by Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)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.
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- About The Author Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is an internationally renowned trombone and trumpet player who leads his band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He lives in New Orleans. Bryan Collier is an acclaimed illustrator who has won three Caldecott Honors and five Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives in Upstate New York. ISBN-13: 9781419714658 Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc. Publication date: 4/14/2015 Pages: 40 Age range: 4 - 8 Years Juvenile Nonfiction | Music | Jazz People & Places | United States - African-American Biography & Autobiography | Music -Andrews, Troy-Jazz musicians -United States-Trombonists -New Orleans (La.)