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THE THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Christ Episcopal Church
THE LEROY JONES QUINTET TO OPEN THIRD SUNDAY 25TH SEASON
The Third Sunday Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington opens the 2014-2015 Season of concerts, its twenty-fifth, with a performance by the Leroy Jones Quintet on Sunday, September 21 at 5 p.m.
Jones is a native of New Orleans and member of the New Orleans Jazz Hall of Fame. His playing has been described as a blend of Louis Armstrong and bebop virtuoso Clifford Brown. At age 12, he was the leader of the Fairview Band, a brass band whose alumni have included some of the best known musicians in New Orleans. The band is widely credited with restoring interest in the brass band tradition of New Orleans. It was succeeded by the Leroy Jones Hurricane Brass Band.
A regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, Jones has performed on every continent and in every major city in the United States at theaters, festivals and jazz clubs. 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 a regular at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as French Quarter Fest and the Satchmo Summerfest. In addition, he has appeared on the soundtrack of the smash hit movie "Sleepless in Seattle" starring actor Tom Hanks.
All concerts in the Third Sunday Concert Series begin at 5 p.m., are free and open to the public, and are followed by a reception where the audience may meet the performers. Christ Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire Street, Covington, at the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park.
For more information, call 985-892-3177.