Leroy Jones’ UK Tour Brings New Orleans to The Arena, St Albans

Leroy at Donna's Bar, New Orleans

Leroy (trumpet) and Katja (trombone) at Donna’s Bar, New Orleans

I first met Leroy Jones and Katja Toivola at a swinging session in Donna’s Bar on Rampart Street, New Orleans, during the 2010 French Quarter Festival. Sadly Donna’s Bar is no more, but I had asked Leroy if he would mind me taking photos for
publication on the web.

So when I learnt about his current UK Tour I swiftly booked for his St Albans Concert in The Arena Theatre on Thursday, 29th October.

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Katcha-&-Leroy

And what better opportunity to recapture above that magical night at Donna’s Bar way back in April, 2010, with just three of the photos I took during The French Quarter Festival –
PLUS the YouTubes below which I filmed of Leroy and his Quintet’s spectacular concert at
The St Albans Arena.

By the time you read this it may already be Friday, 6th November, but there’s still time to catch the tour’s last three concerts on 7th, 9th and 11th November.

So PLEASE seize the opportunity and go for it! Who knows when next you’ll get the opportunity to see “The Keeper of The Flame” in the UK?:
 Leroy Jones Quintet UK Tour Friday, 23 October/Wednesday 11 November

… and finally visit “This music is happy music. It makes you feel good!”: Leroy Jones

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

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