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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

June 29, 2012 · 7:30 PM
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Trombone Shorty
Trombone Shorty

Listen and buy music from Trombone Shorty.



Listen and buy music from Dayna Kurtz.


With THE BROOKLYN STEPPERS / DAYNA KURTZ

Troy “TROMBONE SHORTY” Andrews, "New Orleans' brightest new star in a generation," (SF Chronicle) and his untouchable band whip up "a near-deafening, funk-charged blast of percussion, brass, reeds and guitar distortion” (Washington Post) that unites the Crescent City’s past and future. Andrews hails from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans’ 6th Ward, and he got his nickname at four years old when his older brother James saw him marching in a street parade wielding a trombone twice as long as the kid was high. Andrews started early, learning how to play drums and what he remembers as “the world’s smallest trumpet” at the age of three. By the time he reached six, this prodigy was playing trumpet and trombone in a jazz band led by his older brother James, himself a trumpet player of local renown. His subsequent rise through the ranks of New Orleans players is now the tuff of legend, and his touring a recording history with Orleans Avenue is already distinguished. Since the release of their Grammy-nominated 2010 debut Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have performed on five continents. Last year’s For True, (Verve Forecast) which features a host of special guests, offers substantive proof of their growth, further refining the signature sound Andrews has dubbed Supafunkrock.

The soulful local favorite DAYNA KURTZ, who released two albums simultaneously this spring, gets things started, and THE BROOKLYN STEPPERS MARCHING BAND swings by for an explosive drum line interlude.

 

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Free/$3 (suggested)

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CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

All Performances Rain or Shine. In the event of dangerous weather we will be communicating updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Doors open one hour prior to performance unless otherwise noted.

Location
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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