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Academy Students go to Los Angeles, California!

Students from the Trombone Shorty Academy traveled to Los Angeles in April for an amazing immersive musical experience. They performed at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Presqu’ile Winery, and at the Acura/ Honda national headquarters in Torrance, CA. They also visited William Morris endeavor entertainment and performed in a special collaboration with the […]

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Shorty Fest 2019 Pics & Highlights

Shorty Fest Presented by Acura last month was a rousing success! We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to our sponsors Acura, the New Orleans Advocate, Southern Comfort, and Sazerac. Seeing our Trombone Shorty Foundation Academy students was truly a special experience, and we’re so proud of how hard they’ve worked! The crowd also […]

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Trombone Shorty Teaches Jenna and Hoda how to play trombone on Today Show

Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager are hosting the fourth hour from New Orleans to celebrate the Big Easy turning 300! Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, who’s shared his signature NOLA sound from arenas around the country, stops by with the Trombone Shorty Academy to show the ladies a thing or two about […]

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Shorty Foundation receives grant from Aspen Institute and Hilton Foundation

NEW ORLEANS — October, 2018 — The Trombone Shorty Foundation is proud to announce that they are the recipients of a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in partnership with the Aspen Institute.  This “Pathways to Careers” Fund seeks to create, accelerate, and expand innovative career pathways to improve job placement and retention for opportunity […]

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True Grits: Brunch & the Future of New Orleans Music

It starts with good food, great drinks, and a community of people who love jazz  – enough to leave guests satisfied, sure, but this is New Orleans, and there’s always more. If Shorty Fest is where the Trombone Shorty Foundation goes to get loud, the next morning’s Jazz Brunch is where we go to celebrate the […]

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6th Annual Shorty Fest Is Why Music Education Matters

Just one night a year during the Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Trombone Shorty Foundation puts our mission to “play it forward” into action with a must-experience festival featuring some of the biggest bands in NOLA at the legendary House of Blues New Orleans. On May 3rd, there was no shortage of the signature sound […]

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Guest Blog: Shorty Academy Kids Rock Central Park and Hit Lincoln Center

What a day! After getting a solid night’s rest, Team Shorty made the most of our Friday in New York City. Despite the cold early morning rain and some minor subway confusion, we arrived at Sony Music’s headquarters at 25 Madison Avenue and were greeted by Anthony Sylvester, our dear friend and director of the […]

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How Trombone Shorty is training the next generation of musicians in his hometown

Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, grew up with music all around him in New Orleans, first playing on the streets at age 4. Now with a Grammy, an international following and a new album, Andrews also devotes himself to the role of music educator in his hometown. Jeffrey Brown reports. Read the full […]

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How Acura Fuels New Orleans Music

As a long-time patron of New Orleans music and culture, Acura will present the 2018 Shorty Fest as our marquee sponsor. Trombone Shorty Foundation is lucky and immensely proud to have partner who celebrates, values and makes it possible for our city’s unique cultural and musical traditions to continue for the next generation. Plus, if […]

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Shorty Fest 2018: The Hottest Ticket At Jazz Fest

Music is the beating heart of the Big Easy, pumping joy, creativity, and community through the city. To keep it going for the next generation, there’s Shorty Fest, the critical annual fundraiser for Trombone Shorty Foundation. The celebration will light up two stages at the legendary House of Blues on Thursday May, 3rd 2018 starting […]

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