions of people happy, and enriched the lives of countless children. They’ve performed on every TV Network, and delivered 23 original albums.
MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies firmly believe in the mission to cultivate the arts in the lives of our people. Together we enhance lives by delivering Touring Performances in the Zydeco, Cajun and New Orleans Traditions, and by delivering Workshops comprising music, culture, business, education and more. We DONATE Arts Outreach on the day of our evening concert performances. If you Present MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies to your community, MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies will donate outreach to your community.
MOJO’s charitable performances have raised millions for Charity. With three Shriners Hospitals for Children humanitarian awards, his life and career are the subjects of “The Magic Behind the MOJO” by Gallo Films, an award-winning film with “Best Original Score” for his music. Their awards say everything. What you see is what you get!
From Gallo Films: “The Magic Behind the Mojo, 30 Min. Documentary, Worldwide avail
For the past 50 years, Mojo has been entertaining audiences around the world. He's a musician, singer, songwriter and leader of Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. About
6 years ago, I discovered his music searching for a soundtrack for 10 'Soldier Story'
documentaries created to engage support for the creation of the National Museum of the US Army. These stories of Army combat veterans were impactful and emotional, and Mojo's composition 'Lights on the Bayou', a beautiful and haunting ballad in the cajun style, was the perfect fit. This introduced me to Mojo, and the discovery that there is more to his music and more to the man than his cajun accordion. This documentary looks into the making of a man who gives something everyday, lives life to the fullest, and all his friends are friends for life.
MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies LIVE in Concert at Dorothy Menker Theater, Palos Hills, IL. This is their closing song, "MOJO Boogie".
What you see is what you get: MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies' concerts are Lifetime Experiences delivering Lifetime Memories. Each work sample is one-take, LIVE, with real, live audiences. You're seeing and experiencing exactly what you will Present to our shared audiences. And, we'll all share those memories, forever.
This Bayou Man, Mister MOJO, and his troupe of near-mad musical provocateurs, have poured MOJO Fire on audiences across the planet since 1985!" Syndicated News Network "¨
Thrilling audiences Worldwide, MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies have made millions of people happy, and enriched lives with their Arts Outreach. Mojo has performed on PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, Superstation WGN, FOX, and CMT TV Networks, put out 23 albums of original Music. He is the historian who got the Zydeco Rubboard into the Smithsonian Institution, produced historic documentaries, and is an active advocate for the Arts working with many of America's top Arts Agencies as a member, a speaker, and mentor. He is a Board Member of NAPAMA. A recipient of three Shriners Hospitals for Children humanitarian awards, Mojo's charitable performances have raised millions of dollars for worthy causes. Mister MOJO is the subject of the feature film, The Magic Behind the MOJO€ by Gallo Films.
We are True All-Original Americana: male, female, black, white, young, old, and multilingual, performing all-original MOJO Music! These are the Bayou Gypsies you see on TV, on the radio, on the Internet, and hear on MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies albums - The Real Deal!
My Artistic Mission in life is based on a 4000 year old Hebrew proverb: "Just as the fingertip can conceal the world's greatest mountain, so, too, can the rigors of daily life conceal Life's Greatest Treasures. My job is to move the finger!" I try to move those fingers hiding joy in every walk of my life.
Programs for Specific Audience(s) Expertise
Each show is custom designed for our audiences. Since 1985, our audiences around the world have been Diverse and Inclusive as we successfully transcend all cultural, ethnic, racial, social, financial and religious borders. At the end of every performance, anywhere in the World, when we hit our last note, we all know, "We are all Family, now!"
Traditional Folk/Ethnic Artform Statement
In America, "Everyone comes from somewhere else!", and we all come together, as one. MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies are a reflection of our cultures and backgrounds: young, old, male, female, black, white, multilingual, multi-experiential, worldly, urban, rural, and experienced. Our music is a reflection of our Euro, Creole, and French Louisiana cultures, made into a gumbo reflecting who we are, a melting pot made famous by Southwest Louisiana and New Orleans communities. We are also a product of the Chicago Music Culture, where our music was honed and perfected, from the nightclubs to world-renowned Concert Stages in the finest venues. We are a reflection of our families and our country.
MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies
2584 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
$15k to $25k