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Shorty Fest 2014 on May 1 benefits Trombone Shorty Foundation

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shorty Fest 2014 on May 1 benefits Trombone Shorty Foundation

Second-annual concert supports youth music performance, music business programs

 

NEW ORLEANS--The Trombone Shorty Foundation will hold its second annual Shorty Fest benefit concert on May 1 featuring a full headlining performance by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and three stages of performances by emerging young musicians.

What: Shorty Fest 2014, a benefit for the Trombone Shorty Foundation

Who: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue as well as some of the city's up and coming musicians including students of the Trombone Shorty Academy, a program of the Foundation, and guest artists.

The show will be headlined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and feature The Soul Rebels, Original Pinettes Brass Band, New Breed Brass Band, Magnetic Ear and a "Young Guns Blues Jam" with Cedric Burnside Project, Jonathon "Boogie" Long, Roosevelt Collier and 11-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon "Taz" Niederauer. A highlight will be a performance by the Trombone Shorty Academy with Music Directors "Big Chief" Donald Harrison, Jr. and Detroit Brooks, and special guest Dr. Lonnie Smith on the Hammond B3 organ.

When/Where: Thurs., May 1 at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive

Schedule/Photo Ops:

8-8:30 p.m.        New Breed Brass Band

8-9:30 p.m.        Pre-Party with Troy Andrews with exclusive solo performance by Ivan Neville

8:30-9 p.m.        Magnetic Ear

9-9:30 p.m.         Young Guns Blues Showdown with Cedric Burnside Project, Jonathon "Boogie" Long, Roosevelt Collier and 11-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon "Taz" Niederauer

9:30-10 p.m.        Soul Rebels

10-10:20 p.m.      Trombone Shorty Academy with Music Directors Donald Harrison, Jr. and Detroit Brooks plus special guest Dr. Lonnie Smith

10:20-10:40 p.m.    Cha Wa

10:30-Midnight     Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Midnight-12:30 a.m.    Original Pinettes Brass Band

Tickets: Tickets are available at ticketweb.com: Tickets are $45 General Admission/$55 at the door; $250 VIP; and $500 Donor's Circle, which includes a Pre-Party with Troy Andrews and special solo performance by Ivan Neville.     

Details/Sponsors:

Shorty Fest is presented by Presqu'ile Winery, a limited production California Winery with Gulf Coast roots; and supported by the following organizations: Deanie's Seafood Restaurants, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Offbeat Magazine, Under Armour, Where Y'at and WGNO/NOLA 38.

About Trombone Shorty Foundation:

Founded by renowned New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty "Troy" Andrews, in 2012, the foundation is Andrew's vision of sharing his passion to inspire the next generation by developing their musical talent and connecting them to the city's unique musical heritage.

In just a short time, the Foundation, along with the Tulane University's New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, has established two important programs to cultivate and develop local talent--the Trombone Shorty Academy music performance program, directed by New Orleans legend Donald Harrison Jr. and Detroit Brooks; and The Fredman Music Business Institute, led by Grammy-award winning sound engineer Chris Finney, the only program of its kind in the region.

The Foundation's mission is to preserve and perpetuate the unique musical culture of New Orleans by passing down its traditions to future generations of musicians.

For more information about the Trombone Shorty Foundation, visit www.tromboneshortyfoundation.org