Band: Trombone Shorty, The Record Company
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20, with doors at 6 p.m.
Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com
Tickets: $31.50-$36.50, available at Saenger Box Office and Ticketmaster
This twofold lineup promises to bring the hottest modern jazz, funk and blues to The Jewel on Joachim.
Los Angeles-based progressive blues trio The Record Company will open the evening. This group won thousands of fans with its single “Off the Ground,” and hasn’t disappointed its growing fanbase with its versatile blues rock. From the funky blues shuffle of “Rita Mae Young” to the Burnside-esque “On the Move,” The Record Company’s sound has more to do with growing the blues than simply keeping the genre alive.
A packed house will be welcoming Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue back to Mobile. Over the years, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews’ contemporary Big Easy brass sound has made him a favorite in the Azalea City and beyond. Shorty delivers an adrenalized hybrid of jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop to music-hungry audiences.
With a set guaranteed to keep the crowd moving, Shorty’s high-energy live shows are equally impressive. The crowd can expect to hear live cuts from his latest release, “Parking Lot Symphony,” in which Shorty and his band give listeners a heavy dose of classic soul with a ribbon of funk flowing through the track list.