AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
Liz Vice will be supporting Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Saturday. For more information about Liz Vice, visit www.lizvice.com/
New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Together, Trombone Shorty and his band have toured the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil.
Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, and toured internationally for the first time at age 12. He spent his teens playing with brass bands throughout New Orleans before joining Lenny Kravitz’ horn section on a worldwide tour. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy-nominated Backatown, followed by For True in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine’s contemporary jazz chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, Say That to This, was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans.
Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s Treme, and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At this year’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.
“New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation.” NPR
“Dizzying talent.” The Washington Post
“…Trombone Shorty is one of the best entertainers out there, period. He’s an incredible horn player.” – Zac Brown, Billboard (July 2012)