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
March 2009, Rosebud News
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 "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>>
Trombone Shorty Film Featured In The Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
A short film about Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) will be featured in The Beverly Hills Shorts Festival, taking place February 26 - March 1, 2009. The film was produced by FXS Productions and gives background from Trombone Shorty's unique upbringing in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans to collaborations with Lenny Kravitz, Green Day and U2 as well as accolades from legendary New Orleans figures, Allen Toussaint and Wynton Marsalis. It will screen as part of the Documentary Program on February 28 at 2:30pm at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.
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
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.
Rosebud Artists Honored With New Orleans Best of The Beat Nominations
Rosebud Artists are once again figuring prominently among those honored with nominations for Best of The Beat Awards presented by OffBeat magazine, recognizing the best of New Orleans music. Nominees are selected by the editors and writers of OffBeat and the public has the opportunity to vote for the winners. Vote here as the polls close January 22. The awards take place January 31 at the House of Blues in New Orleans.
Rosebud Artists nominated are Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue for Best R&B / Funk Band or Performer - a category they won last year. Trombone Shorty himself is nominated for his third Artist / Band of the Year award and for Best Trumpet player. Also nominated for Best R&B / Funk Band are Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, who have recently joined the Rosebud roster. Jon Cleary is also nominated for Best Piano / Keyboards player. Dr. John's City That Care Forgot, which features a guest performance by Trombone Shorty, is nominated for both Album of the Year and Best R&B / Funk Album. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band have been nominated for Best Brass Band, a category they have won a number of times in the past. Best Cajun Band or Performer nominees include 12-time winners BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Michael Doucet's solo CD, From Now On, is nominated for Best Cajun Album and Michael is also nominated for a Violin / Fiddle award.
Best of luck to all the nominees!
Grammy Update: Blind Boys of Alabama To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award, Allen Toussaint To Be Honored With Trustees Award, Trombone Shorty Featured On Grammy Nominated Dr. John Album
Four time Grammy Award winners the Blind Boys of Alabama will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. The Blind Boys are also nominated again this year for Best Traditional Gospel Album, for their latest CD, Down in New Orleans featuring fellow Rosebud Artist Allen Toussaint and regular touring partners The Preservation Hall Jazz Band among others.
Allen Toussaint himself will be honored at the Grammys with the Trustees Award. The Trustees Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity. With a career as a producer, songwriter, arranger, session pianist, and solo artist, Allen Toussaint has become a legend within the recording industry. As a founder of Sansu Enterprises and the Sea-Saint Recording Studio, he has worked with such notable artists as the Band, Paul Simon, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt and Patti LaBelle. His consistent hit songs and compositions have become one of music's most extensive catalogs, consistently mined for cover material and commercial use. In 1998, Toussaint was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Spring of 2009 will see the release of Allen's new CD on Nonesuch Records featuring guests including Nicholas Payton, Marc Ribot, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, and Don Byron.
Trombone Shorty is featured on the Grammy nominated Dr. John CD, City That Care Forgot, that is up for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be closing out the year with performances on December 30 and 31 at Sullivan Hall in New York City. Following that, Trombone Shorty will be joining Galactic on the Jamcruise and other Florida dates as a special guest. In February he and Orleans Avenue will tour the West coast with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Trombone Shorty Earns Best Male Performer Honors, Fats Domino Tribute Album Featuring Numerous Rosebud Artists Wins Best Album at Big Easy Music Awards
Trombone Shorty received top honors at the Big Easy Music Awards in New Orleans this week, earning the Best Male Performer Award. He was also featured on Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino which was named the Best Album of 2007. The all star hit compilation also featured Rosebud artists Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint And Trombone Shorty Featured in NBA All-Star Festivities
Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty will be featured participants in the nationally televised NBA All-Star game on TNT Sunday, February 17th. Trombone Shorty will perform during the player introductions along with Branford Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins and Rebirth Brass Band. Allen Toussaint will perform at half time as part of an all star lineup of keyboardists also featuring Harry Connick, Jr. and his band with Dr. John, Davell Crawford, Art Neville, Ivan Neville, Jonathan Batiste and Ellis Marsalis. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform throughout the television special on the preceding day which will include the 3-Point Challenge, Slam Dunk competition and skills challenge. The NBA All-Star Game begins at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific) at New Orleans Arena. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are all touring throughout 2008. - see tour dates >>
Holiday Concert Gift to New Orleans Matched With Honors For Trombone Shorty
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, along with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Shades of Praise Choir, headlined a free three-hour Christmas concert at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans for an over-capacity crowd of 1500+ people. Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu praised Trombone Shorty for his dedication to the community, and honored him with an award from the State of Louisiana. Senator Diana Bajoie of Louisiana awarded him with a state proclamation for his musical contributions, and Mayor Ray Nagin also attended the multi-cultural event, and presented Trombone Shorty with a proclamation from the City of New Orleans. City Council members were also in attendance, along with State Representative Juan LeFonte, who also awarded Trombone Shorty with a declaration from the State of Louisiana House. Politicians joined New Orleans families and churchgoers to hear this unique musical Christmas event organized by the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame featuring New Orleans's newest star, Trombone Shorty. And later in the week at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Lenny Kravitz sat in on drums with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The show was a benefit for the Daniel Price Memorial Fund which also included Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, and Rockin' Dopsie. Catch Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on tour throughout 2008 - see tour dates >>
Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples And More Rosebud Artists Recognized In Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll
Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette and Mavis Staples scored spots in the top 35 of Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" for LaVettes Scene Of The Crime and Staples We'll Never Turn Back. The annual poll combines ballots from 577 critics Top 10 lists to acknowledge the best albums of 2007. Additional Rosebud artists whose CDs were honored were Bill Frisell (for his work with Floratone and with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano) Loudon Wainwright III, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ruthie Foster, Pieta Brown, Ann Savoy and the late Muddy Waters. Compilations that featured Rosebud artists were Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars), Goin Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Allen Toussaint, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Marcia Ball) and Song Of America (The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bettye LaVette).
See the full list of albums at: Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" >>
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and BeauSoleil Honored at Offbeat Awards
Rosebud artists Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet were honored at Offbeat Magazine's 2007 Best of the Beat Awards in New Orleans on January 12th. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue took home the award for Best R&B/Funk Band or Performer. Trombone Shorty took home his second consecutive award for Band or Performer of the Year. BeauSoleil was once again awarded Best Cajun Band or Performer making this their record 12th win. Offbeat Magazine Awards celebrates Louisiana music and is determined by readers in an online poll.
In December 2006, Trombone Shorty made his acting debut on the NBC television series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Leading a group of New Orleans musicians, his outstanding musical performance of the holiday classic "O Holy Night" on the show drew an enthusiastic response from viewers. Click here to listen to the performance.
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Trombone Shorty Scoring Major Media & Best Performance Award - Billboard, USA Today, Good Morning America, MSN, Village Voice features
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenues profile continues to rise with a number of recent major media features in just the past few weeks. Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, gave USA Today a tour of his Treme neighborhood for a feature story on Katrina's anniversary, with an added feature on his favorite haunts in the city. Andrews also appeared recently on Good Morning America as well as on an MSN Music special on post-Katrina New Orleans. He also scored a major feature this past week in the Village Voice. And Billboard Magazine's review of Goin Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino notes Whole Lotta Loving, featuring Andrews with Lenny Kravitz, Rebirth Brass Band and others as one of the project's funkiest tracks and declares Andrews as "one of New Orleans fastest rising players." A recent show in Tampa, Florida won the award for Best Musical Performance of the Year in Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay awards. Speaking of which, the last weekend alone saw Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue sell out in New York City and follow that with unanimous raves after appearing before a wildly enthusiastic crowd of 800 students at Yale University. see tour dates >>
Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino featuring Allen Toussaint, Marcia Ball, Trombone Shorty and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band out September 25
Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino features Rosebud artists Allen Toussaint, Marcia Ball, Trombone Shorty and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. On this double-disc tribute, Allen Toussaint joins Paul McCartney on "I Want to Walk You Home and Marcia Ball pairs up with Irma Thomas for their own rendition of "I Just Can't Get New Orleans Off My Mind". Marcia also sings backing vocals with Dr John on Dont Leave Me This Way. Trombone Shorty also does double duty teaming up with the Rebirth Brass Band and Lenny Kravitz on "Whole Lotta Loving" and also joining with Ivan Nevilles Dumpstaphunk and B B King on Goin Home while The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is featured on "Every Night About This Time," along with Joss Stone and Buddy Guy. The album, set for a September 25 release, includes Domino hits such as "Blueberry Hill," "Im Walkin," and "Aint That a Shame. Other artists on the album include Willie Nelson, Elton John, Robert Plant, and Neil Young. Proceeds are to be donated to New Orleans Public Schools and fund the reconstruction of Dominos home, which was severely damaged from Hurricane Katrina.
Rosebud Signs Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Rosebud Agency is proud to welcome its latest signing, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. New Orleans native Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, a bandleader since age 6, has earned rave reviews both for his jazz artistry and as leader of a blazing funk/rock/hip-hop band. The 21-year-old musician dazzles on both trumpet and trombone, and Offbeat Magazine recently named him Performer of the Year as well as Best Contemporary Jazz Performer. The explosive Orleans Avenue band features Mike Ballard on bass, James Martin on tenor sax, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums and Charlie Smith on keyboards. Rolling Stone critic David Fricke called Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue a "thrilling" highlight of the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Look for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on tour throughout 2007 with more dates being added weekly - see tour dates >>.