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A MAN AND HIS TRUMPET: The Leroy Jones Story
There are millions of musicians in the world, but there’s only one Leroy Jones.
Jazz Studies • Ethnomusicology • African American Studies
American History • Urban Studies • American Studies
Director & Producer Cameron Washington. Producers Joe Ferrone & Ramfis Myrthil.
Featuring Leroy Jones, Harry Connick Jr., Terence Blanchard, & Herlin Riley.
2019. 60 minutes.
In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician’s 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 NOLA’s 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 Connick’s 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.