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Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (born January 2, 1986) is a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Troy Andrews is the younger brother of trumpeter and bandleader James Andrews . Growing up in New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood, “Trombone Shorty” was participating in brass band parades as a child, carrying his trombone even before his arms were long enough to reach all the positions of the slide. Andrews was a bandleader by the age of 6. Originally attracting attention for his youth, by his teens he was attracting attention for his musical virtuosity as well.

He attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). And as a graduate he joined the ranks of others like Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Irvin Mayfield and Nicholas Payton.

In 2005, he was a featured member of Lenny Kravitz’s horn section for a world tour that shared billing with acts such as Aerosmith.

Six weeks after the levees failed in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, some of the city’s greatest musicians came to Austin, Texas, to record a benefit CD called Sing Me Back Home at Wire Studios with producers Leo Sacks and Ray Bardani. With their lives in storm-tossed transition, the all-star collective was christened The New Orleans Social Club. Andrews was the featured guest on “Hey Troy, Your Mama’s Calling You,” a tribute to “Hey Leroy, Your Mama’s Calling You” which was a Latin-jazz-soul hit for the Jimmy Castor Bunch on Smash Records in 1966. Andrews also performed on “Where Y’At” as part of The Sixth Ward All-Star Brass Band Revue featuring Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers.

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  • anarchyO

    Brilliant. <3

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • boonglbrainz

    If you like Trombone Shorty check out MarchFourth Marching Band, they're amazing.

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Trombone Shorty is the ...... I love Louisiana Cajun and Jazz ..... Got that Voodoo rhythm, power, beat, and spice to it ..... Make a bee line for the exit sign because we got to get out of this place .... Have had much fun in those places that the exit sign is the brightest thing in the room .... And you best make a bee line - because the way you came in is no longer available ......

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Irienow3

    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at 2013 Bonnaroo Music Festival - new photos at Performance Impressions Concert Photography Archives - http://www.performanceimpressions.com/Trombone_Shorty_Orleans_Avenue_Bonnaroo_2013/content/index.html

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    угу, бриллиант. нужно больше альбомов!

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • whitesharkies

    JUST FUCKING BRILLIANCE

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • vinetow

    NEW MUSIC IS COMING : http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/07/18/song-premiere-trombone-shorty-fire-and-brimstone/2530385/

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    @anthonycons what the fuck, that's a shitty thing to say. Jazz was originally black music, yeah, but I think we're at the point where any race can play jazz and have it be legitimate. And since when does jazz need a revival? People have been studying jazz for like half a century.

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • anthonycons

    Love that jazz is being revived by the right ppl, well you all probably know the ppl im talking about :D if your still wondering who im refering to, well... not us "crackers"......

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Midgetto52

    "Then There Was You" not in the top tracks? Something is wrong here.

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • cjf001

    NYC - Terminal 5 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Sat, December 8, 2012 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Harrishun

    Watched Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue twice at the Caloundra Music Festival. First time I was sitting back and was taken aback, so on the Sunday I decided to jump into the crowd. They were probably the highlight of the festival, which is incredible considering it was a line-up with the John Butler Trio, Living End and The Cat Empire all head-lining. Bought For True straight after and got it signed too.

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Okend

    For those who i where not here yesterday at "Paris Jazz à la Villette", here is a little preview of the show :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT2Bjah2mi8

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Охуеннейший дядя.

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • barryvs

    Amazing talent.

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • notselrahc

    Very nice

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Midgetto52

    Also, I feel like anyone who appreciates a good horn riff could grow to love Streetlight Manifesto. Check out "Somewhere in the Between" then "Everything Goes Numb" then "Keasbey Nights."

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • Midgetto52

    Chr1st0phe, check out "Galactic," under Trombone Shorty's similar artists, for sure. They've got more of a full-jazz-band feel and have a bigger focus on hiphop, but it's amazing.

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • maaakso

    Отличная музыка!

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • Chr1st0phe

    Searchin' for other talented artists like Trombone Shorty! Anyone can help? Thanks ;)

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
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