Big Easy bone-blaster Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is returning to the Azalea City to help ease the locals through Lent with his trademark volley of wailing brass. Considering his youthfulness, Shorty is an iconic jazz musician for the modern times. His hybrid of NOLA jazz, hip-hop, rock and funk have forced evolution in a musical genre that is steeped in tradition.
Over the years, Mobile has witnessed his rise and his local performances have transformed many into zealous fans. Today, Shorty’s reputation has grown worldwide for getting the crowd on its feet from the first note.
The demand for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s versatile sound has kept the band busy. When the updated version of “The Odd Couple” premiered on CBS, many experienced Shorty’s version of the show’s classic theme song. April will be a very special month for the band. On Wednesday, April 15, Shorty’s story will be released in an autobiographical children’s book, “Trombone Shorty,” by Abrams Books. Illustrator Bryan Collier lent his colorful talents to Shorty’s own words.
On Thursday, April 30, Shorty will join a cavalcade of Crescent City talent at Shorty Fest 2015 back home in New Orelans. The philanthropic event will generate funds for the Trombone Shorty Foundation, a music education program.
92 ZEW Presents: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Date: Thursday, March 19, doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St.,
Tickets: $25 in advance/$28 day-of at Soul Kitchen, their website, Mellow Mushroom (WeMo/MiMo) or by calling 1-866-468-7630