Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at the Capitol

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

It's not every day that Abercrombie & Fitch sponsors a Jazz Arts Group concert. But the clothing company knows that Trombone Shorty's unique blend of funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop is something its young customers can get into.

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' nickname is somewhat deceiving. The 25-year-old was a prodigy who began playing the trombone professionally at the age of eight. But he also sings and rocks out on the trumpet, drums and piano. And the "Shorty" part - which came from his days as a little kid playing with New Orleans marching bands - is not exactly an accurate description anymore.

Some of Trombone Shorty's songs sound more R&B or hard rock, but almost all of them have a noticeable N'awlins flavor. Because the music spans categories, Shorty had to come up with his own name for it: "superfunk rock."

Experience the showmanship skills he honed as a street performer in The Big Easy at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday night.

Trombone Shorty

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3

Capitol Theatre

77 S. High St., Downtown