Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will get to hang with his old New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) classmate, Jon Batiste, when he heads to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Monday, August 7. That’s when Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will perform as the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Batiste, who co-founded Orleans Avenue with Andrews during the pair’s NOCCA days, has been serving as bandleader for The Late Show since the program’s launch in 2015. He’s done a pretty good job of representing New Orleans—and his alma mater—over the past two years, so it’ll be fun to see what he has in store when his old friend drops by the office.
Interestingly enough, tonight’s episode of The Late Show will also have a greater New Orleans connection than usual. Crescent City native and former NOCCA student Anthony Mackie will make an appearance to promote his new film Detroit. New Orleans residents Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire will also perform on tonight’s episode with their band Arcade Fire, who recently released their new album Everything Now (the LP was primarily recorded in New Orleans as well).