Jazz Arts Group welcomes back Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on April 3, 2011

Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track series makes a surprise stop at the Capitol Theatre – Riffe Center on Sunday, April 3 to welcome back 24-year-old New Orleans singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist and all-around musical powerhouse Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue, with special guest Stretch Lefty.

Rare indeed is the artist with the virtuosity to draw the unqualified respect of some of the most iconic legends in jazz and the ability to deliver a high-energy funk rock show capable of mesmerizing international rock stars. Surrounding Andrews is his band, Orleans Avenue – Mike Ballard on bass, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums, Dwayne Williams on percussion and Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax – delivering an explosive, homegrown combination of funk, rock, R&B, jazz and hip-hop they call “Supafunkrock.”

Backatown, the band’s major label debut, immediately hit #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart, staying there for 9 weeks and now, over 9 months later, is still in the Top 5. Backatown is also nominated for this year’s GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Tickets will be available for public sale on Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 AM through the CAPA ticket office (614-469-0939) and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are available for $50 (VIP seating), $30 (main lower), and $25 (main upper/mezzanine).


A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be made available beginning Monday, February 7 at 10:00 AM to all Columbus Jazz Orchestra subscribers and JAG donors at the Soloist level ($250) and above. Limit of 4 tickets per household.

  • If you are a CJO subscriber, or a donor, please call 614-294-5200 x 110 to receive your pre-sale ticket code. This code must be given when ordering pre-sale tickets through the CAPA ticket office (614-469-0939) and all Ticketmaster outlets.
  • If you are not a Soloist level donor and would like to make a contribution to become eligible for this opportunity, please email/phone Elizabeth Jewell at 614-294-5200 x 102 or ejewell@jazzartsgroup.org.

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