DEDICATED TO FANS OF FUNKY NEW ORLEANS MUSIC (& OTHER GOOD STUFF) IN AND AROUND NYC.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
This Friday: Trombone Shorty @ Celebrate Brooklyn
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
June 29, 2012
Doors open at 6:30pm.
With THE BROOKLYN STEPPERS / DAYNA KURTZ
Troy “TROMBONE SHORTY” Andrews, "New Orleans' brightest new star in a generation," (SF Chronicle) and his untouchable band whip up "a near-deafening, funk-charged blast of percussion, brass, reeds and guitar distortion” (Washington Post)
that unites the Crescent City’s past and future. Andrews hails from the
Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans’ 6th Ward, and he got his nickname at
four years old when his older brother James saw him marching in a
street parade wielding a trombone twice as long as the kid was high.
Andrews started early, learning how to play drums and what he remembers
as “the world’s smallest trumpet” at the age of three. By the time he
reached six, this prodigy was playing trumpet and trombone in a jazz
band led by his older brother James, himself a trumpet player of local
renown. His subsequent rise through the ranks of New Orleans players is
now the tuff of legend, and his touring a recording history with Orleans
Avenue is already distinguished. Since the release of their
Grammy-nominated 2010 debut Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans
Avenue have performed on five continents. Last year’s For True, (Verve
Forecast) which features a host of special guests, offers substantive
proof of their growth, further refining the signature sound Andrews has