Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Part of the Festival at Sandpoint series. Take a musical trip to New Orleans with this jazz, funk sensation. A featured performer on this year’s Grammy Awards show as well as a recent featured performer on countless late night television shows and the HBO series Tremé, Troy Andrews is a trombone and trumpet player who grew up in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans and was a bandleader playing in clubs and touring by the age of six, hence his stage name, “Trombone Shorty.” A prodigy from a musical family, Shorty attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and, while still a teen, went on a world tour as a member of Lenny Kravitz’ acclaimed horn section. As of 2009, his current project is Orleans Avenue, a funk/pop/hip-hop mix including musicians Mike Ballard on bass, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax, Tim McFatter on tenor sax, Pete Murano on guitar and Joey Peebles on drums. Special guests Galactic, a collaborative quintet with a unique format, high musicianship and a nearly telepathic connection, will get the good times rolling, whisking the audience around the neighborhoods of New Orleans to feel the Mardi Gras moment in all its variety and flavors. Hurricane specials in colorful glasses will be featured in The Festival Bar & Lakeside Lounge. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: This is a DANCE SHOW! The Festival venue will be configured differently for this evening to allow for an increased dancing/standing area in front of the stage. There will still be adequate sections for blankets, low chairs, high chairs and reserved patron and sponsor seating, as well as seated availability in the grandstands.