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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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Academy Students performing LIVE!

We’re excited to share that we’ve create a space to highlight all our Trombone Shorty Foundation Academy students’ live performances! They work very hard throughout the year getting ready, and learn so much from our talented instructors. You can check out our new webpage to stay informed on where their next performance will be. Come […]

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Trip to Cuba makes national headlines

The Trombone Shorty Foundation and Cuba Educational Travel partnered to present “Getting Funky in Havana,” a five-day cultural exchange trip with Academy students sponsored by the Gia Maione Prima Foundation this past January. New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty, Tank and the Bangas, The Soul Rebels, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Anders Osbornejoined forces with Cuba’s musical tour-de-force, Cimafunk, to create an absolutely incredible […]

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Shorty Foundation and Rodrigue Foundation partner on Songwriting Contest

Trombone Shorty, Jon Batiste, PJ Morton and more celebrity songwriters and artists will judge Songwriting Contest! The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA), in partnership with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, will host the inaugural Scholarship Songwriting Competition, in which GRFA will reward three winners a shared stipend of $10,000 in college scholarships, the opportunity to […]

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Cimafunk plays Tipitina’s, Academy students open the show

When Erik “Cimafunk” Rodriguez, the Bruno Mars of Cuba, headlined a sold-out show at Tipitina’s in April, local musicians introduced him to the greater New Orleans music community. As Rodriguez and his namesake Afro-Cuban funk band return to Tipitina’s on Thursday, he’s also gearing up to return the favor. In January, Rodriguez will host a […]

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Trombone Shorty Foundation Academy students going to Cuba!

New Orleans groups Soul Rebels and Tank and the Bangas are set to join Cuba’s Cimafunk for ‘Getting Funky in Havana’ Concerts! “Cultural travel and music have been important drivers of bringing people and nations together, at good times and bad,” Collin Laverty, president of Cuba Educational and one of the producers of Getting Funky in […]

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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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