I’ve seen Trombone Shorty perform three times. I also saw him briefly with Galactic, though, and it was fabulous. Still, I was crushed at last year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival when I couldn’t get close enough to the stage to see him. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the best live performer in the world. I was also disappointed this year when I saw Trombone Shorty was playing on the first weekend of jazz fest — I’m going next week.
Then last night, I saw on Trombone Shorty’s website that he’ll be at jazz fest on May 6. He’s still not listed on the jazz festival’s schedule, but I’m getting stoked anyway.