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Jazz 01/05/2022

Trombone Shorty's New Studio Album Lifted Is Out Now On Blue Note Records

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Capping an historic April that has included his first-ever GRAMMY win, an appearance on the GRAMMY Salute to Paul Simon (airing later this year on CBS), and a deeply revealing interview with Marc Maron's WTF podcast, where Marc attested "I can't remember the last time I heard a power horn band like that," Trombone Shorty today has released Lifted, his first new studio album in five years. Recorded at his own Buckjump Studio with producer Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Andra Day), Shorty and his bandmates crash through funk, soul and psychedelic rock with transcendent performances, set to bold songwriting that explores grit and determination in hard times. The album features special guests Gary Clark Jr and Lauren Daigle as well as the New Breed Brass Band and has been widely celebrated by American Songwriter, No Depression and Bluegrass Situation, who state simply: "It's true, it just doesn't get cooler than Trombone Shorty."

Focus track "Lie To Me" is a brass-heavy strut that showcases Shorty's renowned soloing abilities on the trombone. The song comes charging out of the gate with powerful rhythmic chanting before the band kicks into gear with triumphant horn blasts and a marching band snare. Lyrically, the tune is about the end of a toxic relationship, with Shorty pleading : "If you don't want this lie to me, you don't even gotta waste your energy."

Tomorrow, Trombone Shorty will host his sixth-annual Treme Threauxdown at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. Special guests include Joan Jett, Gary Clark Jr, Tank and the Bangas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, David Shaw, James Andrews and more to be announced soon. Following that show, he will close the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 8 with the hallowed final set that for years was performed by The Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair before that. After Jazz Fest, Shorty will bring his once-in-a-lifetime Voodoo Threaxdown tour featuring Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville the Uptown Ruler and The Soul Rebels across the US. The tour will also feature a tribute to the foundational work of funk pioneers The Meters led by founding bassist George Porter Jr. alongside Dumpstaphunk. The Voodoo Threauxdown tour is a lesson in New Orleans music history, and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century. The festival will kick off on June 10 and will move across the US, making stops at NYC's Central Park Summerstage on June 13, Red Rocks Amphitheater on June 28, and The Hollywood Bowl on August 10.

Trombone Shorty (born Troy Andrews) is a native of New Orleans' Tremé neighborhood and got his start earlier than most, performing at Jazz Fest with Bo Diddley at age four and leading his own brass band at six. Since 2010, he's released four chart-topping studio albums; collaborated across genres with Pharrell, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Foo Fighters, ZHU, Zac Brown, Normani, Ringo Star, and countless others; played Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, Newport Jazz, and nearly every other major festival; appeared on dozens of tv shows, and at the star-studded Sesame Street Gala, where he was honored with his own muppet. The New York Times has called him an "unstoppable force," he recently made a cameo on The Simpsons, was profiled by Vanity Fair in 2021 and has been featured in campaigns for Crown Royal and Folgers.

Trombone Shorty - 2022 Tour Dates:
April 30, 2022 - Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA
May 8, 2022 - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA
May 20, 2022 - Academy 2 in Birmingham, UK
May 21, 2022 - SWG3 Studio Warehouse in Glasgow, UK
May 23, 2022 - Roundhouse in London, UK
May 24, 2022 - O2 Ritz Manchester in Manchester, UK
May 26, 2022 - Mojo Club in Hamburg, Germany
May 27, 2022 - 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, The Netherlands
May 28, 2022 - Salle Pleyel in Paris, France
May 30, 2022 - Huxley's in Berlin, Germany
May 31, 2022 - Muffathalle in Munich, Germany
June 1, 2022 - Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium
June 3, 2022 - Barcelona Guitar Festival in Barcelona, Spain
June 4, 2022 - Kapital in Madrid, Spain
June 10, 2022 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton, NH
June 11, 2022 - Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA
June 13, 2022 - SummerStage in Central Park in New York, NY
June 14, 2022 - Tuesdays in the Park Concert Series in Lewiston, NY
June 15, 2022 - Massey Hall in Toronto, ON
June 17, 2022 - Bold Point Park in East Providence, RI
June 18, 2022 - Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA
June 19, 2022 - Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA
June 21, 2022 - Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, NC
June 22, 2022 - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA
June 24, 2022 - Venue TBA in Grand Rapids, MI
June 25, 2022 - The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit, MI
June 26, 2022 - Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL
June 28, 2022 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO
June 29, 2022 - Venue TBA in Salt Lake City, UT
July 1, 2022 - KettleHouse Amphitheatre in Bonner, MT
July 2, 2022 - Venue TBA in Seattle, WA
July 3, 2022 - Edgefield in Troutdale, OR
August 10, 2022 - Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
August 11, 2022 - Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA
August 12, 2022 - Oxbow River Stage Concert Series in Napa, CA
August 13, 2022 - Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA
August 14, 2022 - The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, CA.

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