TROMBONE SHORTY AND NEW ORLEANS MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU COLLABORATE ON "HORNS FOR SCHOOLS" PROJECT
HOMETOWN ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AND WEBCAST SET FOR 9/12 AT TIPITINA'S
CATCH TROMBONE SHORTY SITTING IN WITH THE ROOTS ON FALLON, 9/14
LISTEN TO THE NEW ALBUM 'FOR TRUE' (9/13, VERVE FORECAST) VIA FACEBOOK HERETroy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and New Orleans' Mayor Mitch Landrieu visited KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School this week, where they heard a performance by the school's brass band and spoke to students about the importance of an arts curriculum. They also participated in a big way with Mayor Landrieu showing his own chops on trumpet, joining Trombone Shorty and Big D and Dan Oestreicher of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on bass drum and baritone sax respectively. To see local news coverage of the event click here.
The visit was part of Andrews' "Horns For Schools," program, providing instruments to schools in need. He presented McDonogh 15's music program with specially designed, professional-musician level Trombone Shorty trumpets and trombones. The instruments were specially created to Andrews' specifications, and in the coming months more will be presented to schools throughout the City for young musicians to use to hone their musical talents. The initial school in the program is a very special one for Trombone Shorty as he went to school at McDonogh 15 from kindergarten until 7th grade.
The visit kicks off a busy season for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue who will perform a special album release show at NOLA's legendary Tipitina's Sept 12, in support of their new album FOR TRUE to be released the next day. The show will be available via HD Webcast live, beginning at 10pm Eastern exclusively on Liveset.com.
On September 14 Andrews travels to NYC to sit in with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and rushes from there to play a special intimate show at The Box. Additionally, an appearance with the Dave Matthews Band Caravan (postponed due to Hurricane Irene) is now rescheduled for Sept 18 in NY. The tireless Andrews then heads straight to the airport from the DMB show to catch a night flight to London where the band will tape an episode of Later with Jools Holland as a kick off to a whirlwind European promotional tour in support of the new CD.