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KU Presents Concert Ticket Sales Begin August 4

July 23, 2015

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Ticket sales for KU Presents! 2015-2016 concerts will go on sale to the public beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the KU Presents! Box Office at 610-683-4092 or by visiting the KU Presents! Box Office on the 2nd floor of Schaeffer Auditorium.  The box office is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 

Online ticket sales will begin Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 at www.kutztownpresents.org.  To view all of the 2015-2016 KU Presents! schedule go to www.kutztownpresents.org

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Operation Replay Instrument Collection 

6:30 p.m.  New Orleans Style Lawn Party

7:30 p.m.  Trombone Shorty Performance

Tickets: $ 39.00/Student $ 17.00/KU Student ID $ 10.00

A Sesquicentennial Event

 

The KU Presents! 27th Performing Artist Series season kicks off with New Orleans native and musical prodigy, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and his longtime band, Orleans Avenue, with their high energy brand of big brass, funk, and jazz performed "NOLA"-style. This former child trombone and trumpet prodigy from the Tremé neighborhood of the French Quarter started his music career at the age of six (when his trombone was taller than he was!) and has emerged as New Orleans' breakthrough star.  Featured on the New Orleans episode of HBO's Sonic Highways and Tremé, and with memorable performances at the Grammy Awards, the NBA All Star Game Halftime Show, and the White House in honor of Black History Month - Trombone Shorty is hailed as the ambassador of the New Orleans sound.  Since 2013, his band has been chosen to play the closing set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a prestigious honor in the world of true music lovers.

Along with collaborations with a diverse "Who's Who" in music - Prince, The Neville Brothers, U2, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Foo Fighters, and Mark Ronson - recent projects for Trombone Shorty have included performing the theme song to the new Odd Couple TV show and authoring a children's book about growing up in the New Orleans musical family. His Trombone Shorty Foundation has been honored for its charitable work in music education and in preserving and perpetuating the unique musical culture of New Orleans through donations of quality instruments to schools in need.

In recognition of that spirit and that time-honored tradition of "passing it on", KU Presents! will be partnering with the Reading Musical Foundation's Operation Replay to raise awareness of the need in Berks County.  Operation Replay, sponsored by Zeswitz Music Company, provides used instruments to financially disadvantaged students who would like to participate in a community or school music program.  Instrument donations are tax deductible and a wonderful way to provide a deserving child with an opportunity to make great music.   Instrument donations may be brought to Schaeffer Auditorium on the night of the Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue show, with a representative from RMF and from Zeswitz on site to collect them.

Also that night, starting at 6:30 p.m., KU Presents! will be celebrating the University's  Sesquicentennial with the one year countdown to KU's Founders Day by hosting a New Orleans-style lawn party in front of Schaeffer before the performance.  Schaeffer Lane will transform into Bourbon Street with food, fun, and KU's very own brass ensemble filling the air.