Tue, June 6, 2017
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2017-06-06 8:00 pm
Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Join us in the lobby at 7:15pm for an Italian wine tasting by Gallo Ristorante and an art exhibit by Andres Chaparro!
Trombone Shorty’s 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 soul—”Laveau Dirge No. 1,” named after one of the city’s most famous voodoo queens—shows off our host’s roots before Parking Lot Symphony branches out wildly, wonderfully, funkily across 12 diverse cuts. True to its title, this album contains multitudes of sound—from brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger—and 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.”
New Breed Brass Band, which is co-managed by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Anderews, lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition. With a founding core of five New Orleans natives, New Breed Brass Band made its street debut as a nine-man unit in November 2013 at the Nine Times Second Line. Since then, they have showcased their originality opening for such diverse bands as The Fray, Red Baraat, Dr. John, The Waterboys, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, as well as competing in the Red Bull Street Kings brass band competition in 2013. Whether performing in their hometown or on the road, New Breed will forever bring the vibe of the New Orleans second-line with them.
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Avenue