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This is the first trombone player featured at TDMB. It's nice that he is a next step in the proud tradition of New Orleans horn players. Indeed, he seems to play trumpet -- which of course is the heart of that tradition -- as much as the bones.
Here is the beginning of his Wikipedia entry:
Troy Andrews (born January 2, 1986), also known by the stage name Trombone Shorty is a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He has worked in jazz, funk and rap music. Andrews is the younger brother of trumpeter and bandleader James Andrews as well as the grandson of singer and songwriter Jessie Hill. Andrews began playing trombone at age six, and since 2009 has toured with his own band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. (Continue Reading...)NPR did an interview with Trombone (I guess that his operative first name). CBS did a nice segment on him as well.