Co-founder | Trombone Shorty Foundation

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is a singular artist who puts his own spin on traditional American musical forms. Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a nine-piece, hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics, and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Growing up in a musical family in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Andrews got his name at age four when he first picked up a trombone much bigger than he was. By eight, he was leading his own band. Hailed as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation,” Andrews is now a Grammy Award nominee who has presented his high-energy live shows on six continents and has performed and collaborated with artists from a wide range of musical genres.

About the Trombone Shorty Foundation 
Founded by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews in 2012, the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s mission is to mentor the next generation of talented youth through music instruction and performance. Through the Foundation, teachers, tutors, and mentors support students in the pursuit of a well-rounded understanding of New Orleans’ musical traditions. The program gives students experience in music performance and business, and helps build the social and academic skills youth need to make noise in music and in life.

Learn more about the Trombone Shorty Foundation here.

Trombone Shorty’s performance includes current students and recent graduates of the Trombone Shorty Academy performing a New Orleans number that you would hear in a “second line” street parade, a tradition that dates back over 100 years and represents the roots of jazz and soul music. Performers: Revon Andrews, Idriemeka Mildred Bailey, Linden Andrews, Revell Andrews, Whitney Bre’Anna Winford, Eldridge Andrews Jr., Michael Brooks Jr., Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews.