Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, has started a foundation dedicated to music education in New Orleans. Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue perform at the famous New Orleans jazz bar Tipitina's. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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Trombone Shorty at the NPR Music office.

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Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has been playing music since age 4. Kirk Edwards hide caption

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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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Newport Jazz Festival

Trombone Shorty: Newport Jazz 2011

WGBH Radio

Hear the jazz trombonist and singer embrace future-funk and rock backbeats in a set from Newport.

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Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews kicks things off at the "Which" stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Laura Fedele hide caption

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Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, released Backatown, his first major label album, just in time for the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Kirk Edwards hide caption

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