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Trombone Shorty

Updated on September 5, 2013

Trombone Player Troy Andrews Of New Orleans

Troy Andrews AKA Trombone Shorty is a member of the well known musical Andrews family. The young man born in 1986 is from the historic Treme neighborhood of New Orleans also known as the sixth ward or more formally as Faubourg Tremé. His older brother is musician James Andrews and cousins are Glen David Andrews, Glen Joseph Andrews, Revert Andrews, Terrence Andrews and Derrick Tabb.

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Young Prodigy

Troy started playing the trumpet at three years old. At the tender age of four he performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to the amazement of many. He even went on a International tour with his adult brother when he was seven. He received his nick name from his young age and small size. He was playing the trombone before his arms were long enough to slide it fully. He is a well known trombone and trumpet player from a place well known for its brass bands and Sunday second lines through the neighborhood. During his teen years he attended and graduated from the well known New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Many other well famous New Orleans musicians are alumni of this program. With his band Orleans Avenue, he is following in the foot steps of his elders while blazing new trails of his own. Also, he has played himself on the cable television drama "Treme" which is about his community post the Katrina hurricane.

The young man has played with many notable artists besides his kinfolk including Lenny Kravitz, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Marc Broussard, Ivan Neville, Norah Jones and Irma Thomas.

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    • LadyJasmine LM profile image

      LadyJasmine LM 6 years ago

      Hot D* ! Will totally have to come see a show when I find my way home. Lensrolling this tom my page about Coco Robicheaux. :-)

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image

      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Very fascinating musician! I'm lensrolling this to my brass instrument page. Thanks! =D