TicketMOMster review: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ The Burt, June 26 / 2016 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival – Jazz Winnipeg
WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!! End of review.
…are you still reading? I can’t use any other words to describe it better than that. I don’t know what else to tell you. Oh wait, there’s this…HEE HEE HEEEEEEEE!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!
Alright. I’m going from memory, because I didn’t write a single word in my notebook. I wrote the title and then never opened it again; I was waaaaaay too busy dancing.
One of the most fun bands in the city opened the show. My own Mother hates jazz, but if I tell her I’m going to see Dirty Catfish Brass Band (DCBB), she says “Oh I love that band!”
Anyone who follows this blog knows I can’t write a proper review about DCBB. The last thing I want to do when they start playing is sit with a notebook and write what’s going on. I want to move; I want to LIVE IT!
So, I have nothing constructive to say about their performance other than it was fun (as usual) and felt a touch stifled.
“A touch stifled” for the DCBB is a regular musician’s “energetic show”, so it doesn’t matter. But I have seen them livelier.
I haven’t seen the trombone player before (I don’t know who he was) and I also haven’t seen the band use a harmonica before. I’m sitting in front of my screen with two thumbs up. Harmonica is my weakness; loved it!
If I had to use one word to describe a Trombone Shorty’s show, I would use the word…energetic. From the moment they stepped on stage, to the moment they left, the show was nothing but energy and power. Even the slow songs (I think there was only one) had more energy than most slow songs.
Which songs did they play? All the rocking/jazzy/funky ones that make you want to dance, clap and jump. And there was plenty of that.
My one complaint was that the sound wasn’t great. There was too much drum and bass and not enough sax or lead mic. From the first balcony, it was hard to hear some of what Troy was saying. Other than that, super fun show and totally energetic.
During the encore, the band stepped away from the microphones and played When The Saints Go Marching In and I swear it felt like we were on the street in New Orleans. I loved that part.
I have to tell you what happened because I’m still laughing. My girlfriend and I were dancing in the first balcony and near the end of the show, Troy and BK Jackson (sax) were throwing beads and t-shirts into the audience.
BK threw a shirt into the first balcony, HIT the sleeping elderly lady in the chair next to me, and BOUNCED into my chair. LOL! I almost died laughing. Infants and the elderly can sleep through anything. It’s amazing! And that’s how I got my Trombone Shorty shirt. Thanks guys!
This was such a great way to end Jazz Fest. G’ah! I’m all pumped up. How am I going to sleep tonight? What a celebration, thanks Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, DCBB and Jazz Winnipeg!
TicketMOMster is a Rock and Jazz-loving Mom; single-handedly keeping Ticketmaster alive in Winnipeg. Follow her musical journey here: www.facebook.com/TicketMOMsters