Leroy Jones & Uli Wunner Jazz Creole

Leroy Jones: a great New Orleans trumpet, in Ascona for five days

Dates: 21 – 25.6, 2019

Leroy Jones

He is certainly an Ascona favorite, almost a festival icon, and his return (the last time was in 2014, with a tribute to Louis Armstrong) on the shores of Lake Maggiore is sure to delight all of his fans. Born in 1958, Leroy Jones is one of the key trumpeters in New Orleans, a first-class exponent of New Orleans Today, a wave of musicians who revisit the tradition of New Orleans jazz, infusing it with an unbridled solo personalities and an evident contamination with blues, R&B and bebop. On the stage alongside Leroy Jones, four fabulous European trad jazz artists: among them Ulli Wunner, alto sax and clarinet, and the eclectic English pianist, Tom Kincaid.

From: EU, USA, New Orleans

Style: New Orleans Jazz


Leroy Jones, trumpet

Uli Wunner, clarinet & alto sax

Tom Kincaid, piano

Karel Algoed, bass

Frederik Van den Berghe, drums