ABOUT JAIRUS DAIGLE:
MOTIVATIONAL SAYING: "Although I dream, I live to reach the highest star, even beyond my reach."
ASPIRATIONS AND GOALS: To inspire other young people to get involved in the Arts and to enhance the awareness of Jazz Music throughout the world.
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 jazz violin through New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), and through private instructions. He incorporated his jazz and gospel music background and other music genres throughout his studies.
Jairus originality takes the jazz lovers across the board with a touch of smooth jazz, rock jazz, jazz standards, hip-hop and contemporary jazz. Jairus blends beautiful classical melodies with the spirit of jazz to create his own unique style. His recordings include “It’s My Time” (2009), “Roam Around The City” (2014), and “EnMotion” (2019).
Jairus is 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 the Director, Coordinator, and Instructor for the Jazz In The Arts Internship Program-Lake Charles. He is co-owner of Cold Armor Productions, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Jairus have 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, Birmingham, Washington, D. C., and New Orleans, performing along with artists such as Vocalist Sy Smith, Opera Singer and Stage Performer Deborah Myers, Opera Singer and Broadway Actress Erica Papillion-Posey, and Broadway Actor Matthew Croke and other notables. He was chosen among 3,000 artists to be highlighted at the Cutting-Edge NOLA Music Business Conference where he performed at Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club, the Music Business conference in New Orleans, Louisiana and SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Jairus have performed during jazz festivals with Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, and Jessy J. He frequently visits schools to share presentations with students on Music Theory, Performance, and Education.
You can follow Jairus Daigle's music through: www.jairusdaiglemusic.net, www.facebook.com/JairusDaigleMusic, Twitter: www.twitter.com/JairusDaigle,
ABOUT PATRICIA DAIGLE:
Patricia is a native of Lake Charles and a mother of 5 children and 4 grandchildren. She is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University where she acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management and an Associate Degree in Medical Office Practices/Transcription with Acadiana Technical College. She gained training in Marketing and Customer Service Management through employment with Isle of Capri Casino, where she was awarded Manager of the Year. After 10 years of employment with Isle of Capri Casino Patricia made a career change that would better accommodate the demands of her busy family. Patricia went on to work for Macy’s as the Human Resource Manager. After Macy’s local store closed, Patricia went on to work for the Calcasieu Parish School System and then as a Medical Administrator at Imperial Health Center.
After the loss of her late husband Chester Daigle’s eyesight due to a major stroke, Patricia decided to work out of the home as manager of Mystery Artists Production and Publishing Company, their personal home studio, and productions company. She managed her husband – pianist Chester Daigle II, and the R&B group City Heat until the death of her husband in 2021. She presently manages her son – violinist Jairus Daigle. Along with her late husband Chester, she is the founder of the Jazz In The Arts Non-profit Foundation. She serves as co-director and administrator of the foundation. She also serves as the administrator and mentor for the Internship program.
Patricia is an active member of the Women’s Commission of SWLA. She is also a member of The International Women’s Leadership Association, the Southern New Hampshire University Alumni. and the Leadership and Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Pi.