Trombone Shorty

Primary Instrument: Trombone

Born: January 2, 1986    

Since the release of their Grammy®-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their latest album, For True, offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has dubbed “Supafunkrock.” “There was excitement from everywhere,” says Andrews (now 27) of the experience on the road and how it fed into the creation of For True. “We did over 200 shows in the last year and a half, and every night we allowed the music to take us over. Musically and creatively, we wanted to shoot for some different things.”...
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*2011 GRAMMY Nominee for BACKATOWN - Best Contemporary Jazz Album /// *BACKATOWN was ranked in the top 5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart for a year and a half, including 10 weeks at #1 /// *2012 DownBeat Readers Poll - Winner - Best Trombone Player category and FOR TRUE ranked in the Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2012 /// *2012 DownBeat Readers Poll - Winner - Best Trombone Player category and FOR TRUE ranked in the Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2012 /// *2012 DownBeat Critics Poll - Scored high with rankings in 7 categories including Jazz Album of the Year for FOR TRUE, Best Trombone Player, Rising Star Jazz Artist, Rising Star Trombone, Beyond Artist or Group and Beyond Album for FOR TRUE /// *Honored at Tulane University's commencement ceremony on May 19, 2012 with The President's Medal /// *Most awarded artist in OffBeat magazine's 2012 Best of The Beat Awards with SIX WINS. For the 2nd year in a row Trombone Shorty won the awards for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (FOR TRUE), Best R&B/Funk Artist, Best R&B/Funk Album, Best Trombonist in addition to a 1st time award for Best Music Video /// *Topped Australia's Rhythms Magazine Reader's Poll 2012 for Jazz Album of the Year - International for FOR TRUE, and Winner of the Gig of the Year - International for his performance at Australia's Byron Bay Bluesfest
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For True

Verve Music Group (2011)

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When the horns blow, it's all you need to know. - Rolling Stone, Will Hermes

They set a blistering pace on this guest-laden follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated Backatown. - USA Today, Steve Jones' 4-star review of For True

brass band, funk, rock and even some gospel-drenched soul music.. in many ways, he is a genre unto himself. - Billboard

hailed as New Orleans' brightest new star in a generation. - NPR, Talk of the Nation

...the Jimi Hendrix of the trombone. - Rhythms (Australia), Brian Wise of the best entertainers out there, period. He's an incredible horn player...

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