Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Troy Andrews has been hailed as New Orleans’ brightest star in a generation. Having grown up in a musical family, Andrews came by his nickname, Trombone Shorty, when his parents encouraged him to play trombone at age four. By the time he was eight, he was leading his own band in parades, halls and even bars. He toured abroad with the Neville Brothers when he was still in his teens and joined Lenny Kravitz’ band fresh out of high school – the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. His latest album “Parking Lot Symphony,” captures the spirit and essence of The Big Easy while redefining its sound. “Parking Lot Symphony” contains multitudes of sounds – from brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger – combined with plenty of emotion, all anchored by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest times, says Andrews, “music brings unity.” Come out and see for yourself why Trombone Shorty earned the coveted closing spot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Be prepared to be blown away.
WVU Creative Arts Center
1 Fine Arts Drive, Morgantown, WV, USA