"Trombone Shorty" carries on New Orleans jazz tradition

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A Mardi Gras Indian parades during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New OrleansBy Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Musician Troy Andrews, better known as "Trombone Shorty," witnessed his first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at age 12 – not from the viewing area but on stage. "I was playing with my brother's brass band," said Andrews, now 27. At this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Andrews will be given a high honor. He will perform for the first time as the closing act of the final day on the biggest stage. That time slot previously had long been occupied by one of New Orleans' most famous bands, the Neville Brothers. …

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