012515 Trombone Shorty, New Orleans, LA

Mr. Shorty (who is anything but short) is a demigod around New Orleans. I saw forty foot tall billboards of him at the airport when I arrived. And why not? He blends pure, old-school New Orleans jazz with a cutting-edge updated rock sound that pushes his music beyond the bounds of authenticity into a new, true sound. It’s rockin’, it’s jazzy, it’s loud and brash and it sounds just like Trombone Shorty…