Trombone Shorty

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2/7/2011
Five artists under the radar at the Grammys
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Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, is up for contemporary jazz album with Backatown.

In 2010, the boom and flash of big pop hits dominated charts and airwaves, overshadowing scores of deserving artists, many of whom earned Grammy nominations despite little exposure. Here are five worthy nominees eclipsed by the hit parade. (The 53rd Grammys air Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/tape delay PT.)

TROMBONE SHORTY

Don't get Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews wrong: He loves his hometown of New Orleans and all it stands for. But shedding the label "regional act" in favor of international recognition is not a bad trade-off for a young musician with ambition.

"I think we left that behind," says Andrews, 25. "We saw a lot of growth in the past year."



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