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Trombone Shorty

Read by: Angela Bassett
  • Written by: Troy Andrews
  • Illustrated by: Bryan Collier
  • Published by: Harry N. Abrams
  • Read by: Angela Bassett
  • Suggested grade level: 2nd - 3rd
  • Run time: 9 minutes

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.

Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music.