I got a chance to work with Mystikal and Mannie Fresh and Juvenile and all these people as I was growing up, and so that really influenced everything I do.

We have to let the younger generations take our music - and approach it the way they want - but just teach them where it all comes from.

As a kid, I would wake up, and there'd be a jazz funeral while I'm walking to school. And when I come home, you can find Rebirth band playing for a birthday party the same day.

New Orleans is like my blood; it's not going anywhere. And then I just take different things that I've learned over the years and add them to what I'm doing with the natural New Orleans sound.

Music in New Orleans has always been the heartbeat that drives the city. It was that even before Katrina, and that's what we had to rely on after the storm.

When we're ready to do the dress rehearsal, we'll rehearse in the dark. No lights. The reason why I do that is because I don't want the band to rely on me for anything. 'Cause anything can happen - I might stop singing or unplug the mic, just so everybody knows: Keep going, no matter what.

That's the way New Orleans is. It's driven by the music.

I grew up listening to the Neville Brothers and the Rebirth Brass Band.

New Orleans is like a big musical gumbo. The sound I have is from being in the city my whole life.

Actually, I started off playing by ear and being around a bunch of musicians playing in the streets in the different parades.

Australia is one of my favorite places to play - it's a crazy experience.

I spent a lot of time with the Neville Brothers and Dr. John and different people. They play different styles of music, and it allowed me to learn different styles.

We're not really trying to do anything besides represent where we come from, and that's New Orleans.

Whenever I go jamming, people are looking to cut me. The young ones learn my stuff and come play it at me, and I have to learn other stuff. I feel a lot of pressure. But it's cool. It's a good pressure.

I'm very proud of my band and my musicians.

If I have to be considered any type of jazz artist, it would be New Orleans jazz because New Orleans jazz never forgot that jazz is dance music and jazz is fun. I'm more influenced by that style of jazz than anything else.

Certain jazz musicians just copy what was done 100 years ago. The music won't grow if nobody takes a risk.

Hopefully, I can stay around a lot of young musicians and feed off of them.

My only time off is when I'm sleeping.

Since I'm born here, my music will always have some New Orleans elements.

I was given a horn at an early age. I never really got a chance to think about doing anything else until I was about 18, when I realized I could do something else if I wanted to. In my teens, I was rolling in it.

I love to play. That's always been my passion.

It was just music all day... My neighbors were musicians, and my brother and my family and everybody... It was just a musical neighborhood. I think the neighborhood was such a good family type of vibe for me that I didn't even realize some of the people weren't my real family till later on in life.

I just want to spearhead and lead a new style of New Orleans music.

I always dreamed of playing a show with Bono and Edge and the guys in Green Day.

Life would be pretty boring if I didn't explore. It's about letting my ears take me on an adventure

At the end of the day, I'm a New Orleans musician. Whatever that means.

One thing I've learned in life is that natural talent only takes you so far, and I've always wanted to grow.

When I'm creating a song, I'm thinking of a hip-hop beat playing on a live drum set - kinda like the Roots would do. I will put New Orleans music on top of that with some other rhythms.

We didn't know music had all these names. We made up SupaFunkRock on a plane when a flight attendant asked us what we play.

I've lost a bunch of friends - some of them in jail, some of them made bad choices, some of them aren't where they should be.

I was put on so many different musical stages growing up that I didn't think about what kind of music we played. I just thought music was music.

When I play the trumpet, I'm in a different character.

Music is changing. I'm just doing what I'm doing, and hopefully in the next 20, 30 years, some kids can take what I'm doing and change it again. If the music doesn't move, then it's dead.

I never really listened to any particular trombone players.

Music brings unity.

All New Orleans music is based off dance music, even jazz.

Rock guitar is one of my favourite sounds.

Everyone who hears our music loves it, but how many people get to hear it?

I just wanted to keep growing and touring with my band.

We come from New Orleans, so everything is emotional - for, once the music takes over, and we start blowing, we go into a different zone that takes over our whole body.

I had a lot of older musicians looking out for me, teaching me, and showing me things when they saw how interested I was in music from a young age. They would take me to the side and just play some things in my ear, and I would try to play it back to them.

I've grown up in the Treme, and I played in a bunch of brass bands. My brother, James Andrews, had a brass band.

I've dreamed a lot of things and a lot of them have come true. The Grammy nomination was the last thing on my list before I had to write a new one. So I'm working on a new one.

What's crazy about my life is that the biggest things that have happened just happen.

I may be taking a different approach, being a guy leading a band with a trombone, but if you take that out of it and put in a guitar or keyboard, it would be considered funk-rock music.

Everywhere I go around the world, we have fans of New Orleans. Sometimes we go places, and people don't really know who we are, but they know New Orleans, and once we say we are from New Orleans, we have a lot of supporters.

I listen to Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, U2, and it becomes part of me, comes out in my music. Wherever it goes, there will always be the fabric of New Orleans in it.

I wanted to become a better entertainer, and I learned from my brother James Andrews. And I've been studying some tape of James Brown and different people.