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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at The Space at Westbury

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with special guests The Pimps of Joytime The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY June 12, 2015 The new, young ambassador of the jny: New Orleans sound stormed the stage at Westbury, NY's The Space on Friday, June 12. Troy “Trombone Shorty" Andrews is a member of one of New Orleans' most royal musical families. His grandfather was Jessie Hill, the R&B and blues artist most famous for ...

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2014 Voodoo Music and Arts Experience: The Local Heroes & The Up-And-Coming Stars of Tomorrow

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2014 Voodoo Music and Arts Experience New Orleans, LA October 31 -November 2, 2014 In 1974, after seeing a performance at the Harvard Square Theater, Jon Landau once wrote, “I saw rock and roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time." What a bold, prophetic and accurate statement. Now, forty ...

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Trombone Shorty: Say That to Say This

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For his third Verve album, Troy Andrews, a/k/a Trombone Shorty, and his band Orleans Avenue go back to school--more precisely, back to the slippery yet organic “old school" sound of R&B, soul and funk, thanks to contributions from composer, instrumentalist and co-producer Raphael Saadiq, formerly of the soul vocal group Tony!Toni!Toné! How does Shorty describe his new album? “Really funky, like James Brown mixed with The Meters and Neville Brothers, with what I do on top; and we have a ...

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue: Denver, CO, December 29, 2012

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans AvenueOgden TheaterDenver, CODecember 29, 2012“Supafunkrock." That's the word singer/trombonist/trumpeter Trombone Shorty coined to describe the music he and his band Orleans Avenue play. The term captures only part of the ingredients the band mixes into its musical mélange. Besides funk and rock, the band adds generous helpings of soul, blues, hip-hop and jazz. Mostly, however, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue sets out to create one big party. And it's no wonder; ...

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans AvenueKeswick TheatreGlenside, PAJune 2, 2012In his introduction at the Keswick Theatre in the Philadelphia suburbs, Philadelphia Folk Festival director Michael Cloeren stated, “Musicians like this come along once in a generation." By the end of the concert, no one at the packed theater could argue with this bold statement, as Troy “Trombone Shorty" Andrews astounded those in attendance with his multiple talents. At twenty-six years old it would seem unlikely that ...


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