Trombone Shorty is Not Short on Sound

Troy Andrews was born to be a star. Hailing from the Treme neighborhood, the man who would come to be known as Trombone Shorty grew up surrounded by music. His family members are well-known musicians, and he was entranced by the second-line brass bands that would parade through his neighborhood. At the tender age of four, he took the stage next to rock ‘n’ roller Bo Diddley at Jazz Fest, and he was the leader of his own band before he turned 10. Trombone Shorty’s legacy is already known the world over, and it’s only set to grow stronger with each passing year.

NOJO Wows At The Big Beat Gala

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra seems to be celebrating a rebirth just shy of its 20th anniversary. After a couple of major hurricanes, a global pandemic, and more, NOJO has withstood several adversities only to come out stronger than ever. As NOJO is able to perform in front of live audiences again, they performed select works of the late, great Allen Toussaint for the Big Beat Gala at their home on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.