Trombone Shorty (aka Troy Andrews) is determined to keep the music of New Orleans going for future generations. His Trombone Shorty Foundation and its Trombone Shorty Academy provide musically gifted high-school kids with a chance to study the rich music of that famed Louisiana city, which is the place where jazz (and funk and soul) music was born.
The foundation accepts donations all year round, but it is during the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that Shorty and his musical friends (and the students, too) really put on a show, one that helps support their efforts for the rest of the year. This year’s Shorty Fest will be held at the House of Blues in the French Quarter on May 1 to celebrate its seventh year of raising money for a great cause.
With Acura as a presenting sponsor, the event will have two stages full of talented musicians playing jazz, blues, funk, rock and soul – as well as a large silent auction and plenty of libations to keep the extremely happy crowd in the mood to dance the night away.
The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The stacked lineup will end with a performance by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. It will be the band’s only appearance during the second week of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival other than the closing slot on the festival’s main stage. If you are in town for Jazz Fest, don’t miss this amazing night of music. You’ll be blown away by the talent, have a great time and feel good knowing that your money spent will help New Orleans kids keep their musical heritage alive.
WHAT: Trombone Shorty Foundation Presents “Shorty Fest”
WHEN: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 8PM
WHERE: House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur Street
8-8:25- New Breed Brass Band
8:40-9:10- Tribal Gold- New Orleans suspects with Golden Comanche
9:25-9:50- Soul Rebels with Pedrito Martinez
10:05-10:30- Shorty Academy students
10:45- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8:55-9:20- Lil Glenn & Backatown
9:35-10 Erica Falls Band
10:15-10:40- Southern Avenue
followed by Rising Star Fife and Drum band second line to main stage
Live photos courtesy of Andy J. Gordon ©2019.