Trombone Shorty

Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. A 2011 Grammy Award nominee, his virtuosity and high energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide. In 2014, Andrews was appointed as a 'Turnaround Artist' with President Obama's Turnaround Arts Initiative, a program that helps low-performing schools improve through intensive arts programs. He is also passing down his knowledge and keeping the New Orleans brass band tradition alive through his own Trombone Shorty Foundation. In November 2015 he made his feature film debut using his trombone to voice the iconic sound of the adult characters in the animated "The Peanuts Movie."