A Little Taste of the Big Easy


Anyone who has ever spent any time in New Orleans always tells me the same thing: if you ever get the chance to see Trombone Shorty in concert, do not pass it up. Well, Brooklynites, it looks like that opportunity has arrived—the widely acclaimed horn player, whose real name is Troy Andrews, will be taking the stage at the Prospect Park Bandshell with his band Orleans Avenue for a free show this Friday night. Andrews, a trombone and trumpet player who grew up in the Treme neighborhood and was a bandleader by age 6, is an institution at Jazzfest, and has performed all over the world and appeared on shows like Letterman, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and HBO’s Treme. Danya Kurtz and The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band open what is sure to be an awesome show, so get there early and get a good seat for what the Washington Post has called “a near-deafening, funk-charged blast of percussion, brass, reeds and guitar distortion.”–K.H.

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