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Troy Andrews

Demo Day 2023

Founder and Instructor | Trombone Shorty Foundation

Headshot of Troy Andrews

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is a singular artist who puts his own spin on traditional American musical forms. Troy is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a nine-piece, hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics, and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Growing up in a musical family in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Troy got his nickname at age 4 when he first picked up a trombone much bigger than he was. By 8, he was leading his own band. Hailed as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation,” Troy is a GRAMMY® Award winner who has presented his high-energy live shows on six continents and  performed and collaborated with artists from a wide range of musical genres.

About The Trombone Shorty Foundation

The Trombone Shorty Foundation (TSF) inspires the next generation of talented yet underserved musicians through music education, instruction, mentorship, and performance. By honoring the New Orleans tradition of “playing it forward” from the earliest jazz legends onward, the foundation seeks to preserve and perpetuate the musical heritage of a city where music is essential to culture. Experienced professional teachers, tutors, and mentors support each student in the pursuit of a well-rounded understanding of New Orleans’ musical traditions; experience in music performance, reading, writing, and business; and the social and academic skills they need to make noise wherever they go—in music and in life.