Trombone Shorty Tickets
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is possibly one of the best young jazz musicians around today. Not only is he a critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, but he has worked with some of the biggest names across many genres. Born in New Orleans, Andrews was brought up on jazz and is the grandson of Louisiana Blues singer/songwriter Jessie Hill. His family has a rich legacy of music, including his brother, who is a well-known trumpet player. They were some of the first musicians to return to their home city after Hurricane Katrina hit, playing a gig in their local park and vowing to help rebuild the city “note by note”.
Andrews began learning to play trombone at the age of 4, but also knows the trumpet, drums, organ and tuba. After completing school at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Andrews played on Lenny Kravitz’s tour as part of the horn section of his band. He built a network of mainstream music industry people that he would work with in the future. He worked on fundraising in the aftermath of Katrina, playing benefit shows and appearing on tracks for the New Orleans Social Club. They recorded a benefit album that featured different styles of New Orleans-based music in order to raise funds for the city’s rebuild, with other members including Irma Thomas, Henry Butler, Willie Tee and Marcia Ball.
Andrews has formed his own band, worked with other big names such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, LeAnn Rimes, Madonna and Kid Rock, and even appeared on several TV shows. He also works on the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which stems from a previous charitable endeavor in which he donated musical instruments of his own to schools in New Orleans. With the help of the Mayor, as well as support from Michelle Obama, the Trombone Shorty Foundation aims to keep the tradition of music alive in the city and get kids to play by giving them the knowledge and history of New Orleans music. His band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, have recorded and toured the world, leading to support slots for Hall & Oates and Red Hot Chili Peppers.