New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones' UK Tour was triumphant

After a five-night sold out run at one of London's most prestigious jazz clubs, Soho's Pizza Express Dean Street, the trumpeter shared his swinging and soulful music in nine different concert hall across England.
NEW ORLEANS - Dec. 4, 2015 - PRLog -- From Yorkshire's Harrogate Theatre to Southampton's Concorde Club to Manchester's Royal Northern College Of Music to Poole's Lighthouse, the audiences were delighted to receive an authentic musical visitor from the Crescent City. Jones was backed up by an all-star cast of young British musicians and joined in the front line by fellow New Orleanian, trombonist Katja Toivola. Special guests were pianist and singer Joe Stilgoe and vocalist Ian Shaw.

In addition to being featured on more than a dozen BBC shows and independent radio and TV programs, Leroy and the band also performed live for BBC's 'In Tune' and on London's Jazz FM. The tour garnered a lot of media attention and reviews, as can be seen from quotes below.

"The spirit of the Big Easy descended on Soho." The Times

"Jazz lovers fearing the disappearance of the music’s roots in its contemporary forms should check out New Orleans trumpet star and vocalist Leroy Jones." The Guardian

"The counter-revolution has well and truly broken out." London Jazz News

"Master at work." Riddle Magazine

"Joy to behold." Taylor Geall

"A true musical treat for jazz lovers up and down the country." The Townie Magazine

"A relaxed and hugely charismatic stage presence, Leroy’s virtuosity on the trumpet is remarkable." Rupert Watkins

"As a singer, Jones has the archetypal New Orleans jazz voice which perfectly complements the band, but as a trumpeter, he steals the show." The Herts Advertiser

"One of the hottest Jazz trumpeters on the planet." What2 Magazine

"Leroy Jones Quintet get Soho swinging in style." Jazzwise Magazine

"PLAYING music is what Leroy Jones was born to do." The Bolton News

"An excitingly updated version of New Orleans dance music, tweaked by all manner of jazz-brass subtleties invented over the past century since Louis Armstrong blew his way through the Louisiana streets." John Fordham

"A New Orleans trumpeter whose soloing seemed to have a direct line to the ghosts of Satchmo and Clifford Brown." Clive Davis

"A vastly experienced craftsman totally at ease with his material." London Jazz News

"Leroy Jones is the definition of music… known as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City and a favourite of jazz fans all over the United States and the world." What2 Magazine

"A gifted defender of some of jazz’s earliest qualities." The Guardian

"Leroy has been one of the greatest that jazz-drenched city has produced." Rupert Watkins

"The band’s rendition of Pennies from Heaven was a joy to behold and made you ask yourself why you don’t go and see live jazz more often." The Herts Advertiser

"An evening of musical thrills and surprises." The Townie Magazine

The tour was executed as a co-production of Spirit Of New Orleans Productions and Alexander Fane of the London based United Agents Music.

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