Update [4/16]: Kermit Ruffins and Mystikal have been added to the party!
On April 25th, New Orleans staple Trombone Shorty will host a hometown threauxdown at the Saenger Theater in downtown NOLA following the second day of this year’s Jazz Fest. He’ll welcome NOLA legends Ivan Neville and Allen Toussaint for his first time headlining the historic venue.
Troy Andrews aka Trombone Shorty is no stranger to New Orleans. Born and bred in the Treme neighborhood, Shorty was a bandleader at age 6! Now, at age 29, the young NOLA icon has already performed at the Grammys, started his own foundation and performed at the White House. There’s no slowing this guy down. Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue bring a unique fusion of funk, hip-hop, rock and jazz to the table along with enormous talent and spunky energy.
While Trombone Shorty shows are always memorable, throwing such esteemed talent as Ivan Neville and Allen Toussaint into the mix is sure to make this a truly special Jazz Fest experience. Ivan comes from a long lineage of New Orleans icons as the son of Aaron Neville and serves as the frontman for funk outfit Dumpstaphunk. His style is upbeat and funky, laced with hip-hop vibes, with traditional Nawlins roots. Toussaint is widely known as not just a cornerstone of New Orleans music but of American music in general, with a huge influence on R&B music and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The New Breed Brass Band hails from Shorty’s own Treme neighborhood to bring a fresh young vibe to the stage. More special guests are promised to be announced at a later date!
The show kicks off at 9:30 PM and tickets cost $60-80. Get them here.
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