Trombone Shorty has been honored with 6 Best of The Beat Awards, presented by OffBeat magazine. For the second year in a row, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue were awarded Artist of the Year (their 4th overall), Album of the Year (For True), Best R&B/Funk Artist (also their 4th overall), Best R&B/Funk Album, Best Trombonist for Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and a first time award for Best Music Video for "Do To Me."
The Best of the Beat Awards were held Friday, January 27. This made for a major day for Troy, who earlier in the day collaborated with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to donate specially designed Trombone Shorty trumpets and trombones at Warren Easton High School as part of Troy's ongoing Horns For Schools project.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue recently added dates with Trombone Shorty mentor, Lenny Kravitz (Feb. 7 in Minneapolis) and with Zac Brown Band on March 10, 11 and 23. Please see the full Press Release below:
TROMBONE SHORTY TAKES HOME ARTIST OF THE YEAR, ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND FOUR MORE OFFBEAT AWARDS, ADDS DATES WITH LENNY KRAVITZ AND ZAC BROWN BAND
NOLA MAYOR LANDRIEU AGAIN COLLABORATES ON "HORNS FOR SCHOOLS" PROJECT
Offbeat Magazine's annual "Best of the Beat" Awards honored Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with six top awards: Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for 'For True,' Best R&B/Funk Artist and Album, Best Trombonist for Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, and Best Music Video for For True single "Do To Me." This is Trombone Shorty's first win for Best Music Video, but the second year in a row winning in each of the other categories, and he's now won Artist of the Year and Best R&B/Funk Artist 4 times each.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will continue to relentlessly tour in 2012 with the new album For True (Verve Forecast) having just tallied an 11th week atop Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. This past weekend the band left for two shows in Japan, which will be immediately followed by their debut in Ecuador, and later in February, their first shows in Moscow along with additional tour dates in France, the U.K. and Spain. The band recently added upcoming U.S. tour dates with Lenny Kravitz in Minneapolis on Feb. 7 as well as shows with the Zac Brown Band March 10, 11 and 23.
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews appeared with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu this past Friday to donate specially designed Trombone Shorty trumpets and trombones to students at Andrews' Alma Mater, New Orleans' Warren Easton High School, as part of Andrews' ongoing "Horns for Schools" project. Andrews performed for the students, joined by the Mayor on trumpet. Trombone Shorty also brought along some friends and family to join in including Jeffery Hills on tuba, Stafford Agee (Rebirth Brass Band) on trombone, Travis Hill on trumpet, his brother Buster Andrews on snare drum and Terrance Andrews on bass drum.
Go here for a full tour schedule: http://www.tromboneshorty.com/events/default.aspx