Leroy Jones (born February 20, 1958) is a jazz trumpeter from New Orleans, Louisiana. Jones started taking part in trumpet on the age of ten, and by the point he was 12 was main the Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band, a bunch of younger musicians organized by jazz guitarist and banjo participant Danny Barker. When the musicians’ union compelled Barker to disband the group in 1974, Jones grew to become a union musician and took over the operating of the group, renamed the Hurricane Brass Band, himself. In 1975 or 1976 he left the group, touring for a time with Eddie Vinson and Della Reese earlier than forming his personal group, the Leroy Jones Quintet. In 1991 Jones joined the massive band of Harry Connick, Jr., and the publicity with Connick’s band (together with the chance for the Leroy Jones Quintet to open for Connick, which they did in 1994), led to Jones’ releasing his first album beneath his personal title; Mo’ Cream From The Crop got here out on the Columbia Records label in 1994. The Leroy Jones Quintet continues to tour and file, and since 2004 Jones has additionally appeared with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Dr. John.
“Leroy Jones – Blowing Up A Storm” – OffBeat
“Trumpeter Leroy Jones takes New Orleans jazz to the world” – The Advocate