Willa. Age: 23.
F or a man who drags a trombone around, Troy Andrews has a gift for fitting in. Fans know the year-old New Orleans jazz-funk alchemist as Trombone Shorty. Maybe they've seen him share a stage with Dr John. Or with southern rap architect Mannie Fresh.
Aubrey. Age: 26.
I Was a Teenage Trombonist
Who is testifying? Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, grew up with music all around him in New Orleans, first playing on the streets at age 4. Now with a Grammy, an international following and a new album, Andrews also devotes himself to the role of music educator in his hometown.
Anne. Age: 30.
Wendell Pierce: Everyone's Favorite Fake Trombone Player
School of Rock is a music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations. With students ranging from toddlers to adults, School of Rock is where music students grow into real musicians. School of Rock is Music School reimagined.
In the 6th grade, all of my friends always talked about playing this weird thing with a slide and it made funny noises. I just wanted to join in on the fun so I joined band and ended up loving it. I became much more serious about studying music when I got to middle school and high school, where I joined multiple ensembles. Currently I am in my senior year of high school and I am involved in many different things that deal with music.