Multitalented trumpeter, composer and singer Jonathan Bauer, most notably from the Grammy award-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, returns with his highly anticipated sophomore release, "Sings and Plays." Gaining popularity internationally, Jonathan is celebrated for his dark and buttery sound, often thought to be as closely related to a flugelhorn as it is a trumpet. As a singer, his voice is filled with an earnest joy that connects with audiences from all walks of life. Along with an A-list cast of some of New Orleans most swinging musicians, "Sings and Plays" is dripping with energy from the city they call home. Early listeners to the new album have described the band's aesthetic as "New Orleans Chet Baker."