Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

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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.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015
ISBN: 9781419714658
1419714651
Branch Call Number: J 788.9309 ANDREWS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Bill 1971-
Collier, Bryan

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Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews relates how he grew up in Tremé in New Orleans, American’s oldest black neighborhood, where he heard music everywhere. Young Troy admires his big brother’s trumpet playing and makes music without instruments with his friends. After finding a discarded trombone, the ... Read More »


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slhorenstein
Jan 21, 2018

Excellent book! I think elementary age children would thoroughly enjoy this biography of a young African-American musician growing up in New Orleans. It is an engaging story of a modern jazz musician whose music is easily accessible today.

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MrsSarahGrace
May 01, 2017

AR Reading Level- 4.2
Troy Andrews grew up in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans where money was sparse but music flowed in the streets. He picked up a discarded trombone when he was very little hoping to join in tune with the many musicians in his family. His brother saw him carrying an instrument larger than he was, and dubbed him Trombone Shorty. Trombone Shorty did join in whenever he could, including a Bo Diddley concert at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and he played so well that the famous musician brought him on stage. This colorful book shares the story of a Grammy nominated musician whose dream came true with a little practice and passion.

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KStramel
Feb 22, 2016

You can hear the music of New Orleans coming through the words of this book! It's so fun and the pictures will spark conversations between parent and child. This is a great, creative read aloud book.

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