Spirit Of New Orleans Productions
Traditional New Orleans Jazz With A 21st Century Flavor


 

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New Orleans Helsinki Connection's new "Paradise On Earth" CD!

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Jazz returns to Bourbon Street
Read article: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/327723

BUY MUSIC @ SONOP'S CD BABY PAGE!

Leroy Jones
Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze
Valentine's Day 2009 Release

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Read article @ Digital Journal:
Leroy Jones & Fairview Brass Band reunite 39 years later

HIRE A WORLD CLASS JAZZ BAND FOR YOUR PARTY
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Spirit Of New Orleans New Orleans Helsinki Connection
 

ENGLISH: Band - Musicians - Soloists - Music - Gigs - Pictures - MySpace
SUOMI: Yhtye - Muusikot - Solistit - Musiikki - Keikat - Kuvat - MySpace

 

 

ENGLISH: Band - Musicians - Music - Gigs - Pictures - MySpace
SUOMI: Yhtye - Muusikot - Musiikki - Keikat - Kuvat - MySpace

 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL HURRICANE BRASS BAND
Traditional New Orleans brass band music for all occasions

More info  |  MySpace

Read review: OHBB @ French Quarter Fest
"Leroy Jones tapped New Orleans brass band roots in a soaring show at French Quarter Festival 2013"

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Spirit Of New Orleans Brass Band
Lisätietoa täällä

 

 

 

 

Leroy Jones

 

"His trumpet sings with gorgeous flawlessness." Geraldine Wyckoff, LA Weekly

 

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16.6.2013

Summer gigs

29.6.2013 Savitaipale Soi, Spirit Of New Orleans featuring Leroy Jones
Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola, Risto Salmi, Jarkko Palokas, Teemu Keränen, Mikko Hassinen

2.-3.7.2013 Imatra Big Band Festival, Spirit Of New Orleans featuring Leroy Jones and Tricia Boutté
Tricia Boutté, Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola, Risto Salmi, Jarkko Palokas, Teemu Keränen, Mikko Hassinen

5.-7.7.2013 Baltic Jazz, Spirit Of New Orleans featuring Leroy Jones and Tricia Boutté
Tricia Boutté, Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola, Jarkko Palokas, Teemu Keränen, Tommi Vainikainen

14.7.2013 LinnaJazz, Spirit Of New Orleans Brass Band & Leroy Jones
Leroy Jones, Risto Salmi, Matti Iiramo, Miika Jämsä, Mikko Hassinen, Katja Toivola

 

16.4.2013

"The Sea Horse" and "Paradise On Earth" released as digital downloads!

"-- the players communicate like longtime friends throughout. Their Connection is strong." Keith Spera

Get yours here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/katjatoivolaneworleanshe2 or here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-sea-horse-single/id636650671

 

 

 

"Clever lyrics, along with a catchy melody comfortably place this song amongst the great jazz standards." Joseph Daniel

Get yours here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/katjatoivolaneworleanshe or here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paradise-on-earth-single/id636648968

 

 

 

 

16.4.2013
" -- This, my friends, is why we come to French Quarter Festival -- "

Great review of Leroy Jones' Original Hurricane Brass Band's French Quarter Fest appearance  on NOLA.com!
"Leroy Jones tapped New Orleans brass band roots in a soaring show at French Quarter Festival 2013"

 (http://www.nola.com/fqfest/index.ssf/2013/04/leroy_jones_tapped_new_orleans.html)

 

3.10.2012

 

"Paradise On Earth" reviews are out! 
" -- Sweetness and light abound on the latest release from New Orleans Helsinki Connection. [--] Helsinki Connection is a living jazz embassy and "Paradise on Earth" continues to build on this oddly suitable bond between two cities. -- " Brian Boyles, OffBeat 10/2012

" -- You hear the warmth and the affection for the music and the experience of playing it with good friends. [--] the band is a joyful experience -- " Alex Rawls, MySpiltMilk 7/2012

" -- The album as a whole is a great cross-section of the early days of jazz and a fine example of the New Orleans style of playing it. In the old days and now. Not too clinical and technically polished, but as real and genuine. This recording also helps to clarify the misconception many listeners still have of New Orleans Jazz being just plain "riverboat-dixie". -- " Osku Rajala, Jazzrytmit 6/2012

Read Brian Boyles' review in OffBeat

Click here for more information on the record.

 

10.7.2012

"Montego Bounce" released as a digital download!

"Toivola's "Montego Bounce" rocks steady with a Jamaican flair that is reminiscent of material favored by the legendary Skatalites." Geraldine Wyckoff, OffBeat

Get yours here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/katjatoivolaspiritofnewo

or here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/montego-bounce-single/id543692014

 

 

 

30.6.2012

Jazz returns to Bourbon Street
July schedule of "Jazz Night at the Funky Pirate" featuring the Leroy Jones Quintet: Monday July 2, 2012, 8 pm to 1 am | Monday July 9, 2012, 8 pm to 1 am | Monday July 16, 2012, 8 pm to 1 am | Monday July 23, 2012, 8 pm to 1 am | Monday July 30, 2012, 8 pm to 1 am

Read Digital Journal article for more information: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/327723

 

9.5.2012

New Orleans Helsinki Connection releases new album "Paradise On Earth"
" -- Another collaboration from this diverse ensemble once again ferrying jazz lovers to a better understanding of musical intimacy. -- "

Click here for more information!

Read Brian Boyles' review in OffBeat!

Lisätietoa täällä!
Lue Jazzrytmien arvostely täällä!

 

 

9.2.2012

"Go To The Mardi Gras" -- new single by Leroy Jones Quintet is out!

Click here to get it at Louisiana Music Factory (http://www.louisianamusicfactory.com/showoneprod.asp?ProductID=7536), on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/go-to-the-mardi-gras-single/id500306004), CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/leroyjones8) or Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Go-to-the-Mardi-Gras/dp/B0075HNL84/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1328716677&sr=1-1).

 

24.1.2012

To the Neworleaniaphiles out there! New single "I'm Talkin' Bout New Orleans" from Leroy Jones is out!

Click here to get it on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-talkin-bout-new-orleans/id497018201), CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/leroyjones7 or Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Im-Talkin-Bout-New-Orleans/dp/B00705L14C/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330471259&sr=301-1).

 

10.12.2010

"Wonderful Christmas - A Brass Salute To The King Of Kings" now available @ iTunes and CD Baby!!

"This is sentimental music in the best sense, warm with feelings of the finale of a year, songs brimming with joy for the celebrations at hand." Jason Berry,  New Orleans Magazine

Read whole review here: http://www.myneworleans.com/New-Orleans-Magazine/December-2004/Holiday-Brass/

            

And of course, those of you who want the whole package, covers 'n' all, can get it @ Louisiana Music Factory!!

 

16.8.2010

New Orleans Helsinki Connection awarded a grant by the Threadhead Records Foundation. Read article for more information: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/296130

 

7.7.2010

Book a band!

 

 

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12.1.2010

SONOP now on Facebook!

 

Click below to go to our new Facebook page and become a fan!!

 

16.12.2009

Levyarvostelu

Lue Jazzrytmien Mahogany Hall Stomp -arvostelu.

"Ostakaa tämä levy, mikäli haluatte päästä samaan upeaan New Orleans -nirvanaan kuin allekirjoittanut!" Osku Rajala, Jazzrytmit 4.12.2009

 

11.11.2009

Gospel-konsertin päivämäärä varmistunut!

 

Ma 7.12.2009, kello 19.00
Gospel-konsertti - Perinteistä New Orleans -jazzia
Spirit Of New Orleans solisteinaan Eeppi Ursin ja Leroy Jones (New Orleans, LA)
Mikael Agricolan kirkko, Tehtaankatu 23, 00150 Helsinki

 

13.10.2009

MAHOGANY
HALL
STOMP

 

SONO uusi Mahogany Hall Stomp -levy julkaistaan joulukuussa.
Lue lisää: http://spiritofneworleans.com/SOmusiikki.htm
Ennakkomyynti: Louisiana Music Factory.
Kuuntele MySpacessa.

SONO's new CD Now available at Louisiana Music Factory!!
Read more: http://spiritofneworleans.com/SOmusic.htm.
Listen @ MySpace.

 

15.7.2009

SONO Tanskassa

SONO in Denmark

 

SONOn Tanskanreissu suurmenestys! Lue Jazzrytmit-lehden artikkeli:
http://jazzrytmit.com/wp/s14-ulkomaat/c64-ulkomailla/katja-ja-eeppi-hurmasivat-silkeborgissa/

Read the article about SONO's trip to Denmark: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/272484

 

30.3.2009

FAIRVIEW
BRASS BAND
@
JAZZFEST

 

Leroy Jones reassembles the Fairview Brass Band for a special concert at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2009

Read more here: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/270217

Or here: http://www.spiritofneworleans.com/Fairview.htm

Or here: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=32954

 

29.3.2009

NOHC
@
N.O.
JAZZFEST
2009

 

New Orleans Helsinki Connection Performs at the 40th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival May 2, 2009
Leroy Jones | Tricia Boutté | Katja Toivola | Todd Duke | Paul Longstreth | Nobu Ozaki | Doug Belote

Read more here: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=32417

And @ Donna's Bar & Grill April 29, 2009 -- More info here.

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New Orleans Helsinki Connection esiintyy New Orleans Jazz & Heritage -festivaalilla, 2.5.2009
Leroy Jones | Tricia Boutté | Katja Toivola | Todd Duke | Paul Longstreth | Nobu Ozaki | Doug Belote

Lue lisää täältä (Jazzrytmit). 

 

20.1.2009

THE
ULTIMATE
BALLAD
ALBUM

 

SWEETER THAN A SUMMER BREEZE
Leroy Jones’ Lush New Album Features Romantic Ballads
Perfect for the Times
"Sweeter Than A Summer Breeze" will be released on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2009 and can be found at the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur Street, N.O.LA 70130) and online on iTunes, CDBaby and Digstation.

The release party, featuring Leroy Jones Quintet, will be held at Donna's Bar & Grill (800 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116) on February 14th, 2009, 9:30 pm.

More information here.

 

25.8.2008

NOHC
TO
BRAZIL!!

 

NOHC
BRASILIAAN!!

 

"New Orleans Helsinki Connection" a.k.a. Leroy Jones Quintet featuring Tricia Boutté to Brazil
Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola, Tricia Boutté, Paul Longstreth, Mitchell Player and Thomas Rönnholm will be performing in Brazil September 4-12, 2008. The
Jazz Festival Brasil tour includes the following cities: São Paulo, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Aracaju, and Recife.

More info: www.jazzfestivalbrasil.com.br

 

"New Orleans Helsinki Connection" a.k.a. Leroy Jones Quintet featuring Tricia Boutté Brasiliaan
Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola, Tricia Boutté, Paul Longstreth, Mitchell Player ja Thomas Rönnholm esiintyvät Brasiliassa syyskuun 4.-12.2008. Jazz Festival Brasil -kiertueeseen kuuluvat seuraavat kaupungit: São Paulo, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Aracaju ja Recife.

Lisätietoa: www.jazzfestivalbrasil.com.br

 

30.7.2008

 

NOHC
live
on
OZ!!

 

New Orleans Helsinki Connectionin Satchmo SummerFest keikka radioidaan WWOZ-kanavalla!

Sunnuntai 3.8.2008, 23:30-00:30 Suomen aikaa

Kuuntele netissä -- klikkaa tästä ja valitse soitin: http://www.wwoz.org/programs/streams

 

New Orleans Helsinki Connection's gig @ Satchmo SummerFest will be brodcasted live on WWOZ!

Sunday August 3, 2008, 3:30-4:30 pm New Orleans' time (US Central time)

Listen online -- click here and choose your player: http://www.wwoz.org/programs/streams

 

30.7.2008

NEW PICTURES FROM SONO'S GIG @ PORI JAZZ!

UUSIA KUVIA SONON PORI JAZZ -KEIKALTA!

(And if you havent' seen these yet... NOHC's gigs: DONNA'S, COLUMNS AND JAZZ PARK)

(Ja jos et ole vielä nähnyt näitä...  NOHC'n keikat: DONNA'S, COLUMNS ja JAZZ PARK)

 

21.9.2007

 

New Orleans Helsinki Connection: At Last now available @ CD Baby!

New Orleans Helsinki Connection: At Last nyt tilattavissa CD Babysta!

 

14.9.2007

NEW STORE PAGE - BUY YOUR FAVORITE CDs HERE!!

UUSI KAUPPA-SIVU - HANKI SUOSIKKILEVYSI TÄÄLTÄ!!

 

12.7.2007

UUSIA MySpace -SIVUJA
Spirit Of New Orleans
Katja Toivola

NEW MySpace SITES:
Spirit Of New Orleans
Katja Toivola

 

11.5.2007

Spirit Of New Orleans solistinaan Eeppi Ursin esiintyy Kalottjazz & Blues Festivalilla Torniossa ja Haaparannalla 30.6.-1.7.2007. 
Lisätietoa täältä.

Spirit Of New Orleans featuring Eeppi Ursin is performing @ Kalottjazz & Blues Festival in Tornio and Haparanda June 30 - July 1, 2007.
More information here.

 

9.5.2007

Spirit Of New Orleans is performing with Yolanda Windsay @ Sildajazz in August.
More information here.

 

2.5.2007

NEW RELEASE!!!
Leroy Jones' new CD Soft Shoe now available!
More info here.

BUY SOFT SHOE @ LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY

 

... OR DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM @

30.3.2007

New Orleans Helsinki Connection is performing at French Quarter Festival and at Donna's Bar & Grill. More information here.

New Orleans Helsinki Connection esiintyy French Quarter Festivalilla ja Donna's Bar & Grillissä New Orleansissa. Lisätietoa täältä.

 

8.1.2007

A lot of new links on the links page... click here.

Linkkisivulla paljon uusia linkkejä... klikkaa tästä.

 

8.1.2007

Review of Some Of These Days (OffBeat Magazine, 1/2007)

Some Of These Days -levyn arvostelu (OffBeat Magazine, 1/2007)

 

27.12.2006

Leroy & Katja in Bangkok (All About Jazz review)

Leroy & Katja Bangkokissa (All About Jazz -arvostelu) 

 

27.4.2006

UUSI LEVY TULOSSA!!!!
Spirit Of New Orleans: Some Of These Days julkaistaan 20. toukokuuta!
Levyll
ä solisteina Eeppi Ursin ja Leroy Jones.
Lis
ätietoa täältä...

NEW RECORD COMING OUT!!!!
Spirit Of New Orleans: Some Of These Days will be released May 20 in Helsinki!
Featured soloists on the CD are Eeppi Ursin and Leroy Jones.
More information here...

 

29.9.2005

Picture galleries have been updated (SONO & NOHC). Please check them out!
N.O. French Quarter Fest, Wycliffe Gordon Ensemble sitting in with SONO at Storyville, Baltic Jazz, JazzEspa. 

Kuvakansioita on päivitetty (SONO & NOHC). Käykää kurkistamassa!
N.O. French Quarter Fest, Wycliffe Gordon Ensemble jammaamassa SONOn kanssa Storyvillessä, Baltic Jazz, JazzEspa.

 

 

Hurricane related information has been moved here.
New Orleansin tulvaan liityv
ät kuvat ja tekstit on siirretty tänne.

 

 

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Spirit Of New Orleans Productions - Traditional New Orleans Jazz With A 21st Century Flavor

Music for any occasion - call us and we'll be there!

Spirit Of New Orleans Productions is a management and booking agency that currently represents the Leroy Jones Quintet, Spirit Of New Orleans, New Orleans Helsinki Connection, and the Original Hurricane Brass Band.

Other services offered include Graphic Design, Art Direction, Musical Arrangements and Musical Production.

Spirit Of New Orleans Productions is located in the heart of it all - Tremé, New Orleans, Louisiana. Spice up your event or festival with authentic New Orleans Jazz.

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