Rare indeed is the artist with the virtuosity to draw the unqualified respect of some of the most iconic legends in jazz and the ability to deliver a high-energy funk rock show capable of mesmerizing international rock stars. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is one such artist - and there is no one else like him.
Trombone Shorty is equally adept on trombone and trumpet and is a man to be reckoned with on both. A product of New Orleans' culturally rich Treme neighborhood, Trombone Shorty was a bandleader by the age of six.
While navigating New Orleans with his band in tow, he was also absorbing lessons from his older brother James, a dynamic musical performer known as "Satchmo of the Ghetto." By the time Trombone Shorty was twelve, he had a Ph.D. in the ways of the streets, which you can still hear in his music. ...more on Biography >>
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Featured On PollStar Magazine Cover
Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) & Orleans Avenue are featured on the cover of this week's PollStar magazine (11/2/09 issue). In the article, Troy talks about his exciting live performances and about growing into his role as bandleader after touring with his brother and with Lenny Kravitz. Also highlighted is his current involvement with Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu in reaching out to youth through music. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are in the studio working on their first full length release for national distribution with Ben Ellman of Galactic producing. Catch them live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>
Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty and The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band To Perform At G20 Summit Reception
Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty along with The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (with Wilson Savoy sitting in for Marc Savoy) are being featured among the Global Ambassadors of Louisiana Music & Culture who will be performing for leaders from around the globe at a VIP reception during the G20 Summit. Celebrating a new chapter in America’s leadership on climate change, guests include G20 delegates and diplomats, Obama administration officials and CEOs of environmental, labor and youth organizations. The event is hosted by the U.S. Climate Action Network and Teresa Heinz and Senator John Kerry are Honorary Hosts. It will take place at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA on September 23, 2009. President Barack Obama is also scheduled to appear at the event. Both Allen & Trombone Shorty are currently touring. Keep an eye out for upcoming Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band Tour Dates>> Allen Toussaint Tour Dates>> Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Tour Dates>>
NPR Features Allen Toussaint (American Routes) and Trombone Shorty (World Café)
Allen Toussaint will be featured on the American Routes radio show Wednesday, August 26, 2009. To commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, he will be sharing his thoughts on the recovery of New Orleans and his critically acclaimed new album, The Bright Mississippi. To find the show on
Bill Frisell Honored As Guitarist Of The Year & Other Rosebud Artists Score In Downbeat's 57th Annual Critics Poll
Other Rosebud Artists also scored top ten rankings in the poll including Marcia Ball in the category of Blues Artist - Rising Star, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews for Trombone - Rising Star, and Bettye LaVette as one of the top Blues Artists.
Congratulations to all!
Rosebud Artists Everywhere At New Orleans Jazz Fest
Rosebud Artists could be found performing in a wide variety of formats during the 40th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 24 - May 3).
As the New York Times questioned, "Does Trombone Shorty sleep during Jazzfest? Or does he just do another gig hourly?" The ubiquitous performer jumped from his 10 scheduled bookings with his band, Orleans Avenue, to spontaneous jams with the Neville Brothers, The Dirty Dozen, cousin Glenn David Andrews and many more at various stages at the festival and clubs all around town..... read full story >>
Rosebud Artists Honored With 2009 Big Easy Music Awards Nominations
Trombone Shorty, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and BeauSoleil are all being recognized for their achievements at the 2009 Big Easy Music Awards in New Orleans on April 19, 2009. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's influential history is being acknowledged by awarding them the Music Heritage Award. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are nominated for Best Funk Band and Trombone Shorty himself is nominated for Best Male Performer, a category he won last year. Trombone Shorty also makes a guest appearance on Best Album of 2008 finalist - City That Care Forgot by Dr. John & the Lower 911. BeauSoleil is nominated for Best Cajun Band, a category that they have dominated in the past with 10 previous wins. Best of luck to all the nominees!
Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty Featured On New Orleans Jazzfest Posters
Trombone Shorty is, by about two decades, the youngest artist ever to be featured on the festival poster - quite an honor and an acknowledgement of his already impressive accomplishments and outstanding talent.Allen Toussaint, fresh from an appearance on the 2009 Grammys telecast and recipient of the 2009 Grammy Trustees Award will release, The Bright Mississippi, his first solo album in more than a decade on April 21, 2009. The Fest takes place over the last weekend in April and first weekend in May, 2009.
Past editions of the prestigious Jazzfest poster have featured Louis Armstrong, Professor Longhair, Wynton Marsalis, Mahalia Jackson, Harry Connick, Jr. and the inventor of New Orleans Jazz, Buddy Bolden. Opening day of each year's Festival sees throngs of collectors sprinting for the poster tent and the poster usually selling out before the Festival's end.
For a history of the Jazzfest poster phenomena, please see:
Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty will be performing at Jazzfest and around New Orleans during the festival, as well as touring the country and overseas throughout the year, please see tour dates:
Trombone Shorty Wins Best Documentary At Beverly Hills Short Festival, Guest Appearance On New Buckwheat Zydeco CD
A short film about Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) just won the award for Best Documentary at the 2009 Beverly Hills Shorts Festival. The film was produced by FXF Productions and focuses on his everyday life and on getting a first-hand look at the post Katrina devastation in New Orleans. According to one of the film makers, Eric Alan Donaldson, "The hardest part of capturing the true brilliance of who he is in a short, is deciding what to cut." You can view "Trombone Shorty" in QuickTime or on YouTube.
Trombone Shorty also makes a guest appearance on the soon to be released Buckwheat Zydeco CD, Lay Your Burden Down available May 5 on Alligator Records. See Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue live on tour, please see tour dates>>
Grammy Congratulations! Allen Toussaint, The Blind Boys of Alabama, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marcia Ball, Bill Frisell, Trombone Shorty, and James Burton
Grammy Congratulations to Allen Toussaint who was awarded the Grammy Trustees Award, performed on the live TV broadcast and was the featured public interviewee Thursday for the Grammys Legends series! Allen's song "Fortune Teller" is also featured on the Robert Plant / Allison Krauss Raising Sand CD - the big winner at the Grammys this year. The Blind Boys of Alabama were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award and also won their 5th Grammy for their Down In New Orleans CD. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet were also Grammy winners for their Live CD from the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band joined Allen Toussaint and Lil Wayne on the Grammy telecast. Also nominated for Grammys were Marcia Ball, Bill Frisell and Michael Doucet for his solo CD. Trombone Shorty was featured on Dr. John's Grammy winning City That Care Forgot and James Burton, who performs in Jim Lauderdale's Dream Payers band, shared the Grammy for Best Country Instrumental for Cluster Pluck. In addition, the Grammys Louisiana luncheon featured appearances and performances from The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint and Michael Doucet. Congratulations All!
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Win Big At New Orleans' 2008 Best of the Beat Awards
February 2009, Rosebud News
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet won their record 13th Best Cajun Band or Performer award at New Orleans' Best of the Beat Awards. Michael Doucet himself was also honored with the award for Best Cajun Album for his solo CD, From Now On,, as well as winning the award for Best Violin/Fiddle. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue won Best R&B/Funk Band or Performer for the second year in a row. Trombone Shorty himself picked up an award for Best Trumpet and is a featured guest on Dr. John's City That Care Forgot album which won for Album of the Year and Best R&B/Funk Album. Congratulations to all the winners!
The 2008 Best of the Beat Award Winners were announced Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the House of Blues in New Orleans. The awards recognize the best in New Orleans music. Nominees are selected by the editors and writers of OffBeat magazine and the public votes for the winners.