Mixing a blend of funk, hip hop and jazz he dubbed 'supafunkrock', Andrews and his band blur the lines of contemporary music, earning praise from fans, critics, and even some of the biggest names in music. Despite his age, Andrews has proven himself a force to be reckoned with. Although only in his early 20s, Andrews has made a name for himself by performing with acts like Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, and the Marsalis brothers. By 2009, Andrews had assembled a band. His new group, Orleans Avenue, mixes funk and hip-hop aesthetics with his traditional brass instrumentation. Excelling at trumpet and trombone, he brings his youthful energy and expertise to both.
Trombone Shorty's latest, Backatown, was released in April to enthusiastic reviews.Backatown is a mix of energetic influences, true to Shorty's reputation. Trombone Shorty goes from the easiest funk to hard fusion and then to smart hip-hop without a hitch. Perhaps the Rolling Stone review puts it best with "Backatown is both deeply rooted and culturally omnivorous."
Facebook: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Avenue
Recent Release: Backatown
Release Date: April 20, 2010
Label: Verve Forecast
Band Origin: New Orleans
Listen to a Full Performance - Archived from the 2010 NonCOMM