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Leroy Jones is a featured guest on Harry Connick Jr.'s latest release "Your Songs" ... also check out "Mahogany Hall Stomp," the new release from Spirit of New Orleans; their collection of New Orleans trad jazz selections features guest appearances from Leroy Jones, Eeppi Ursin and Mari Watanabe (see the SONO myspace page for audio clips).
Leroy Jones will bring together alumni of the historic Fairview Brass Band for a tribute to Danny Barker at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday, April 24th; the stellar line-up includes Leroy Jones, Gregg Stafford, Gregory Davis, Kevin Harris, Darryl Adams, Joe Torregano, Lucien Barbarin, Harry Sterling, Michael Johnson, Alton "Big Al" Carson, Anthony Bennett and Jerry Anderson; read more.
Leroy Jones has been nominated in the "Best Traditional Jazz" category for the 2009 Big Easy Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards gala being held at Harrah's New Orleans Casino on April 19, 2009.
"Jones ... doesn't fit neatly into the New Orleans jazz aesthetic. But nobody in town is more expressive, more capable of bending a gorgeous melody to his own ends" ... "Jones follows through on every single note of this outstanding performance, phrasing everything perfectly against the strings in a narcotic reverie without ever allowing the emotion to curdle into tritely sentimental or saccharine territory." ... See complete review of "Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze" from OffBeat Magazine.
See this feature article on Leroy and his new album "Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze" (from The Times-Picayune, 02/13/2009).
"His trumpet sings with gorgeous flawlessness above the enriching string arrangements" - from Geraldine Wyckoff's review of Leroy's new CD "Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze" (The Louisiana Weekly).
During tough times there's nothing more important than love, relationships and romance – and New Orleans trumpet legend Leroy Jones has created the perfect soundtrack for the era with his latest release: "Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze." Filled with lush strings and some of the New Orleans finest musicians (Todd Duke, Mitchell Player, Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson, Matt Rhody, Helen Gillet), "Summer Breeze" shows Jones, the former trumpeter and vocalist in the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, featuring the unparalleled beauty of his horn playing but also shows him in an entirely new light as a romantic balladeer and first rate arranger. Click here for track listings, credits and liner notes. Catch the CD release party featuring the Leroy Jones Quintet at Donna's Bar & Grill on February 14, 2009 at 9:30 pm.
Check out this recent interview with Leroy from the All About Jazz web site.
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