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Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am

Concert: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Performers: Troy Andrews, a.k.a. Trombone Shorty, and his New Orleans-style jazz band

Time/date: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7

Site: University of Wisconsin-Platteville Center for the Arts

Cost: Tickets are $38 for general admission, $29 for children younger than 18 and senior citizens 62 and older; tickets available through the university box office in Ullsvik Hall, by calling 608-342-1298 or toll free at 877-727-1CFA and at tickets.uwplatt.edu.

synopsis

Andrews, who is from the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans' Sixth Ward, earned the nickname at age 4, when his older brother James saw him marching in a street parade, wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. Then later, Andrews formed his band with some other musically inclined youth from Treme who were focused on learning and carrying on the New Orleans' tradition.

tidbits

* The group's 2010 debut album, "Backatown," was nominated for a Grammy.

* The group's album "For True," (2011), helped define the sound Andrews has dubbed "Supafunkrock." It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart and reached No. 72 on The Hot 100 chart. His latest album, "Say This to Say That," is No. 4, having peaked at No. 2.

* The next event in the Performing Arts Series is Five By Design, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. For more information, visit uwplatt.edu/cfa.

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