© Mathieu Bitton
While the boards of the Théâtre de Verdure are still shaking from Trombone Shorty’s appearance a few years ago, this year it is the turn of the Massena stage to receive his breathtaking energy. Adored by jazzists and rock legends alike, the irresistible ambassador of New Orleans performs the songs from his latest album with the same passion as ever. The international press describe him as the “idol of a generation” and regard his gigs as unmissable. How to get the 2017 festival off to a rip-roaring start!
Line-up: Trombone Shorty: trombone, trumpet & vocals / Dan Oestreicher: baritone saxophone / BK Jackson: tenor saxophone / Mike Ballard: bass / Pete Murano: guitar / Joey Peebles: drums.
Album: Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note)