Bluesfest Touring

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 2015

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Keziah Jones
Factory Theatre, Sydney
Wed 01 Apr 2015 - 07:00pm to 10:00pm
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Keziah Jones
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sun 05 Apr 2015 - 07:00pm to 11:00pm



Sydney, The Factory - SOLD OUT!!
Melbourne, The Corner - SELLING FAST!!

New Orleans based Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are a hard-edged Funk band that employ Hip-Hop beats, Rock dynamics and improvisation in a Jazz tradition. The band has toured the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia and Brazil.

Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the tender age of six, and toured internationally for the first time age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz's  horn section at 19 for a 105-date world tour in 2005/06.

In 2010 Shorty’s album Backatown won a Grammy nomination and was preceded in 2011 by For True, which topped Billboard Magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honour of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Booker T. Jones and Gary Clark Jr.

“One of the best entertainers out there, period. He's an incredible horn player.” - Zac Brown, Billboard

More recently, the band performed at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and made guest appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Arsenio, and Austin City Limits

Find yourself at one of his Sydney or Melbourne sideshows, and you will be in the thick of a stonking, funking party time!


“...a stunning amalgamation of African beats, funk and rock” – Digital Music

In the country for his Bluesfest debut, the charismatic Nigerian musician Keziah Jones is joining Trombone Shorty for a selection of exclusive dates on his 2015 Australian tour.

Keziah Jones’ musical style is "Blufunk", a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms.

Born among the ghettos of Lago, Jones also goes by the name of ‘Captain Rugged’, his quirky and socially committed double. He has honed a craft of sharing the powerful story of his country, emphasising the necessity of creating music that relates directly to reality, following in the footsteps of FelaKuti, a fellow countryman and great defender of pan-Africanism who was imprisoned several times for speaking against the Nigerian dictatorship.

Start counting down the days until you see this musical super-hero!