Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Austin City Limits ©️KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue



Trombone Shorty by Jared Connor


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Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews creates hard-edged funk music that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Tonight, Trombone Shorty returns to the Austin City Limits stage for a thrilling performance with his new project, Trombone Shorty & orleans avenue — the Voodoo Threauxdown.

NPR hailed him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation,” and New York Magazine wrote that “Trombone Shorty takes in a century- plus worth of sounds — ragtime and jazz and gospel and soul and R&B and hip-hop — and attacks everything he plays with festive fervor.” His 2017 Blue Note Records debut Parking Lot Symphony contains multitudes of sound — from brass band blare and deep-groove funk to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger — and plenty of emotion all anchored by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, as Shorty says, “Music brings unity.” OffBeat wrote that “Parking Lot Symphony continues Trombone Shorty’s personal tradition of stunningly good musicianship, crowd pleasing good material and just plain good fun,” adding that “Andrews keeps the music close to his heart and his hometown.”

To celebrate that hometown’s 300th birthday, its rich cultural heritage, and the bright future of its music, Trombone Shorty, orleans avenue and handpicked special guests are touring the nation as Voodoo Threauxdown. “New Orleans is the best place in the world,” says Shorty. “With this show, my friends and I want to spotlight New Orleans, bring joy and fun and partying to the nation, because that’s what New Orleans creates. That’s what our music is about.”