FOX PRESENTS: TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
Local singer-songwriter Ron Greene is the opening act
SPOKANE, WA—Fox Presents Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue, on August 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox for an evening of New Orleans-style jazz with forays into blues, rock, funk and hip hop music.
The musician, singer, producer, actor and philanthropist, whose real name is Troy Andrews, got the nickname Trombone Shorty when he began playing the trombone at the age of four. By age eight, he led his own band, playing in parades, halls and even bars!
He was born in New Orleans and grew up in the Treme neighborhood there. In addition to the trombone, Andrews plays trumpet, drums, tuba, keyboards, organ, and is a vocalist.
In Spokane, he’ll be playing selections from his latest album, Parking Lot Symphony, released by Blue Note Records in April 2017, which captures the spirit and essence of the “Big Easy.” Concertgoers will also hear songs from Andrew’s albums going back to his debut in 2002, Trombone Shorty’s Swingin’ Gate. Andrews, 31, is a creative young artist also known for his collaborations with other musicians in a wide variety of styles, from jazz, rock and funk, to pop, hip hop and electronic dance music (EDM).
Trombone Shorty has recently been touring the United States, Europe and Japan, and is making an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on August 7th.
Andrews wrote a children’s picture book about his life, Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier, “to inspire hope in kids who might be growing up under difficult circumstances, but who also have a dream, just like I did,” he said. Andrews established the Trombone Shorty Foundation to “preserve and perpetuate the unique musical culture of New Orleans by passing down its traditions to future generations of musicians.”
The opening act for Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue is Inland Northwest singer-songwriter and guitarist Ron Greene and his band, GRE3NE.
Trombone Shorty tickets may be purchased at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online (www.foxtheaterspokane.com) and at all TicketsWest outlets. Prices range from $40-$50.
For more information, contact Alison Highberger, Public Relations Manager, Spokane Symphony, (509) 464-7073 (office), or (509) 842-2943 (cell)