"Shorty possesses the rarest combination of talent, technical capability and down
home soul. I’m his biggest fan." - Wynton Marsalis
In 2010 alone, 24-year-old New Orleans singer/songwriter/multiinstrumentalist and all-around musical powerhouse Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has signed with Verve Forecast Records and performed on Good Morning America and ESPN's SportsCenter in the run-up to the Super Bowl. He has seen recordings he contributed to earn a Grammy® award (Buckwheat Zydeco's “Lay Your Burden Down”) and an Oscar® nomination (Dr. John's "Down In New Orleans" from the hit Disney film The Princess and the Frog). He has taped two appearances - as himself - for the upcoming HBO series Treme from The Wire creator David Simon, and played with his band Orleans Avenue as honored guests on Saints owner Tom Benson's float in a victorious post-Super Bowl Mardi Gras parade.
He's just getting started.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue last stopped at The Shedd opening for the famed Dirty Dozen Brass Band...and tore down the house. He return in support of his explosive new CD, Backatown (Verve, April 20). This is a good day.