New Orleans R&B
Born as Troy Andrews, and known by his stage name Trombone Shorty, he has been performing the instrument since a very young age, to be exact at 4 years old. His first appearance was at the New Orleans Jazz & heritage Festival along with Bob Diddley. The Offbeat’s 2007 Performer of the Year is on the road with his band Orleans Avenue in a series of concerts that will span most of 2018 and part of next year.
For instance, they will be present at 2018 Afropunk Festival taking place at the Parc de la Villete in Paris, France; after that, Trombone Shorty and his band will travel to Madrid, Spain to perform with Cory Henry and The Funk Apostle. These two foreign concerts are the beginning of a series of gigs scheduled around the United States from August 2nd until January 18th, 2019. Tickets can be obtained at the websites of the concert organizers and you will enjoy the performances of songs like Hurricane Season, One Night Only (The March), Do to Me, On Your Way Down, The Craziest Things and, probably, you will be surprised by hearing covers from Lenny Kravitz’s “Sistamamalover” and Green Day’s “Brain Stew”.
BiographyHis career started in 1990, when he was only 4, participating in several festivals in his native New Orleans. As he grew up, he took part in brass parades, becoming a leader of a band when he was just six years old. As a teenager he was part of the Stooges Brass Band, and later he decided to keep studying enrolling at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
He was also part of the Lenny Kravitz’s horn section during 2005 when the singer band shared stage with Aerosmith. Also, that year, he was involved with the New Orleans Social Club, a group created to record a benefit album for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
By the year 2006, Andrews had the honor to record at the famous Abbey Road Studios in a production with Bob Ezrin and U2. The result of this relationship led to the performance of Trombone Shorty along with U2 and Green Day in the re-opening of New Orleans Superdome.
Since 2009, Trombone Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue have been giving performances not only in North America, but in several other locations around the world. Furthermore, the band and its leader have been invited to several TV shows like The Simpsons, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Grammy Awards, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, among others. Between 2010 and 2013, Andrews has made appearances in seven episodes on “Treme”, a HBO production. Additionally, the lead member of the band has also participated in films, such as The Peanuts Movie playing the part of Miss Othmar and the mother of the Little Red-Haired Girl in the year 2015.
To appreciate on a daily basis the performances of the band, you can visit its channel in youtube.com and take a hint of what Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue can offer you on a live performance
|2017||Parking Lot Symphony||Blue Note|
|2013||Say That to Say This||Verve|
|2011||For True||Verve Forecast|
|2008||Jazzfest Live 2006: Recorded Live At The 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival||MunckMix|
|2008||Live at Jazz Fest 2007||MunckMix|
|2008||Live At New Orleans Jazz Fest||MunckMix|
|2005||Orleans & Claiborne||Treme Records|
|2005||The End of the Beginning||Treme Records|
|2002||Trombone Shorty's Swingin' Gate||Louisiana Red Hot Records|