Live review: Trombone Shorty @ the Bluebird TheaterBy Evan Semon | February 16th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?
If so, Treme brass man Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue, brought it back home to you last night.
The NOLA kid brought his street corner jazz to the Bluebird Theater for a rare sold-out Tuesday night show.
Troy Michael Andrews (his real name) commands his band with ease and precision. In delving into his neo-jazz hip-hop, he provided fans with an energy that kept the candle lit on both ends for the entire show. The
crowd seemed to come more alive when he stuck to the standards, and understandably so.
Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis has said Andrews will will carry the torch for New Orleans jazz for years to come.
Evan Semón is a Denver freelance writer and photographer and regular contributor to Reverb. See more of his work.