Maurice Trosclair

President/Chairman of the Board

Sudden cardiac arrest survivor Maurice Trosclair was born and raised in the Crescent City, from Pigeon Town in the Carrollton area of Uptown New Orleans. He was inspired by his musical family of 8 brothers and sisters to pursue a life in music. He went to De La Salle High School where he chose trombone as his main instrument and also served as drum major and band president before graduating in 1979. 

He studied music and communications at the University of New Orleans.  After graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of New Orleans, he began his professional career as a Geologic Exploration Technologist for Amoco Production Company in New Orleans in February 1985. This "day gig" proved to be a stable financial foundation while still pursuing musical endeavors. Evolving with technology from the mainframe to the P.C., over the years his skill set grew not only in geosciences but also in creative marketing.  This technical background would eventually fuel another career path of becoming a multimedia specialist.  Currently, Maurice is Senior Exploration Technician for Upstream Exploration LLC in Metairie, LA.

Over the years Maurice has performed with many musical groups with both local and national appeal.  He has toured with Bonerama and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra.  Perhaps, most notably he's the former leader of New Orleans' legendary cover band, The Nobles (formed in 1959) with whom he performed for 25 years until the band retired in 2012.  He has also written and produced many of his original recording projects.  He currently performs regularly with Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra.  

Since Hurricane Katrina, Maurice has also been deeply involved in the city's rebirth as marketing director of his wife Nancy's destination management company, Destination New Orleans, LLC. His efforts have been recognized both locally and nationally.

In 2013 Maurice formed his own traditional New Orleans jazz band, Funky Bone that is dedicated to the preservation and exploration of New Orleans music.  "Miracle Meaux" gets his nickname from surviving a Sudden Cardiac Death episode on Valentines Day 2017. He is well known for his positive energy, musical dedication and unwavering passion for his hometown, New Orleans.  His impact, influence and contribution to New Orleans’ cultural identity remain a work in progress.

Contact Maurice @ maurice@heartbeatnola.org

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