THE 2018 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS MUSIC FESTIVAL STARRING ANITA BAKER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, CHAKA KHAN, FANTASIA, JOE, TASHA COBBS LEONARD, SALT N PEPA, KID N PLAY, BIZ MARKIE, TRICK DADDY AND MORE!! ALL HAPPENING AT THE HARD ROCK STADIUM, SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH AND SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH!
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Born and raised in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Trombone Shorty (real name Troy Andrews) has been a fixture in the jazz music that gives the city its soul since he was a young boy. Andrews was born into a musical family, inheriting the legacy passed down to him by his grandfather, singer-songwriter Jessie Hill, and older brother, band leader James Andrews. He began playing trombone at the age of four and quickly began playing with New Orleans favorites like the Carlsberg Brass Band. He became a bandleader at the age of six, and in his teens, he performed as a member of the Stooges Brass Band, which is known for incorporating hip-hop and funk into their jazz stylings.
Andrews received his first big break in 2005, when he was chosen to go on tour with Lenny Kravitz as a part of his horn section. This led to performances with U2, Green Day, and Dave Matthews Band, and placed the young musician in the broader public eye. Andrews' major label, debut album, Backatown, was released in 2010 and immediately shot to the top of the Billboard Jazz chart for nine straight weeks; as well as earning Andrews a well-deserved Grammy nomination. It was also the his first album to feature his now-regular backing band, Orleans Avenue, which helped him achieve a richer, fuller sound. His follow-up album, For True, performed similarly on the charts, as well as breaking into the prestigious Billboard 200.
In 2012, Trombone Shorty was invited to perform at The White House for Black History Month, appearing alongside such prestigious performers as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Jeff Beck. In 2014, he performed alongside Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Grammy Awards during their performance of "Same Love". Just a few months later, he was interviewed in his hometown by Dave Grohl as a part of the Sonic Highways series, and the two ended up becoming friends and collaborators. Trombone Shorty made his feature film debut in the Peanuts Movie, using his trombone to perform the voices of the adults in the movie.
Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953 in Great Lakes, Illinois) is an American singer best known for her 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel For You", for her smash hit "I'm Every Woman" and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul records "Ain't Nobody, Sweet Thing,Tell Me Something Good, Fools Paradise and Little Boy Blue" to name just a few of her many hits with Rufus as well as a successful solo artists. In her career she has earned many accolades, including eight Grammy awards. Though regarded an R&B singer, she has in fact explored numerous musical genres including funk, disco, jazz, ballads, hip hop, adult contemporary and pop standards.In 2006 She Recieved The BET Legend Award for her achievement as a solo artist and a member of the Funk Band Rufus.She is working currently on her next solo cd and with a tour to follow.