The Trombone Shorty Foundation will deliver the second-annual Shorty Fest concert on May 1 in New Orleans, La., during the second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014. This music-filled event highlights emerging young talent, including a performance by students participating in the Trombone Shorty Academy music performance program, and is headlined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Shorty Fest benefits the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s programs in partnership with Tulane University to educate young musicians and help launch careers in music.
The show features three stages of performances by emerging young musicians.
The Trombone Shorty Academy with music director “Big Chief” Donald Harrison, Jr. and Detroit Brooks, and special guest Dr. Lonnie Smith
The Soul Rebels
New Breed Brass Band
Original Pinettes Brass Band
“Young Guns Blues Showdown” with Cedric Burnside Project, Jonathon “Boogie” Long, Roosevelt Collier and 10-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer