The soothing, romantic, artistic, and vigorating sounds will definitely have you wanting to kick back and relax, or even get your two-step on when you listen to this young talented musician Jairus Daigle's originality takes the jazz lovers across the board with a touch of contemporary jazz, jazz fusion, rock jazz, jazz standards, and smooth jazz, which is introduced on his debut CD, "It's My Time" released March 2009, remastered in August 2013 and his second release, "Roam Around The City" released February 2015. On top of being a performer, Jairus is a composer, arranger, producer, engineer, studio musician, orchestra musician, and mentor.
Jairus began his journey into music as a violinist as a very young age of seven. As the son of one of Southwest Louisiana's best jazz and rhythm and blues musicians, Chester "Choppe" Daigle II, Jairus inherited the feel for jazz music. Richly talented in his own way, Jairus brings to the table his artistry of musical forte. His expression o life through his music lets you experience some of the old and some of the new feels of music. He inspires many young and old, with his desire to become one of the best with his art. He shares what he knows with young people of curious nature and encourages them to also get involved in the arts. Jairus is featured in the book "Images of America - Lake Charles" written by Janet Allured, Jessica Hutchings, and Debbie Johnson-Houston (p. 102, Arcadia Publishing, 2012). Among several artists Jairus music is mostly inspired by Jean Luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, and Noel Pointer.
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). He obtained his BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts in Spring 2014 where he worked with the Berklee Stage Crew as a stage hand with live sound and light, engineering and also as a violinist with the Berklee Film Scoring Orchestra. Jairus served as a student instructor and mentor as 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.
Included in Jairus discography is mezzo-soprano and jazz vocalist Erica Papillion-Posey's 2015 release "The Standards Reimagined, when jazz...", Moana A "Dotted", 2013.
Jairus was chosen among 3,000 Reverbnation artists to be showcased at the Cutting Edge NOLA Music Business Conference in August 2015 where he performed for the Katrina Recognition Show at the Little Gem Saloon and in August 2014 at Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club. He also performed for the Music Madness ATX showcase during the SXSW Music Festival on March 18, 20`15 at Aussie's Beach Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas and is invited for a return performance on March 17, 2016. He's performed for the Ultimate Louisiana Party Blues & Cultural Festival during Lundigras in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 8, 2016.
After his return home from Berklee College of Music, Jairus formed a back-up band of six members called The Jairus Daigle Network. The Network performs Jairus originally composed music and some cover tunes. He joined the Lake Charles Symphony and performs with the Symphony and the Pops Orchestra. Jairus also perform regularly with his father/pianist Chester Daigle II and jazz vocalist Grace "Gigi" Smitherman at Latruffe Sauvage Fine Dining Restaurant, L'Auberge du Lac Casino Jack Daniels bar and Grill Jazz Brunch and with the R & B band City Heat of Lake Charles.
He serves as an active staff member of the Jazz In The Arts Foundation-Lake Charles as mentor, educator and performer, Assistant Coordinator/Instructor for the New Orleans based Tipitina's Internship Program-Lake Charles, Horatio Alger Scholar Alumni/Mentor, and Berklee College of Music Alumni 2014.