Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews)

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American Trombonist • Born 1986 • Jazz

Fast Facts

  • First played Trombone at age three 
  • Born in the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Focuses on Jazz, but has performed many other genres
  • Proficient on Trumpet, Trombone, Keyboard, and Vocals 
  • At age four, he performed with Bo Diddley
  • Plays in a band called Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Leads the Trombone Shorty Foundation, supporting music education in New Orleans
  • Has also authored children’s books