Trombone Shorty, a beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews, was raised in one of the most musical families in New Orlean’s famous neighborhood of Tremé. Andrews got his name when he picked up his instrument at four ("My parents pushed me toward trombone because they didn't need another trumpet player," he laughs). By eight, he led his own band in parades, halls and even bars: "They'd have to lock the door so the police couldn't come in." Promoters would try to hand money to his older cousins, but they'd kindly redirect them to the boy. In his teens, Andrews played shows abroad with the Neville Brothers. Fresh out of high school, he joined Lenny Kravitz' band.
Andrews' previous projects include 2010's Grammy-nominated “Backatown,” his sophomore effort, “For True,” which spent 12 weeks atop Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart. His latest two albums include “Say That To Say This” and “Parking Lot Symphony.”
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