Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews to Perform at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans
For Immediate Release
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is an author, philanthropist, and a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who leads the band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He has performed and shared the stage with countless musicians, including U2, Lenny Kravitz, Eric Clapton, and Madonna. He performed at the White House event “Red, White & Blues” and recently made a cameo on the longest-running American sitcom, The Simpsons. His performance will take place when the Opening General Session begins, Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:00pm at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Andrews is the author of Trombone Shorty ̶ winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award and the Caldecott Honor Award. His latest picture book is another unforgettable love letter to his hometown of New Orleans. The 5 O’Clock Band illustrated by Coretta Scott King Book Award and Caldecott Honor winner Bryan Collier, is about a young musician who benefits from NOLA-bred wisdom as he hits the streets of New Orleans to find answers and inspiration.
Andrews is the recipient of the prestigious Heinz Award in recognition of his community service with the Trombone Shorty Foundation ̶ committed to preserving the musical heritage of New Orleans while providing music education and mentorship to underserved young musicians.
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