Trumpeter/ singer/bandleader and upholder of the New Orleans trad flame LEROY JONES will be on a fiften-date tour with his quintet in the UK in October and November. Both Ian Shaw and Joe Stilgoe will also be featuring as guests on the out-of-London dates.
Harry Connick Jr. has written about Leroy Jones: "I remember Leroy years ago in New Orleans. He was always regarded as the greatest. No one could touch him. For young musicians like me, he was exciting, intimidating. For the older ones, he was the keeper of the flames. But Leroy did more than keep the flame. He started a forest fire..."
Leroy Jones has worked extensively with Harry Connick Jr., Dr John and is a regular guest at Preservation Hall. A typical Leroy Jones set contains the classics: Bourbon Street Parade, Sleepy Time Down South, Basin Street Blues, Do You Know What it Means (To Miss New Orleans), Dinah and When My Dreamboat Comes Home.
23rd – 27th October Pizza Express Dean Street, London
(Ian Shaw will play 27th)
29th October St Albans Arena, St Albans
1st November Harrogate Royal Hall, Harrogate
2nd November Rose Theatre Kingston
3rd November Malvern Festival Theatre
4th November The Concorde Club, Southampton *Leroy Jones Quintet only
5th November Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
7th November The Lighthouse, Poole
9th November The Apex, Bury St Edmonds
10th November Liverpool Philharmonic
11th November Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester