"... intoxicating brew of R&B, rock, funk, hip-hop and jazz never fails to satisfy." - USA Today (4/4 stars)
Trombone Shorty's talent and intense work pace has been rewarded with a No. 1 album debut on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. Released September 13, 2011, 'For True,' also debuted at No. 72 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Shorty not only occupies the No.1 spot but his last CD 'Backatown' is currently No. 4 on the Contemporary Jazz chart after a full 74 weeks on the chart.
The high energy band kicked off their 'For True' album release week promotion with a jam packed hometown show at New Orleans' legendary Tipitina's on September 12. The show was webcast live with an onstage introduction by none other than New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and featured guests from the album joining the band onstage.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue were then off to New York City, where they played a special album release show to a packed sold out house. Just before the show, Troy sat in with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The next day, the band traveled to Boston to play two nights with Widespread Panic. After performing his own band's sets, Troy sat in with Widespread Panic for a few songs. Next stop was the Indy Jazz Fest in Indianapolis where the band closed the show following George Benson. Early the next morning, the band flew back to New York City to play directly preceding The Dave Matthews Band.
Immediately following their set, the band headed to the airport to catch a night flight to London where they taped the prestigious Later With Jools Holland TV show prior to a series of TV, Radio and live concerts in the UK, Germany, France and Spain before starting a full scale U.S. Tour in October.
For the full list of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue tour dates visit www.tromboneshorty.com.
"When the horns blow, it's all you need to know" - Rolling Stone, Will Hermes
"... the New Orleans native's intoxicating brew of R&B, rock, funk, hip-hop and jazz never fails to satisfy... They set a blistering pace on this guest-laden follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated Backatown" - USA Today, Steve Jones' 4-star review of For True
"... guest contributions from Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Ledisi and many others, but Shorty doesn't need any help to bring the house down" - The New Yorker
"Trombone Shorty has an electric live show, an eclectic sound and a new album packed with super star guests... brass band, funk, rock and even some gospel-drenched soul music all play a part - and in many ways, he is a genre unto himself" - Billboard, Phil Gallo
"Shorty has become a leading light for the revival of New Orleans' music post-Katrina... 'For True' confirms Trombone Shorty's reputation as a youthful flag-bearer for America's unrivaled musical wellspring" - Washington Post, Elizabeth Nelson