Trombone Shorty

Be Our Guest: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Win tickets to Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Catalyst on Nov. 12 at


I once saw Trombone Shorty hold a note for about 15 minutes—and I’m not even kidding. He was doing some type of circular breathing that had the San Jose Jazz Summerfest audience picking its jaws up off the grass. A celebrated trombonist who is the toast of New Orleans and one of a new generation of ambassadors for Crescent City jazz, soul and funk, Trombone Shorty masterfully infuses fresh energy and flavor into a classic sound while paying deep respect to the style’s roots. 

INFO: 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $35/adv, $38/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

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