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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 TremÃ©. 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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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.
Music Featuring Trombone Shorty
Links On Trombone Shorty
- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Website of Shorty and The Band
- Trombone Shorty's Treme Sound
New Orleans native Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews talks about growing up in Treme, in a new generation of jazz.
- Trombone Shorty Bio
In 2010 alone, 24-year-old New Orleans singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist and all-around musical powerhouse Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has signed with Verve Forecast Records and performed on Good Morning America and ESPN's SportsCenter i
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