Oscars: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews to Play at Governors Ball
The evening will also feature husband-and-wife deejays DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss.
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue will perform at the Governors Ball, which will be held Sunday night at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center following the Oscars, the Academy announced Wednesday.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue is a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. He received a 2010 Grammy nomination for best contemporary jazz album for Backathon.
In January, Trombone Shorty was named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” 2016 music talents list. Last year, he performed with Queen Latifah, Usher and other artists at the White House, supported Foo Fighters on their European tour and, in his feature film debut, created the adult character voices in The Peanuts Movie.
Trombone Shorty also is one of several creative professionals participating in President Barack Obama’s Turnaround Arts initiative, which helps struggling elementary and middle schools improve academic performance through rigorous, integrated arts programs.
The post-Oscars event also will feature husband-and-wife deejays DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss.