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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at State Theatre in New Brunswick March 20

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Since the release of their Grammy®-nominated debut album, Backatown (2010), and their chart-topping sophomore effort, For True (2011), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have continued their natural musical evolution while winning hordes of new fans and refining their signature sound—a mix of rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, New Orleans, and soul that Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews has dubbed “Supafunkrock.” On top of performing nonstop on five continents and releasing his new CD, Say That To Say This (2013), co-produced by Raphael Saadiq, Andrews has also appeared on recent recordings by artists ranging from Zac Brown to Eric Clapton to Rod Stewart to Cee Lo Green and Janelle Monáe, and he has been featured on the covers of Downbeat and Jazziz, as well as on Conan, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Austin City Limits, and in a recurring role on the hit HBO series Treme.

Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews has the talent, natural charisma, and a relentless drive to bridge music’s past and future. His third outing for Verve Records, Say That To Say This (Sept. 10), sounds like nothing else out there, as Andrews and his longtime band, Orleans Avenue—guitarist Pete Murano, bassist Mike Ballard, and drummer Joey Peebles—continue their natural musical evolution. In a very real sense, the torch is passed from one great New Orleans band to another on the new album, which features the first new studio recording from the original members of the legendary Meters in 36 years, as they revisit their 1977 classic “Be My Lady,” with Andrews singing lead and playing horns.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Wednesday 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 1 pm to 5 pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

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