Renowned musician and Grammy® Award nominee Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, with his band Orleans Avenue, is set to perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration, on Sunday, February 28. The group will entertain the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other luminaries.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue is a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. In January Trombone Shorty was named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” 2016 music talents list. Last year he performed with Queen Latifah, Usher and other artists at The White House, supported the Foo Fighters on its European tour, and in his feature film debut, created the iconic sound of the adult character voices in “The Peanuts Movie.” He is one of several creative professionals participating in President Obama’s Turnaround Arts initiative, which helps struggling elementary and middle schools improve academic performance through rigorous, integrated arts programs. Trombone Shorty received a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for “Backatown.”
The evening also will feature husband-and-wife deejays DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss showcasing an eclectic mix of musical genres.
The Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center®.
The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.