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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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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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