Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Friday, May 17, 2013 – Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Seniors (62+): $16
Children (0-18): $10
BU Student (limit 2): $10
BU Employee (limit 2): $10
Graduating BU Seniors are eligible to receive one free ticket.
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Trombone Shorty's music intertwines the sounds of New Orleans with jazz, brass band, and funk. Their latest album, "For True," further refines the signature sound Andrews has dubbed "supafunkrock." For the third year in a row, the musicians were awarded Artist of the Year, Best R&B/Funk Artist, and Best Trombonist in Offbeat Magazine's Best of the Beat Awards.
The New Orleans-based jazz fusion band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue includes Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews on trombone, trumpet and vocals, Mike Ballard on bass, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax and Tim McFatter on tenor sax.
Andrews hails from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans' 6th Ward, getting his nickname at the age of 4 when his older brother James saw him marching in a street parade wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high.
Joel Selvin of The San Francisco Chronicle has hailed him as "New Orleans' brightest new star in a generation."
Since the release of "Backatown," their Grammy-nominated 2010 debut album, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue have toured nonstop in North America, the U.K., Brazil, Japan, Europe and Australia.
Recently, Trombone Shorty and Mike Ballard were featured performers at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball in honor of President Barack Obama on Jan. 20, the night before the presidential swearing-in ceremony. Trombone Shorty also performed at six Super Bowl XLVII related events in New Orleans. That same weekend, the CBS Evening News covered a story on Trombone Shorty Foundation's current partnership with Tulane to teach underserved youth in New Orleans.
Trombone Shorty has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, joined Dave Matthews Band on NFL Kickoff, and has a recurring role on the hit HBO series Tremé. Along with appearing on Beck's Les Paul tribute, he's been a featured guest musician on the latest releases from Eric Clapton, Zac Brown Band, Rod Stewart and Lenny Kravitz.