"Trombone Shorty" By Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music.
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner
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Listen to his music in class before or after group read-aloud....ask the kids to dance and jump to release energy!
Visit the musician's website here!
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