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Singer and Trombonist Glen David Andrews

  • The Promontory (312) 801-2100 5311 South Lake Park Ave West Chicago, IL 60637 (map)

Glen David Andrews was born in New Orleans historic Tremé neighborhood. Transfixed by the magic and mystery of the city's second-line parades, Andrews and his older brother, Derrick Tabb of the Rebirth Brass Band, along with their younger cousin Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, soaked up life's musical lessons by learning the history of the brass band tradition from iconic figures like Tuba Fats. Andrews says. “Jesus was born in a manger,” Andrews says. “I was born in a second line.” 

Andrew's showmanship has long endeared him to audiences on New Orleans' fabled Frenchman Street. He's also made a profound impression at the world's biggest block party – the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. “Glen is one of the giant talents of New Orleans music,” says fest producer Quint Davis.

As journalist Larry Blumenfeld, writing in the Wall Street Journal, notes: “on stage and off, electrifying club audiences and street scenes, speaking his mind at civic rallies, Glen David Andrews perhaps best embodies what David Simon, creator of the HBO series Treme meant when he said, 'Culture is what brought New Orleans back.'”  

“Life is hard,” Andrews says. “After Katrina, my Tremé will never be the same. But New Orleans culture is a permanent part of me. The gift of my sobriety is in my music now. I want to share my Tremé – my New Orleans – with the world.

Earlier Event: January 16
South Side Jazz Coalition Winter Gala
Later Event: January 17
Satchmo at the Waldorf