Theatrical local trombonist Glen David Andrews is known for his fiery stage show backed up by impressive musical chops. First picking up the trombone at the tender age of 12, Andrews took cues from local legends like Tuba Fats and his own cousin Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. He’s participated in acts like New Birth, the Treme Brass Band, and the Lil Rascals Brass Band, and now leads his own ensemble that covers a huge range of musical terrain over the course of every show. From gospel to hip-top to funk to brass, Andrews hops adroitly from genre to genre, creating a sound all his own.
In November 2010 he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame as a “Future Hall of Famer,” along with Cajun violinist Amanda Shaw. He also has two live recordings under his belt, gospel compendium Walking Through Heaven’s Gate and jazz/funk/zydeco album Live at Three Muses, recorded right here on Frenchmen Street. You can catch him on Thursday nights at legendary 7th Ward watering hole Bullet’s Sports Bar, and with his trad jazz combo at Three Muses on most Friday evenings.