Trombone Shorty

Mountain Democrat

Trombone Shorty brings Big Easy to Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY — On Aug. 5 New Orleans icon and ambassador Trombone Shorty brings some Big Easy flavor to The Marisa Funk Theater at The Center For the Arts, 314 West Main St. in Grass Valley. His live shows are known for their raw power and exhilarating energy, and he will be showcasing tracks from his latest album, the critically-acclaimed “Lifted.” Recorded at his own Buckjump Studio, “Lifted” sees Shorty and his bandmates crash through funk, soul and psychedelic rock with transcendent performances, set to bold songwriting that explores grit and determination in hard times.

Trombone Shorty, Chick Corea & Nduduzo Makhathini

We start the 757th Episode of Neon Jazz with South African Blue Note Artist Nduduzo Makhathini with material off his new album In the Spirit of NTU. We continue with another South African jazz force, Dollar Brand, or better known as Abdullah Ibrahim. From there, we get into a New Orleans frame of mind with the Kansas City-based Back Alley Brass Band and new songs from Trombone Shorty. That leads us into a host of new songs from Take2, Jesse Palter and David Billingsley. In between, we hear classics from Chick Corea and Cliff Jackson. Finally, we finish things up with Bob Finley leading the orchestra.
Paste Magazine

Trombone Shorty and The New, New Orleans Funk

History can lift you up or weigh you down. It can be a mountain to stand on or a sack of stones upon your back. This is especially true in a town where musical history is as rich and omnipresent as it is in New Orleans. Trombone Shorty, for example, grew up as Troy Andrews in the city’s Treme neighborhood. His uncle Jessie Hill had a top-40 pop hit in 1960 with “Ooh Poo Pah Doo,” and Troy’s brother James, older by 17 years, was a well-established trumpeter known as the “Satchmo of the Ghetto.” Family friends included Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and various Nevilles.

Concert Recap and Photos: Trombone Shorty and friends bring good vibes to Bold Point Park

A mid-afternoon thunderstorm ushered in a high-energy evening of New Orleans-influenced rock and soul Friday night June 17 at Bold Point Park in East Providence, RI. Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown was an impressive display featuring several N’Orleans bands. Newport Jazz Festival alum Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue headlined the night that included fellow Louisiana bands Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr. with Dumpstaphunk and The Soul Rebels.