Trombone Shorty: Newport Jazz 2011 Hear the jazz trombonist and singer embrace future-funk and rock backbeats in a set from Newport.

Trombone Shorty performs with Orleans Avenue on the Quad Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Trombone Shorty performs with Orleans Avenue on the Quad Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

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In New Orleans, jazz is a building block, a musical foundation. Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, fully embraces the future-funk and grimy rock backbeats which bring crowds to their feet. But at his core, he's also a phenomenal jazz trombonist and singer from the Tremé neighborhood. Stardom awaits with the upcoming release of For True; here, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue preview their headlining Newport Jazz Festival set with this more intimate Quad Stage show.

Personnel
  • Trombone Shorty, trombone/trumpet/voice
  • Tim McFatter, tenor saxophone
  • Dan Oestreicher, baritone saxophone
  • Peter Murano, guitar
  • Michael Ballard, bass
  • Robert Peebles, drums
  • Dwayne Williams, percussion
SETLIST
  • Slippery Lips
  • Suburbia
  • Orleans & Claiborne
  • On Your Way Down
  • Hurricane Season
  • Backatown
  • Blackbird Special
  • On the Sunnyside of the Street
  • I Got the Feeling
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