Win Tickets to Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

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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!

26 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AliTuesday, September 6th, 2016 — 5:49pm PDT

    This would be an amazing date night!

  2. AmandaTuesday, September 6th, 2016 — 7:54pm PDT

    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. TGTuesday, September 6th, 2016 — 8:06pm PDT

    What a fantastic evening this will be!

  4. JenZTuesday, September 6th, 2016 — 8:30pm PDT

    Yes please! Love Trombone Shorty!

  5. JeremyTuesday, September 6th, 2016 — 9:35pm PDT

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

  6. GregWednesday, September 7th, 2016 — 10:40am PDT

    Looks awesome!

  7. StuartWednesday, September 7th, 2016 — 10:48am PDT

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

  8. JasonWednesday, September 7th, 2016 — 7:36pm PDT

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

  9. StephanieWednesday, September 7th, 2016 — 11:20pm PDT


  10. Angela GriffinThursday, September 8th, 2016 — 7:39am PDT

    Sounds delicious!

  11. Mike GismondiThursday, September 8th, 2016 — 7:40am PDT

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

  12. KateThursday, September 8th, 2016 — 8:04pm PDT

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

  13. Gudrun RowlandFriday, September 9th, 2016 — 2:25am PDT

    This will be fun!!!!

  14. ReaonFriday, September 9th, 2016 — 7:27am PDT

    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 BrendzyFriday, September 9th, 2016 — 9:55am PDT

    Great night out!

  16. Lynda LFriday, September 9th, 2016 — 10:12am PDT

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

  17. ValerieFriday, September 9th, 2016 — 2:30pm PDT

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

  18. TonySaturday, September 10th, 2016 — 8:09am PDT

    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. RaihanSunday, September 11th, 2016 — 2:41pm PDT

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

  20. Julia M.Sunday, September 11th, 2016 — 5:56pm PDT

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

  21. DeeSunday, September 11th, 2016 — 10:47pm PDT

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

  22. Michael DanielsMonday, September 12th, 2016 — 11:24am PDT

    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 AndresMonday, September 12th, 2016 — 11:25am PDT

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

  24. NicTTuesday, September 13th, 2016 — 11:56am PDT

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

  25. KSherwoodWednesday, September 14th, 2016 — 1:47pm PDT

    Oooo! This I would love to go see!

  26. W LeungFriday, September 16th, 2016 — 12:28am PDT

    Great performer. Saw him in Whistler 3 years ago

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