Hurricane Brass Band

The Hurricane Brassband was formed in 1974

From this musicians it’s known that they played in the Brass Band:

Cornet/trumpet Leroy Jones, Gregg (Gregory) Stafford, Gregory Vaughn
Trombone Lucien Barbarin, Michael Johnson
Clarinet Joseph Charles
Tenor sax Henry Freeman
Alto sax Darryl Adams
Tuba Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen
Snare drum Raymond Johnson jr.
Bass drum Charles Barbarin
Leader Leroy Jones

The Hurricane Brassband was the first “offshoot” of Danny Barker´s Young Fairview Baptist Church Brass band. Leroy Jonnes, the leader of the both bands was the first member of the Fairview brass band, chosen by Mr. Danny Barker.
After Leroy embarked on a solo career, Darryl Adams continued this band under the name Tornado Brass Band.

(Picture Michael P. Smith)
Tuba Fats, playing with the Hurricane Brassband in 1976.

photograph by Jules Cahn, 1975 (2000.78.8.1), Jules Cahn Collection

Greg Stafford and Leroy Jones of the Hurricane Brass Band. This view shows two young trumpet players from the Hurricane Brass Band: Greg Stafford on the left and Leroy Jones on the right. Other unidentified band members can be seen in the background. The Hurricane Brass Band was organized in the 1970s as an outgrowth of the Fairview Baptist Church Band. Most of the teenagers in the band later became professional musicians.

The Hurricane Brassband recorded at March 1 & 2, 1975  under the name “Leroy Jones and his Hurricane Marching Brass Band of New Orleans. The record was issued on lo An records.

CD’s of this brassband: Brassband history on CD