Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7:30 PM
New Orleans native Troy Andrews, also known as Trombone Shorty, will bring a complex mix of jazz, hip hop, and heritage music to the Cheyenne Civic Center Stage this January. Best known as a brass player, skilled in both his moniker trombone, trumpet, and tuba (with a little guitar thrown in), Shorty got his name when he picked up his instrument at age four (“My parents pushed me toward trombone because they didn’t need another trumpet player,” he laughs). In his teens, Andrews played shows abroad with the Neville Brothers. Fresh out of high school (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) he joined Lenny Kravitz’ band—and this talented musician is now on his way to Cheyenne, WY with his band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, for a multi-state tour to promote his newest album.
Parking Lot Symphony, his ninth album, contains a broad range of sounds—as one can only imagine from an album that opens with a dirge. It blends brass band blare and deep-groove funk with bluesy beauty and hip-hop swagger… only something that four years of hard work could intertwine. Andrews released his last album, Say That to This, in 2013.
Andrews has played with a number of international names in the music scene, including Bo Diddley, Lenny Kravitz, Charles Neville (of The Neville Brothers), U2, Mystikal, Green Day, Queen Latifah, Little Big Town, and Usher to name a few. He has appeared on Conan, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits, and has performed twice for President Obama at the While House.