Rare indeed is the artist with the virtuosity to draw the unqualified respect of some of the most iconic legends in jazz and the ability to deliver a high-energy funk rock show capable of mesmerizing international rock stars. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is one such artist – and there is no one else like him. A product of New Orleans’ culturally rich Treme neighborhood, Trombone Shorty was a bandleader by the age of six. While navigating New Orleans with his band in tow, he was also absorbing lessons from his older brother James, a dynamic musical performer known as “Satchmo of the Ghetto.” By the time Trombone Shorty was twelve, he had a Ph.D. in the ways of the streets, which you can still hear in his music.
“Dance Alert” – This event has reserved seating, but the Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue show is a veritable party. There will be points during the show that the band will encourage the audience to stand, participate and dance.