Trombone Shorty & Los Amigos Invisibles
February 24, 2011
When Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews hosted the sail-away party on Jam Cruise 8, many would have never predicted just how far his career would sail over the coming 12 months. 2010 was a busy and breakout year for the jazz prodigy. He released Backatown, his debut major label release to rave reviews. Rolling Stone enthusiastically stated that "Backatown is both deeply rooted and culturally omnivorous." It was immediately received by consumers as well, landing at number one on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart where it remained for over two months.
His travels paired him with the likes of Jeff Beck and Dave Matthews. He landed a sweet schedule spot at Austin City Limits Festival. He recorded with Clapton and Lenny Kravitz, whom he toured extensively with a couple of years ago. In "short," it was a great year for the 25 year old New Orleanean who has been playing the slide trombone since before the length of his arms would allow for full position reach.
2011 seems to be bringing more of the same. On March 13, he will be closing yet another successful US tour that yielded sold out gigs in San Francisco, Boston, Denver, and Austin to name a few.
On this night, Shorty was at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse playing before a revved up crowd after the opening act, Los Amigos Invisibles. Honest Tune contributing photographer/writer Ian Rawn was in the Playhouse to capture the always energetic gig through his lens.
Click the thumbnail to View Ian Rawn’s Shots from the show!