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Friday
Oct 14 5:30 PM

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave

Clearwater Jazz Holiday Is BACK at Baycare Ballpark! Celebrating 43 years of jazz music, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a four-day and four-night, world-class, live, music festival.

Lineup for Friday, October 14:
5:00 pm: Gates Open
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: The War And Treaty
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Average White Band
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Average White Band (AWB) are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit Pick Up the Pieces the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several Gold selling albums and multiple GRAMMY® nominations. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six-piece took the influences of their R&B heroes - people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own 'authentic' sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Whilst a good number of cuts - Cut The Cake and Let's Go 'Round Again to name but two - attracted chart action as hit singles, many other album tracks, like Schoolboy Crush and Person to Person became much sampled and turn-tabled 'rare' grooves. Many more tunes, such as Cloudy, A Love Of Your Own and Nothing You Can Do - amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul 'album tracks' ever recorded.

If anybody knows their way around a festival, it’s GRAMMY®-nominee Trombone Shorty. Born Troy Andrews, he got his start (and nickname) earlier than most: at four, he made his first appearance at Jazz Fest performing with Bo Diddley; at six, he was leading his own brass band; and by his teenage years, he was hired by Lenny Kravitz to join the band he assembled for his Electric Church World Tour. Shorty’s proven he’s more than just a horn player, though. Catch a gig, open the pages of the New York Times or Vanity Fair, flip on any late-night TV show and you’ll see an undeniable star with utterly magnetic charisma, a natural born showman who can command an audience with the best of them. Since 2010, he’s released four chart topping studio albums; toured with everyone from Jeff Beck to the Red Hot Chili Peppers; collaborated across genres with Pharrell, Mark Ronson, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown, Ringo Starr, and countless more; played Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, Newport Jazz, and nearly every other major festival; performed four times at the GRAMMY® Awards, five times at the White House, on dozens of TV shows, and at the star-studded Sesame Street Gala, where he was honored with his own Muppet. He launched the Trombone Shorty Foundation to support youth music education; and received the prestigious Caldecott Honor for his first children’s book.