Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue brought their special brand of Cajun funk to Center Stage Theatre Monday night as the 2011 Atlanta Jazz Festival wrapped up its 34th year. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews was born in New Orleans on January 2, 1986. The trombone and trumpet player and vocalist is the younger brother of trumpeter and bandleader James Andrews and the grandson of singer and songwriter Jessie Hill. In 2005, he was a featured member of Lenny Kravitz’s horn section for a world tour that shared billing with acts such as Aerosmith. Shorty’s 2010 major label debut, Backatown, hit Billboard Magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart at #1 and stayed there for nine consecutive weeks. He recently recorded several tracks with Eric Clapton.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. See the 14-photo online gallery. How did you like the concert? What were your favorite artists at this year’s Atlanta Jazz festival?