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Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty Foundation Kids Perform At Brooklyn Bowl

As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. And so it is with the inaugural Trombone Shorty Foundation’s New York City odyssey. We arrived home […]

Guest Blog: Shorty Academy Kids Visit Brooklyn And Broadway

Having now developed a near mastery of the NYC subway system, Team Shorty navigated the once confusing metro system with ease and aplomb, arriving at Industry City in Brooklyn with […]

Guest Blog: Shorty Academy Kids Rock Central Park & Hit Lincoln Center

What a day! After getting a solid night’s rest, Team Shorty made the most of our Friday in New York City. Despite the cold early morning rain and some minor […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty Academy Kids Take New York City!

Friends of New Orleans music and culture! I’m writing this from Mid-City, as the Trombone Shorty Foundation prepares to take our show on the road and embark on our inaugural […]

Jazz Fest First-Timers Take Note

One of our readers, “Coach,” wrote us with his Jazz Fest guide for first-timers. Here it is. If you’ve got additions or other ideas that Coach may have missed, let […]

Trombone Shorty’s National Anthem

Yesterday, Trombone Shorty and his Orleans Avenue band members Tim McFatter and Dan Oestreicher performed the National Anthem for the Atlanta Falcons-New York Giants playoff game. Here’s the video: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abToOZzaG1A[/youtube] […]

Hangout Day 3: Everybody Wants to See Paul Simon

It amazed me what a small space the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama was held in. The two main stages faced other across a stretch of beach that […]

Treme: The Ways Down

[Spoiler Alert] “On Your Way Down” was a fair title for this episode, but you sort of wish Alice Cooper was from New Orleans because “Welcome to My Nightmare” would […]

Jazz Fest Day 7: Gospel House and a Swarm of Bees

People had too much fun Saturday night or they had little excitement for Sunday’s lineup because the day’s crowd took it’s time appearing. To the day: – The Playing for […]

Jazz Fest Day 6: People Everywhere and Shaky Wardrobe Decisions

[UPDATED] I’ve wondered for much of this Jazz Fest if the crowds are simply smaller or if they’ve been evenly distributed around the stages. Yesterday, a ton of people were […]