Today, we check in on the New Orleans multi-instrumentalist and singer Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, who's returning to St. Louis next weekend to play on Saturday, August 8 at Ballpark Village.
Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue have been playing here once a year or so since 2008, turning up most recently last September as one of the headliners for LouFest in Forest Park. If you're not familiar with his back story, you can glean the essentials from the video showcase posted here before his November 2013 show at the Old Rock House.
Today, though, you can see some more recent clips of Trombone Shorty in action. Up top, there's a good portion of the set he played at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and after the jump, you'll find another full show, recorded in 2013 at the Olympia in Paris.
In the third video, Shorty and company are joined by a special guest, the late Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill, to perform "Go To The Mardi Gras" and "Let's Go Get 'Em" this past February in Delray Beach, FL. (Hill, who was just 28, died suddenly in May as the result of a tooth infection.)
That's followed by a version of "St. James Infirmary" from the 2014 Jazzaldia festival in Spain, and an excerpt from Shorty's set at the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, held in January in Anaheim.
Last but not least, you can check out an interview that Shorty did in 2014 with veteran TV journalist Dan Rather.
You can see the rest of today's videos after the jump...