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.

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

Profession: Musician
Nationality: American

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New Orleans made me who I am.

That always has been one of my dreams, to be able to appeal to a bunch of people.

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

I need New Orleans. And New Orleans needs me.

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.

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

I've been playing music since I was four, so it's part of my life. It's all I know. It's just a part of my everyday living.

It doesn't matter where we are. We can be marching down the streets of New Orleans, or we can be onstage in front of 15,000 people. As long as I know that I'm about to put my horn to my mouth and play some notes, that's what I most look forward to.

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 just play music. That makes my whole day. I can practice and be happy.

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

No matter what kinds of problems we might be going through, or what kinds of problems the world might be going through, music is the place where we can all get along. We can all jam.

I didn't know what the word 'genre' meant till I was twenty years old.

The music always takes us to different places. We'll just continue to play and see what doors open from there.