October 18 – 24

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You don’t survive on the New Orleans jazz scene through four decades without doing a little improvising. Since the day he graduated from St. Aug’s (where he blew Terence Blanchard’s mind in band practice), Leroy’s life has been one set change after another: forming his Hurricane Brass Band in the ‘70s, blowing through six-hour gigs on Bourbon Street, touring Asia in the ‘80s, and crushing big stages across the states with Harry Connick Jr’s Big Band and his own quintet. With interviews from Blanchard, Connick, Herlin Riley and others, A Man and His Trumpet burnishes the legend of an exceptional New Orleanian: an era-defining trumpeter with a tone “like blazing silk,” a continuing source of amazement and inspiration and good vibes. -JK

Preceded by the short film “Til the Day I Die” (4 mins.)