Jazz sensation Trombone Shorty, the beloved New Orleans bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower, is coming to heat up the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 25.
Over the years, Shorty has gained international acclaim for his trombone and trumpet virtuosity, his songwriting, and his ability to blend traditional New Orleans styles with rock, funk, soul, and hip-hop.
Born Troy Andrews in 1986, he grew up in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. He got his nickname when he picked up his very first instrument—the trombone—at the age of four. By the time he was 8, he led his own band in parades, halls and even bars. The bars would have to lock the door so the police wouldn’t come in.
In his teens, Shorty played in shows abroad with the Neville Brothers. After graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school, he became a featured member of the horn section in Lenny Kravitz’s world tour.
At the age of 20, he performed with U2 and Green Day in the Superdome to mark the New Orleans Saints’ return home after Hurricane Katrina. He has since played everywhere from the White House for President Barack Obama to Eastern Europe where he joined the Rolling Stones as their special guest for their last stop of their European No Filter tour.
Shorty’s most recent album, Parking Lot Symphony, released by the American jazz record label Blue Note Records, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart.
Don’t miss an opportunity to see this high-energy performer live. Tickets for all events are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at www.chumashcasino.com.