|Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave.|
|Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews|
Troy Andrews playing at Satchmo Summerfest, August 2007
|Birth name||Troy Michael Andrews|
|Born||January 2, 1986 (1986-01-02)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Genres||jazz, rock, funk, hip hop|
|Occupations||Trombonist, Trumpeter, Composer|
|Labels||Verve Forecast |
|Associated acts||Orleans Avenue|
Troy Andrews (born January 2, 1986), also known by the stage name Trombone Shorty is a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He has worked in jazz, funk and rap music. Andrews is the younger brother of trumpeter and bandleader James Andrews as well as the grandson of singer and songwriter Jessie Hill. Andrews began playing trombone at age six, and since 2009 has played in the band Orleans Avenue.
Andrews grew up in New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood and participated in brass band parades as a child. He was a bandleader by the age of six.
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. With their lives in transition, the collective became known as The New Orleans Social Club. Andrews was the featured guest on “Hey Troy, Your Mama’s Calling You,” a tribute to “Hey Leroy, Your Mama’s Calling You” which was a Latin-jazz-soul hit for the Jimmy Castor Bunch on Smash Records in 1966. 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.
In London, during the summer of 2006, Andrews began working with producer Bob Ezrin and U2 at Abbey Road Studios. This association led to Andrews performing with U2 and Green Day during the re-opening of the New Orleans Superdome for the NFL’s Monday Night Football pre-game show.
At the end of 2006, Andrews appeared on the NBC television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Leading a group of New Orleans musicians, he performed the holiday classic “O Holy Night“. NBC released the single for free download.
In early 2007, New Orleans’ music magazine Offbeat named Andrews their Performer of the Year. He also garnered honors as Best Contemporary Jazz Performer. Also in 2007, he accepted an invitation to contribute to Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino.
As of 2009[update], his current project is Orleans Avenue, a funk/pop/hip-hop mix including musicians Mike Ballard on bass, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax, Tim McFatter on tenor sax, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums, and Dwayne “Big D” Williams on percussion.
He appeared in four episodes of the 2010 HBO series Treme.
In 2010 Andrews released Backatown (Verve Forecast), which hit Billboard magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart at #1 and stayed there for nine consecutive weeks. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue toured across North America, Europe, Japan and Brazil, as well as supporting shows for Jeff Beck in the U.K. and Dave Matthews Band in the U.S. They performed on television shows including Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Bonaroo, and Austin City Limits. He also recorded on new and upcoming CDs from Galactic, Eric Clapton, and Lenny Kravitz and on the Academy Award nominated “Down In New Orleans” with Dr. John.
In September 2011, Andrews released the album For True as a follow up to his earlier album Backatown. Along with all the members of his band, Orleans Avenue, this record includes appearances by the Rebirth Brass Band, Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Stanton Moore, Kid Rock, Ben Ellman and Lenny Kravitz as a returning guest artist.
On January 8, 2012 Andrews performed the National Anthem before the start of the NFL playoff game between the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons.
 Studio albums
- It’s About Time, 2003 (as part of the Stooges Brass Band)
- Trombone Shorty’s Swingin’ Gate, Louisiana Red Hot Records, 2002 (by Troy Andrews)
- 12 & Shorty, Keep Swingin’ Records, 2004 (by James & Troy Andrews)
- The End of the Beginning, Treme Records, 2005 (by The Troy Andrews Quintet)
- Trombone Shorty Meets Lionel Ferbos (by Trombone Shorty & Lionel Ferbos)
- Orleans & Claiborne, Treme Records, 2005 (by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue)
- Backatown, Verve Forecast Records, 2010 (by Trombone Shorty)
- For True, Verve Forecast Records (released Sept 13, 2011) (UK chart peak: #160)
 Live albums
- Live at the 2004 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, MunckMix, 2004 (by Troy Andrews & Orleans Avenue)
- Live at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, MunckMix, 2006 (by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews)
- Live at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, MunckMix, 2007 (by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews)
- Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, MunckMix, 2008 (by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue)
He appears as a sideman on
- 2011 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) – Jeff Beck – Atlantic Records. Also Philadelphia Folk Festival
- 2010 – Cineramascope (also featuring Corey Henry) – Galactic. Also recorded live along with “Ooh Nah Nay” at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
- 2008 – Tufflove – Galactic
- 2007 – Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard)
- 2007 – Marsalis Music Honors Bob French – Bob French (Marsalis Music)
- 2007 – Oh, My NOLA – Harry Connick, Jr. (Sony/Columbia)
- 2006 – The Saints Are Coming – U2 and Green Day (Mercury Records). Track 2, “The Saints are Coming (Live from New Orleans)”
- 2006 – Hey Troy, Your Mama’s Calling You and Where Y’At by The New Orleans Social Club (Burgundy Records/Honey Darling Records)
- 2004 – The Same Pocket, Vol. 1 – The BlueBrass Project (Meantime Lounge Records)
- Make It Funky! (various artists of New Orleans) (2005, Sony Pictures Entertahttp://www.tromboneshorty.com/#!allinment)
- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip episode “The Christmas Show” (2006, Warner Bros. Entertainment)
- Trombone Shorty Documentary/ short film(2008 FXF productions)
- Treme series, HBO (2010–2011
- http://www.billboard.com/#/search/trombone shorty