Razor Rocks Trombone Shorty Event for Second Year in a Row
World-famous musician Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has performed for sold-out arenas, the Grammy Awards, and even the White House, collaborating with everyone from Usher to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Lucky for his native NOLA (New Orleans) community, Trombone Shorty believes in giving back, big-time. The Trombone Shorty Foundation is nurturing the next generation of “talented, yet underserved musicians through music education, instruction, mentorship, and performance. By honoring the New Orleans tradition of “playing it forward” from the earliest jazz legends onward, the foundation seeks to preserve and perpetuate the musical heritage of a city where music is everything. Experienced and professional teachers, tutors, and mentors support every student in the pursuit of a well-rounded understanding of New Orleans’ musical traditions, experience in music performance, reading, writing, and now, even business, and the social and academic skills they need to make noise wherever they go – in music and in life.”
The musical legend recently hosted his annual “Toys from Troy” Holiday Celebration, providing an afternoon of music, holiday fun, and TOYS for more than 300 local children. In addition to a rousing performance by students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, kids met and posed with Santa, snacked on yummy goody bags, received a signed copy of Troy’s book, The 5 O’Clock Band, and chose the toy of their choice, including, you guessed it, a Razor Spark Ultra Kick Scooter.
Yup! Fifty kids will shine even brighter, leaving a trail of sparks behind them as they scoot. This was Razor’s second year donating to this joyous event. What can we say? The music – and the kids – moved us.