By Troy Andrews
”Who’s that playing out there?” Bo Diddley asked the New Orleans crowd. It was a small child who’d been nicknamed Trombone Shorty because his trombone was twice as large as he was. Trombone Shorty was lifted in the air and carried through the audience until he reached the stage with Bo Diddley. He has been onstage ever since. Hailing from the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, where music always floated in the air, Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews didn’t always have the money to buy an instrument, but he did have the dream to play music. This is the story of how he made his dream take flight.