Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are returning to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8 at Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave downtown.
The New Orleans-based trombonist, trumpeter and singer (pictured) and his band last played here in St. Louis in August 2014 at LouFest in Forest Park. His most recent album, Say This To Say That, was released back in 2013 on Verve Records.
Having already crossed over to the rock/pop audience, Shorty (real name: Troy Andrews) now seems to be turning into something of a multimedia phenomenon. In April, he and illustrator Bryan Collins put out a children's book, Trombone Shorty, described as "an autobiography about how Shorty followed his dream of becoming a musician despite the odds." In addition, his remake of Neal Hefti's classic theme song was used this spring in CBS' reboot of the sitcom The Odd Couple.
Tickets for Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at Ballpark Village are $11 for general admission, with a "VIP Upgrade" available for an additional $25, and are on sale now via ticketfly.com.
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