Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

The brash phenomenon of Trombone Shorty and his infectious, wildly eclectic, New Orleans-spawned "supafunkrock" (as it's been lately dubbed) rolls on with the recent release of For True. Arriving a year and a half after his major-label debut (Backatown) rocketed Shorty (a.k.a. Troy Andrews) to international acclaim, For True delivers another potent dose of his roiling blend of NOLA tradition (brass bands, funk, jazz) and broad contemporary influences, ignited by his trombone and trumpet work, propelled by his charismatic vocals and stage presence. Andrews has learned essential lessons on Crescent City street corners since the days he was dwarfed by his trombone, and that raucous spirit still informs his music. A slew of guests show up on For TrueJeff Beck, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Ledisi—but they're merely incidental to the bold, confident, transcendent, naturally funkalicious force that is Trombone Shorty. 18+.
Fri., Oct. 21, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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