Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

Picture Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.
ISBN: 9781419714658
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm


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Janet W says: Observe Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews as a small boy as he grows from brandishing a trombone twice as big as him into a present-day musical prodigy who has gone on to becoming a grammy award nominee and legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

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Aug 13, 2020

Week 6 (9/21), Place on hold 9/7

Jun 29, 2020

Lively, colorful, and full of culture! It’s a great book for elementary school children, with a rich story line about learning to play music and the culture of New Orleans.
It was a bit advanced for my almost 2yo, but he enjoyed the pictures and especially counting all the balloons. I’d like to check it out again when he is a bit older.

🎶 I've seen Trombone Shorty perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and he's a great trombonist, and a great entertainer, leading his band out into the audience like he was in a New Orleans parade. You couldn't hope to have a better time than hearing this fine artist play.

Apr 20, 2019

Excellent book which talks about the love of music and the need of persistence to achieve what you want

Jan 21, 2018

Excellent book! I think elementary age children would thoroughly enjoy this biography of a young African-American musician growing up in New Orleans. It is an engaging story of a modern jazz musician whose music is easily accessible today.

May 01, 2017

AR Reading Level- 4.2
Troy Andrews grew up in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans where money was sparse but music flowed in the streets. He picked up a discarded trombone when he was very little hoping to join in tune with the many musicians in his family. His brother saw him carrying an instrument larger than he was, and dubbed him Trombone Shorty. Trombone Shorty did join in whenever he could, including a Bo Diddley concert at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and he played so well that the famous musician brought him on stage. This colorful book shares the story of a Grammy nominated musician whose dream came true with a little practice and passion.

Feb 22, 2016

You can hear the music of New Orleans coming through the words of this book! It's so fun and the pictures will spark conversations between parent and child. This is a great, creative read aloud book.


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Jun 29, 2020

mriester17 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 12

May 01, 2018

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