Trombone Shorty

The award winning autobiography of jazz artist Trombone Shorty comes to life in this vibrant video.

By Troy Andrews Illustrated by Bryan Collier Read by Arnell Powell African American / Children's Nonfiction / Historical English Age group 4-7 14m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD June 28, 2016 $38.99 $38.99 9781520014578 Add to Cart
									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. Here, follow Andrews as he fulfills his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, and becomes an international star. Based on the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King (Illustration) Medal, Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music.

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner - Awards

"If a fairy tale were set in New Orleans, this is how it would read." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This well-told and exquisitely illustrated story of a musician with a steep career trajectory will inspire young readers to pursue their passions, despite the challenges." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"...narrated by Arnell Powell's rich voice...a joyous homage to cultural roots..." - School Library Journal

4 STARS "Trombone Shortly is mainly a story of how a dream can pay off with hard work, presented with a heady mixture of realistic collage and paint, backed by a toe-tapping soundtrack that includes the tune 'Orleans & Claiborne' by Andrews and his group Orleans Avenue. Highly recommended. Editor's Choice." - Video Librarian (starred review)