Renowned New Orleans trumpeter and singer Leroy Jones has announced a 15 date UK tour.
Jones has a career spanning over four decades and have been a long-time member of Harry Connick Jnr's big band. He has worked with people like Dr John and has appeared on US TV shows like David Letterman and Oprah.
I remember Leroy years ago in New Orleans. He was always regarded as the greatest. No one could touch him. For young musicians like me, he was exciting, intimidating. For the older ones, he was the keeper of the flames. But Leroy did more than keep the flame. He started a forest fire... Harry Connick Jr.
Leroy will perform with his quintet and will be joined on many dates by Ian Shaw and Joe Stilgoe.
Full details on the tour can be found on the tour website and dates are listed below.
23rd-27th October - Pizza Express, London
29th October - St Albans Arena
1st November - Harrogate Royal Hall
2nd November - Rose Theatre, Kingston
3rd November - Malvern Festival Theatre
4th November - The Concorde Club, Southampton
5th November - Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
7th November - The Lighthouse, Poole
9th November - The Apex, Bury St Edmonds
10th November - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
11th November - RNCM, Manchester