Trombone Shorty at the Ogden Theatre, 12/28/12 (photos, review) - Reverb

Trombone Shorty at the Ogden Theatre, 12/28/12 (photos, review)

If ever a band could stand accused of blowing the roof off a building it would be the Big Easy stylings of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

The crowd’s shear anticipation and electricity of the band taking stage was so great on Friday night at the Ogden Theatre that you could have held a horn in the air and it just might have played itself. Thankfully the show started on time and that didn’t have to happen.

The multi instrumentalist Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews’s style of music blends rock n’ roll, funk and jazz into a perfect gumbo of sound that is distinctly New Orleans. Like a proud king wielding his scepters he takes the stage with a brass trombone in his left hand and a trumpet in the right.

With songs like “Hurricane Season,” “Something Beautiful,” ” The Craziest Thing” and the audience call and response tune, “Do To Me,” Trombone Shorty gives the fans what they came for. A dance party fit for a New Orleans second line parade with Andrews leading the way.

But the party stayed indoors as the temperature was well below zero outside on Colfax.

Evan Semón is a Denver freelance writer and photographer and regular contributor to Reverb. See more of his work.