Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (August 18, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, welcomes New Orleans Jazz and Funk trombone and trumpet player Trombone Shorty with Orleans Avenue on Friday, January 15, 2016. Tickets for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will go on sale to the public this Friday, August 21 at 10 a.m.
New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the GRAMMY-nominated Backatown, followed by For True in 2011, which topped Billboard Magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, Say That to This, was released in 2013 and features jazz/funk elements of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s Treme, and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At this year’s GRAMMY Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.
Tickets for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue go on sale this Friday, August 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
SHOW: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue DATE: Friday, January 15, 2016 TIME: Doors 7:00p.m. / Show 8:00p.m. TICKET PRICE: $42.00 – General Admission Standing Room Only WEBSITES: http://www.tromboneshorty.com; http://www.pvconcerthall.com