Live in the Clubs: Jon LeRoy finds niche for organ trio
Thursday, March 29, 2012
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When Syracuse native, jazz pianist and organist Jon LeRoy moved to the Capital Region in 1994 and began playing gigs here, he found himself swimming against the musical current. “Everybody just wanted a piano player to sound like Bill Evans, and really my direction was a more Gene Harris, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland-type playing. But people really wanted that more sensitive [thing] — I’m really not that kind of player,” he said....