The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, now in its 46th year, has posted its 2016 lineup. Concurrent with its aim in providing listeners with best and most relevant in jazz, blues and rock, the festival kicks off April 22 and spans two weekends at New Orleans' City Park.
Leave it up to the city of New Orleans to get their NBA halftime show right, as the Crescent City's own Trombone Shorty (a.k.a. Troy Andrews) took over the floor for the Warriors-Pelicans basketball game. If you follow sportin' life at all, you'll know that this weekend's NBA playoffs have been pretty frackin' entertaining--and not just the spectacular basketball that's been played. Case in point, Mr. Shorty's most valuable performance in Game 3.
Trombone Shorty is not just the stage name of one of New Orleans' most famous t-bone players; it's since become a sort of shorthand for a new kind of superhero down in the Crescent City. When news hit of a robbery that plagued an aspiring 14-year-old's music career, T. Short took to his fan base to help the youth recover.