Sunday, September 2
Gates 6 pm, Show 7 pm
Growing up in New Orleans, Trombone Shorty was participating in brass band parades as a child, carrying his trombone even before his arms were long enough to reach all the positions on the slide. He was a bandleader by the age of six, and by his teens he was attracting attention for his musical virtuosity. 2010 was a breakout year for Trombone Shorty, with the release of his major label debut Backatown, which hit Billboard Magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart at #1 and stayed there for nine consecutive weeks. The band stirs together old-school New Orleans jazz, funk, and soul, laced with hard-rock power chords and hip-hop beats, and they’ve added some tangy new ingredients on their 2011 album For True, as they keep pushing the envelope, exploring new musical territory.