I put this on Facebook earlier on another video and started watching more videos of him so here it is again.

When I was in junior high I went to a jazz camp in New Orleans (I played saxophone) and this little kid was there that the musicians teaching us called “Shorty”. He couldn’t read music but was probably the most talented kid at the camp. Wynton Marsalis came in one day as well and of course is one of the best known modern day jazz musicians. Little did we know Shorty would become very famous himself. He is now known as Trombone Shorty and he and his band were on the Billboard Jazz Charts for their latest album for a long time last year.

Here is my friend Shorty performing with his band:

By J. Ford

Jonathan Ford is a 2006 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. He grew up in the New Orleans suburb of Mandeville and currently lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and two pets.

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