New Orleans funk, jazz, and brass group Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be returning to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. They’ll be performing in support of the new album “Parking Lot Symphony”, the Blue Note Records debut by the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower.
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans) is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edge funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. He got his name at the age of four when he picked up his instrument. By the age of eight, he led his own band in parades, hall and even bars. “Trombone Shorty” played shows abroad with the Neville brothers in his teens and joined Lenny Kravitz’s band fresh out of high school.
In 2011, “Backatown” was nominated for a GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. He was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Class of 2016 for Music along with Selena Gomez, the Weekend, and Jon Batiste. His illustrated autobiography for young readers, “Trombone Shorty”, was named a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. And, Andrews made his feature film debut in 2015 using his trombone to voice the iconic sound of the adult characters in the animated box office smash The Peanuts Movie.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.