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Gearing up for the Litchfield Jazz Festival: Trombone Shorty

When 25-year Trombone Shorty (aka Troy Andrews) takes the stage tonight at 9:15 p.m. in Litchfield with his band Orleans Avenue, I bet there'll be tons of rump-shaking going on amongst the Cabernet-swilling festival-goers. Who doesn't like to do a little drunken hoedown down in front of the stage now and then? Let's see it happen.

Is it "jazz?" Who cares. Let's root for jazz getting less cerebral and more earthy once in awhile.

Here's a little taste of Shorty sitting in on "Cissy Strut" by the Meters (!) at the 2011 Roots Grammy Jam. (Oh, and the dude can sing, too. Watch this clip from Letterman.) Festival info here.



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