About This Event
Leroy Jones- A Man and His Trumpet film will be shown on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 PM at Cove Street Arts gallery in Portland. In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musicians musician. A MAN AND HIS TRUMPET: The Leroy Jones Story follows Jones's life journey as he came up playing on the streets of the Saint Bernard Projects, quickly establishing himself as one of NOLAs most sought after trumpeters, founding the legendary Fairview Baptist Brass Band and Hurricane Brass Band which lead to the revival of the brass band scene in New Orleans. Leroy Jones eventually catches the ear of Harry Connick Jr. and ends up becoming Connicks solo trumpeter, touring and recording with the Harry Connick Big Band for over 20 years. A decade after the storm that nearly destroyed his beloved city, Jones is navigating life as both a world renowned musician and a citizen amidst a rapidly changing New Orleans.