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New Orleans Music - A Way of Life


Our Mission

The mission of the Trombone Shorty Foundation is to perpetuate the musical heritage of New Orleans through music education, instruction, mentorship and performance to prepare young, underserved musicians for success in music and in life.

The Foundation established The Trombone Shorty Music Academy in 2013 and added a new program, The Fredman Music Business Institute, in 2014. The programs offer quality music performance and music business education to motivated high school students by nurturing their talent and allowing them to prepare for a career in music.


The programs provide:

  • Experienced, professional teachers, tutors and mentors
  • Relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere that inspires and motivates
  • A comprehensive understanding of New Orleans’ musical traditions
  • Experience in music performance, reading and writing
  • Instruction on the business side of the music industry

Supporting the Trombone Shorty Foundation:

  • Preserves and perpetuates New Orleans’ unique musical culture
  • Provides students a way to express themselves and to pursue their passion
  • Offers under-served youth positive social interaction
  • Enhances students’ brainpower and academic performance

“When you look at people like Louis Armstrong, he was the new thing of his time. He took from whatever came before and created something new.” Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities

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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