Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

Book - 2015
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music.

Baker & Taylor
A Grammy-nominated headliner for the New Orleans Jazz Fest describes his childhood in Tremâe and how he came to be a bandleader by age six.

& Taylor

A visual profile of the musical child prodigy and Grammy-nominated headliner at the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest relates, through sumptuous artwork and text, the story about his childhood dream of becoming a musician against the odds. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015
ISBN: 9781419714658
Branch Call Number: J B ANDRE ANDRE
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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Apr 20, 2019

Excellent book which talks about the love of music and the need of persistence to achieve what you want

Jan 21, 2018

Excellent book! I think elementary age children would thoroughly enjoy this biography of a young African-American musician growing up in New Orleans. It is an engaging story of a modern jazz musician whose music is easily accessible today.

May 01, 2017

AR Reading Level- 4.2
Troy Andrews grew up in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans where money was sparse but music flowed in the streets. He picked up a discarded trombone when he was very little hoping to join in tune with the many musicians in his family. His brother saw him carrying an instrument larger than he was, and dubbed him Trombone Shorty. Trombone Shorty did join in whenever he could, including a Bo Diddley concert at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and he played so well that the famous musician brought him on stage. This colorful book shares the story of a Grammy nominated musician whose dream came true with a little practice and passion.

Feb 22, 2016

You can hear the music of New Orleans coming through the words of this book! It's so fun and the pictures will spark conversations between parent and child. This is a great, creative read aloud book.


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