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Get Funky with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Liz Vice at App Summer Saturday

Liz Vice will be supporting Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Schaefer Center for a show brought to you by An Appalachian Summer Festival.

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Together, Trombone Shorty and his band have toured the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil.

Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s Treme, and has recently appeared onThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At this year’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

Tickets for the show are $28 for adults and $20 for students and children.

For more information about Liz Vice, visit www.lizvice.com/

“New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation.” NPR

“Dizzying talent.” The Washington Post

“…Trombone Shorty is one of the best entertainers out there, period. He’s an incredible horn player.” – Zac Brown, Billboard (July 2012)