“My trombone is my passport.” Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
The Trombone Shorty Foundation and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation have partnered to provide a music education experience for musically gifted New Orleans high school students at the Trombone Shorty Academy. Click HERE to read more!
Following the distinctive musical path of Trombone Shorty Foundation founder Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, the Trombone Shorty Academy educates the next generation of New Orleans musicians through a music performance curriculum created by Andrews and Foundation Executive Director Bill Taylor.
The Trombone Shorty Academy carries on the tradition of the immensely influential Fairview Baptist Church music program, founded by legendary New Orleans musician Danny Barker, that produced modern day New Orleans musical luminaries including Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Lucien Barbarin and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The Academy combines education in the region’s rich musical history with immersion in a performance ensemble under the guidance of accomplished and respected New Orleans musicians, all of whom started out playing in their schools’ marching bands… Erion Williams and Julian Gosin from the Soul Rebels, Jenard Andrews from the New Breed Brass Band, and Edward Lee, the leader of MainLine.
The Trombone Shorty Academy provides aspiring underserved high school musicians mentorship and experience in music performance, reading and writing while teaching New Orleans musical traditions like brass-band, traditional Jazz, Blues and gospel, Mardi Gras Indian funk, Hip-Hop, and Shorty’s own hybrid sound of “SupaFunkRock.”
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