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Leroy Jones

Born: February 20, 1958    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Leroy Jones

Leroy Jones - trumpet

Born in New Orleans on February 20th, 1958, Leroy began studying the trumpet at age 10, in school band. By the time he was 13 years old, he was already playing gigs and leading Danny Barker's young Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band. The Fairview Band performed at church events, Social & Pleasure Club events, Funerals, and Second Line Parades all over the city of New Orleans. The band has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institute Festival of Culture & Folklore. The Fairview band later evolved into the Hurricane Brass Band, which became the seed of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band....
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“His trumpet sings with gorgeous flawlessness above the enriching string arrangements.” Geraldine Wyckoff, LA Weekly, 2/9/09

To read the whole article go to link: http://www.louisianaweekly.com/news.php?viewStory=912

“With a new romantic CD, Leroy Jones and his trumpet are in tune like never before.” Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune - Lagniappe 4/13/2009

To read the whole article go to link: http://blog.nola.com/keithspera/2009/02/trumpeter_leroy_jones_adds_str.html

“The gracefulness of the arrangements contributes in a profound way to the success of this homogeneous and balanced CD, rendering justice to a musician who has been able to give New Orleans music a flair of modernity.” Jacques Aboucaya, Jazz Magazine (France) 3/2009

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