Who: A – you guessed it – trombonist who grew up in New Orleans' Tremé district before eventually appearing on the HBO show where it takes place. Shorty has been releasing albums since the age of 12 and serving as an unofficial ambassador for his city since at least 2006, the year he worked with U2 in London and played the Monday Night Football pre-game show back at home.
Why You Can't Miss Him: Trombone Shorty's horn sounds so good that it almost redeemed Zac Brown's syrupy sex jam "Overnight." His own works, meanwhile, are rarely in need of such assistance: Recent tracks like "Fire and Brimstone" and "Say That to Say This" rock with the kind of riffs that, had they been released a few decades earlier, Kanye West would have flipped for a hit.
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