ISBN 978-1-4197-1465-8. But that’s not unusual for a man raised in one of the Tremé’s most musical families. Troy Andrews was born in New Orleans and grew up in the Tremé neighborhood. 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.
Explore Trombone Shorty's biography, personal life, family and real age. Trombone Shorty’s new album opens with a dirge, but if you think the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews came here to mourn, you got it all wrong. He has worked with some of the biggest names in rock, pop, jazz, funk, and hip hop. Six weeks after the levees failed in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, some of the city's greatest musicians came to Austin, Texas, to record a benefit CD called Sing Me Back Home at Wire Studios with producers Leo Sacks and Ray Bardani. He thrilled the graduates and visitors by playing the trombone and singing “When the Saints Go Marching In” along with Dr. Michael White’s Original Liberty Jazz Band at the ceremony. On February 21, 2012, Andrews performed at The White House as part of the Black History Month celebration, In Performance at the White House: Red, White & Blues, which premiered on PBS on February 27, 2012. Andrews also performed on "Where Y'At" as part of The Sixth Ward All-Star Brass Band Revue featuring Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers. He has worked with some of the biggest names in rock, pop, jazz, funk, and hip hop. When Andrews came back with a full band, the songs came to life. 1,” named after one of the city’s most famous voodoo queens—shows off our host’s roots before Parking Lot Symphony branches out wildly, wonderfully, funkily across 12 diverse cuts. Also in May 2014, Andrews recorded with Mark Ronson for his album Uptown Special which reached Number 5 on the US Billboard 200. NBC released the single as a free download. To wrap up 2006, Andrews appeared on the NBC television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The show features GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor Harry Connick, Jr. and his filmmaker daughter, Georgia Connick, as they take a road trip in an RV to thank and celebrate essential workers who risk their own lives on a daily basis to keep us … “There’s a lot of hope turning to doubt,” he coos. He also recorded on new and upcoming CDs from Galactic, Eric Clapton, and Lenny Kravitz and on the Academy Award nominated song “Down In New Orleans” with Dr. John. He participated in brass band parades as a child, becoming a bandleader by the age of six. After interviewing Andrews for the show, Dave invited Shorty to sit in with the Foo Fighters during their unannounced performance that night at Preservation Hall. Adding to that legacy, his Blue Note Records debut Parking Lot Symphony finds Andrews teamed with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Seefried (Andra Day, Fitz and the Tantrums) and an unexpected array of cowriters and players including members of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Meters, Better Than Ezra, and Dumpstaphunk. The story there is almost too good. The breezy title track, which Andrews wrote with Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros), is as much about walking the Tremé, being uplifted by the music that seems to seep from every surface, as it is about moving on from a broken heart. Meanwhile, the instrumental “Tripped Out Slim” (the nickname of a family friend who recently passed) bends echoes of the Pink Panther theme into something fit for James Brown to strut to.
He attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) along with fellow musician Jon Batiste.
He documented numerous albums along with his Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue music group, including … Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue toured across Australia, North America, Europe, Japan and Brazil, as well as supported shows for Jeff Beck in the U.K. and Dave Matthews Band in the U.S.
“I had everything in a circle: tuba, trombone, trumpet, keyboard, Fender Rhodes, Wurly, B3 organ, guitar, bass, drums—and me buried in the middle.” He recorded an album’s worth of ideas and then, well, walked away for a year. He also garnered honors as Best Contemporary Jazz Performer. 1,” named after one of the city’s most famous voodoo queens—shows off our host’s roots […] Originally attracting attention for his youth, by his teens he was attracting attention for his musical virtuosity as well.
“It’s a life record,” he says, “about prevailing no matter what type of roadblock is in front of you.” That message is clearest on “Dirty Water,” where over an easy groove, Andrews adopts a soft falsetto to address just about anyone going through it—personal, political, whatever. Trombone Shorty’s new album opens with a dirge, but if you think the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews came here to mourn, you got it all wrong. “I had two weeks at home so I went to the studio and set up the ‘playground,'” he recalls. King, Jeff Beck, Keb’ Mo’, Mick Jagger, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks and more.