JAIRUS DAIGLE aspires to walk in his dad’s footsteps toward great musicianship, being business-minded, and community service oriented. His goals are to inspire other young people to get involved in the Arts and to enhance the awareness of Jazz Music throughout the world. Well on his way to fulfilling his goals, Jairus is a 2014 Professional Music graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Just like his dad, Jairus began his journey as a musician at a very young age. Jairus studied classical violin through private instructions with Mrs. Lisa Hoffpauir of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Mr. Paul Redding of Lake Charles, Louisiana by way of Shreveport, Louisiana and at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts-NOCCA, New Orleans, Louisiana (June 2008, June 2009).
Jairus originality takes the jazz lovers across the board with a touch of smooth jazz, rock jazz, jazz standards, and contemporary jazz. His recordings include “It’s My Time” released March 2009, remastered in August 2013 and, “Roam Around The City” released September 2014. He is presently working on his 3rd CD to be released Summer 2018. His latest project included recording the video to his CD title track “Roam Around The City” in Cannes, France.
Jairus is a member of the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra, City Heat R & B Band, and the leader of his own fusion jazz band, The Jairus Daigle Network, Berklee College of Music Alumni, and Horatio Alger Foundation Alumni. He serves as an active staff member of the Jazz In The Arts Foundation in Lake Charles as mentor, educator, and performer. He is co-owner of Cold Armor Productions, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and the Assistant Coordinator for the Jazz In The Arts Internship Program-Lake Charles.
Jairus has received the following mentionable honors: the Mayor’s Key To The City, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority “Entertainment Award”, and the Black Heritage Foundation of Lake Charles “Entertainment Hall of Fame”.
While at Berklee College of Music, Jairus worked with the Berklee Stage Crew as a stagehand with live sound and light engineering and as a violinist with the Berklee Film Scoring Orchestra. Jairus was also a part of Berklee’s Global Project, tutoring students in Cape Town, Africa via Skype on American jazz violin. As a Horatio Alger Scholarship Recipient, Jairus has had the opportunity to perform for the organization during their awards ceremonies in Philadelphia and Washington, D. C., performing along with artists such as Sy Smith. He was chosen among 3,000 artists to be highlighted at the Cutting-Edge NOLA Music Business Conference in August 2014 where he performed at Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club and at the conference and SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.