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2010 and 2011 were breakout years for Trombone Shorty, but his story has been building for over two decades. New Orleans has watched his rise, from playing trumpet and trombone in a jazz band led by his older brother James when he was six, to his breakthrough in 2005 at age 19, when he toured the world as a member of Lenny Kravitz's band. "Shorty's a genius," says Kravitz, "he plays his ass off and he's a beautiful human being." The next year in 2006, Troy and other New Orleans stars performed together with U2 and Green Day, collaborating as one band, during the Louisiana Superdome's post-Hurricane Katrina re-opening spectacular. Soon after, Troy's Christmas 2006 acting debut on NBC's series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (leading a group of New Orleans musicians in a performance of the holiday classic "O Holy Night") drew such an enthusiastic response from viewers that NBC released the single for free download on NBC.com. Taking a break from the road in 2008, he performed at the NBA All-Star Game with Harry Connick Jr., Kermit Ruffins and Branford Marsalis. It’s been a whirlwind ever since, as Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have taken their patented Supafunkrock show to all corners of the globe, scoring raves everywhere – with much more to come.
Playing FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY!