Returning to Madison for a second year, Darren Sterud and North Street Cabaret are honored and excited to welcome back for TWO nights New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones. Backing Mr. Jones will be Madison musicians: Darren Sterud, Jordan Cohen, John Christensen and David Stoler.
Shows will be on October 18 and 19 and tickets will be sold separately to each show. All shows start at 8PM and are two sets.
Jones himself, a native of New Orleans, whose playing has been described as a blend of Louis Armstrong and bebop virtuoso Clifford Brown, has been a critical figure in the history of New Orleans music.
A regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his playing and singing have made him a crowd favorite, Leroy has performed on every continent and in every major U.S. city at prestigious theaters, festivals and jazz clubs like the Village Vanguard in New York City. His television appearances include The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, Arsenio Hall, Conan O'Brien and Oprah Winfrey. He is also a regular at the world famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as French Quarter Fest and the Satchmo Summerfest.