The Fort Myers Film Festival kicks off its 9th season April 10 with the Florida premiere of “A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story” at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.
Jones grew up playing his trumpet on the streets of New Orleans and eventually became the solo trumpeter for Harry Connick, Jr., touring and recording with Connick for more than 20 years. The famed trumpeter also will attend the showing and will perform a jazz concert alongside local jazz greats at the afterparty.
The red carpet party rolls out at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, mingling and musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the movie at 7 p.m. Jones and filmmaker Cameron Washington also will be featured guests at the event.
Tickets are $25 for the movie only or $150 for the show and afterparty, which will include the jazz concert by Jones, drinks and hors d’oeuvres by G3 Catering. The event benefits The Raddatz Foundation and Florida Arts, Inc.
For more information and the entire listing of films go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com or join www.facebook.com/fortmyersfilmfestival for updates and events. VIP tickets for the entire four days can be obtained at http://fortmyersfilmfestival.ticketleap.com/
The Fort Myers Film Festival supports Lee County Schools filmmakers, Raddatz Foundation and Florida Arts, Inc. and Golisano Children’s Hospital.