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Songwriting Contest Announced for 2024!

The Trombone Shorty Foundation is partnering for another year with again with George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts on their 2024 Art and Songwriting Contest! For both the art and songwriting competition, they’ve asked students to explore the theme through an original work of art or song. Students may use the images and contest description […]

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Songwriting Masterclass for Students with Anders Osborne

September 15, 2023 (NEW ORLEANS, La.) – The Trombone Shorty Foundation, in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, is excited to announce a “Songwriting Masterclass for Beginners” Series with Anders Osborne! These two FREE songwriting workshops will be held from 6pm-8:30pm on Monday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 4 at the Jazz […]

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Musicians in New Orleans and Cuba explore their shared heritage and similar sounds

HAVANA — It’s a bit chaotic in the band room of the Guillermo Tomas music school, on the outskirts of Havana, where scores of young players tune up their instruments, ready to learn some new music. Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, the busy New Orleans musician, is sitting on the front row to take in the […]

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Trombone Shorty Academy returns to CUBA

[New Orleans artists]Trombone Shorty and Galactic will take an “expedition” to Havana, Cuba in January, bringing along young New Orleans musicians as part of an educational partnership with Cuba Educational Travel and the Trombone Shorty Foundation. Hosted by Cuban funk band Cimafunk, the New Orleans travelers will join Cuban music students and local artists to create a musical experience […]

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2022 Songwriting Contest Winners Announced!

The winners for the 2022 Songwriting Contest in partnership with the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts have been announced! The theme this year was “Louisiana’s Culinary Heritage.” Congrats to Kaleb Summers from NOCCA in 1st place, Jayda Martin at Edna Karr in 2nd, and Emma Navarro at NOCCA in 3rd. These high school students […]

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Shorty Fest Presented by Acura 2022 Announced

The Trombone Shorty Foundation, in partnership with the Tipit Foundation and Gia Maione Prima Foundation, announced that Shorty Fest 2022 Presented by Acura will take place on Monday, May 2, at Tipitina’s. Headlined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, this year’s musical lineup features performances by Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass […]

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2021 Songwriting Contest Announced

We’re excited to partner again with George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts on the 2021 Scholarship Art and Songwriting Contest! The theme for the contest is “ALONE TOGETHER: Art in the Time of Pandemic.” Open to all Louisiana high school juniors and seniors, 10 young visual artists and three songwriters will be awarded $25,000 in […]

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Angela Bassett Reads “Trombone Shorty” Children’s Book

Golden Globe-winning and Oscar®-nominated actress Angela Bassett brings to life Troy Andrews’ award-winning book Trombone Shorty, in a new read-aloud for Storyline Online®, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emmy-nominated children’s literacy program. Written by Troy Andrews, and illustrated by Bryan Collier, Troy’s story in picture-book form won both a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award. Available for […]

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Songwriting Contest Winners Announced

We partnered with George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts on an Inaugural scholarship songwriting competition, and 16 celebrity judges chose the finalists. A total of $55,000 in college scholarships were awarded to 18 high school students across Louisiana. CONGRATS to the Visual Arts Contest and Songwriting Contest Winners!  The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) announced […]

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“504LIFE” Livestream with Trombone Shorty & more

On Monday, May 4 from 5:04pm-10:08pm CST, artists will come together to broadcast part 2 of a live stream telethon event featuring performing artists who love and support New Orleans! 504LIFE — which will “celebrate New Orleans’ resilience and raise funds to purchase PPE for the city’s doctors, nurses, and first responders” — will feature […]

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