Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Andrews hails from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans’ 6th Ward, getting his nickname at 4 years old when he was observed by his older brother James marching in a street parade wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high.
Not long afterward, Andrews formed his own band with some other musically inclined kids from Tremé who were focused on learning and carrying on the New Orleans tradition. Since the release of their Grammy-nominated 2010 debut album, “Backatown,” Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their latest album, “For True,” refines the signature sound Andrews has dubbed “Supafunkrock.”