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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 — 9:24am PDT
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The Chan Centre’s 2016/17 season will launch with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue on September 25th in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Troy Andrews (aka Trombone Shorty) and his high-energy band will make their anticipated return to Vancouver with an exhilarating mix of funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop – all underscored by a signature New Orleans sound.


Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 7:00pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd, UBC)
Tickets: Available online now, by calling 604-822-2697, or in person at the Chan Centre Box Office (Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12:00pm to 5:00pm).

The musical prodigy, Trombone Shorty, got his nickname early in life when his instrument was twice his size. It wasn’t long before a major music figure, Lenny Kravitz, took notice and recruited a teenage Andrews to tour the world.

Now a well-established star in his own right, Trombone Shorty heads up Orleans Avenue. This supercharged and infectiously uplifting brass band have followed their horn-playing leader overseas to major venues in Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil, headlining festivals and selling out performances along the way.

You may have seen Trombone Shorty on HBO’s Treme, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or Conan. You could have also caught him at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards ceremony sharing the stage with Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert.

On September 25 in Vancouver, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will share songs from the 2013 release, Say That to Say This, which debuted in the Billboard jazz chart’s top five albums. The Chan Centre strives to present artists who transcend musical styles & culture, therefore it’s fitting that Trombone Shorty should start the season off.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to this stellar season opening show at the Chan Centre, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Follow The Chan Centre on Facebook and Twitter for more information about its upcoming season shows and performances.

Update The winner is Nicole!

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  1. Ali says:

    This would be an amazing date night!

  2. Amanda says:

    I would love to take my husband to the show! It would be a great date night! The Chan Centre is a great venue! 🙂

  3. TG says:

    What a fantastic evening this will be!

  4. JenZ says:

    Yes please! Love Trombone Shorty!

  5. Jeremy says:

    Saw him in San Jose once, would love to see him again!

  6. Greg says:

    Looks awesome!

  7. Stuart says:

    Would love to see him – he was hilarious as a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.

  8. Jason says:

    The Chan Centre and the show would be good to see.

  9. Stephanie says:


  10. Angela Griffin says:

    Sounds delicious!

  11. Mike Gismondi says:

    We’re headed over there soon. Love the Sunshine Coast.

  12. Kate says:

    The trombone is one of my favourite instruments. Would love go.

  13. Gudrun Rowland says:

    This will be fun!!!!

  14. Reaon says:

    Had a chance to catch a few songs from these guys down at the Kaaboo festival in San Diego last year because their set conflicted with a band my girlfriend wanted to see… but I would love a chance to see and hear more.

  15. Crystal Brendzy says:

    Great night out!

  16. Lynda L says:

    Have never been to the Chan Centre, would love the chance to go & see Trombone Shorty !! 🙂

  17. Valerie says:

    Love love ?? Trombone Shorty ever since we saw them in New Orleans several years ago.

  18. Tony says:

    Watched a program on TV where he was playing at the White House for the President. Would like the chance to see him play live.

  19. Raihan says:

    Would love to take my wife to see the show! It would be a great date night!

  20. Julia M. says:

    Poor college student just wants to see her favorite musical artist!

  21. Dee says:

    Can’t think of a better way to kick off the season!

  22. Michael Daniels says:

    One of my favorite acts ever but was too late to get tickets! I work on UBC’s campus and even have a big painting of Trombone Shorty hanging in my office at Sauder. Would love to take my fiance!

  23. Nicole Andres says:

    I would love to take my fiancé! He has a huge Trombone Shorty painting in his office!

  24. NicT says:

    Great musician, great venue. Would love to win these!

  25. KSherwood says:

    Oooo! This I would love to go see!

  26. W Leung says:

    Great performer. Saw him in Whistler 3 years ago

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