A Great Double Bill at Terminal 5

November 9th, 2011

Troy Andrews is a trombone player from way back. He graduated from the same New Orleans high school music program as Branford and Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. Having grown up in a musical family in NOLA’s Treme neighborhood, Andrews, despite only being 25, has already been playing the trombone for 20 years. Getting his start at such a young age earned him the name Trombone Shorty. But it’s Andrews’ talent, not his age (or his height), that’s the reason Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (above, playing “Do to Me” on Later … with Jools Holland) have toured the world, playing an exhilarating combination of funk, hip-hop, jazz and rock. The band plays Terminal 5 on Friday. But make sure you arrive in time to see the opener, another New Orleans brass-rock outfit, Bonerama (below, doing “The Ocean”), that specializes in New Orleans music and quality classic-rock covers.