American Routes explores the shared and individual musical threads that contribute to the great diversity of American culture, from blues to Cajun, Tejano to jazz, country to soul and all the stops in between.

Trombone Shorty... Casts a Long Shadow

This week on American Routes, we're celebrating the life and music of Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. Schooled in the sounds of his family and New Orleans' Treme neighborhood, Shorty has been a musician since the age of four. His natural prowess as a trombonist and trumpeter has carried Shorty from his roots in traditional jazz… read more

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