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“To be able to spread my musical experience throughout the world, that’s a blessing.” Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews

Bill Taylor, Executive Director

Bill Taylor and Trombone Shorty

D.L. Hughley, Bill Taylor, and Troy Andrews on the set of “Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.

Bill Taylor first met Troy Andrews 15 years ago when he became Troy’s middle school academic tutor, and they have remained close and worked on many projects together through the years. Troy served as the first student teacher for an after-school program offered by the Tipitina’s Foundation, which Bill directed, during which members of his band Orleans Avenue began practicing together. Bill also produced Troy’s first performance on a major record label with horn legends Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis and Rebirth Brass Band on the Lenny Kravitz track “Whole Lotta Lovin” for the post-Katrina recovery benefit album, “Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino.” Bill and Troy traveled to Hollywood together for an appearance on the Aaron Sorkin-produced show “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” which featured Troy leading an all-star New Orleans band on the memorable Christmas song “Oh Holy Night.”  Most recently they collaborated on a manuscript for a children’s book based on Troy’s life as a young musician growing up in New Orleans, which is being released by a major publisher in the near future. With a proven track record of success working together, they now look to the future as they prepare to pass on the musical legacy of New Orleans to the next generation of aspiring musicians.

Board of Directors

  • Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
  • Martha Murphy
  • Steve Price
  • Joseph Childress

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Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and friends will celebrate the launch of the Trombone Shorty Foundation and the Trombone Shorty Academy, a partnership with Tulane University’s New Orleans Center for the South, on Thurs., May 2 at Generations Hall in New Orleans. Special entertainment includes performances by founding students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, Trombone Shorty and special guests. To find out about event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bill Taylor, the foundation’s executive director, by completing the form below or calling

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