Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue: with guests: Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band with special guests Cyril Neville, Kermit Ruffins and Walter Wolfman Washington
Performing Arts - Music | September 14 | 6 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Trombone Shortys new album opens with a dirge, but if you think the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews came here to mourn, you got it all wrong. That bit of beautiful New Orleans soulLaveau Dirge No. 1, named after one of the citys most famous voodoo queensshows off our hosts roots before Parking Lot Symphony branches out wildly, wonderfully, funkily across 12 diverse cuts. True to its title, this album contains multitudes of soundfrom brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swaggerand plenty of emotion all anchored, of course, by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, as Andrews says, Music brings unity.