A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story (2018)

| Documentary | 2018 (USA)
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In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician's musician. Follow Jones' life journey as he came up playing on the streets ... See full synopsis »

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Cameron Washington
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Terence Blanchard ... Himself
Harry Connick Jr. ... Himself
Leroy Jones Leroy Jones ... Himself
Herlin Riley Herlin Riley ... Himself
Greg Stafford Greg Stafford ... Himself
Katja Toivola Katja Toivola ... Herself
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In a city full of brilliant musicians, Leroy Jones, trumpet virtuoso and consummate New Orleanian, is a musician's musician. Follow Jones' 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. We are immersed in Leroy's early days in school as he plays in jazz band with Terence Blanchard, where these up and coming horn players would soon turn into local legends. As Leroy Jones plays in and around New Orleans and all over the country and globe, he catches the ear of fellow New Orleans musician Harry Connick Jr., which leads to a lifelong friendship, and almost more than 20 years of touring together with the big band. Leroy became Harry's many trumpet solo trumpet player, and Leroy ends up recording over 20 albums with Harry Connick Jr's band. ...

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There are millions of musicians in the world - But there's only one Leroy Jones

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