Wrap Up Rev Up - Featuring Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews along with illustrator Bryan Collier

Monday, February 2, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Join us Monday afternoon to close the exhibits and rev up for the Annual Conference in San Francisco. Start in the Exhibit Hall with discount sales and exhibitors offering special giveaways in their booths.

Internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated trombone and trumpet player Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue will get you on your feet to Wrap Up 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago and Rev Up for Annual Conference in San Francisco. This energetic jazz will include songs by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and will be followed by a conversation with award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier. Andrews and Collier will discuss their collaboration on Trombone Shorty, a lively picture book autobiography that shows how Andrews followed his dream of becoming a musician and succeeded despite the odds. (April 2015, Abrams Books for Young Readers.)

Bryan CollierHailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today he headlines the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier worked with Andrews to create his picture book autobiography that takes readers from his early dreams to international stardom. Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music. Collier has won three Caldecott Honors and five Coretta Scott King

Attendees can start Wrap Up/Rev Up celebrations any time on Monday in the Exhibit Hall with discount sales and special giveaways in exhibitors’ booths. Prizes including a free registration for 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco will be given away after the performance (you must be present to win!).

Shorty and Collier’s appearance is sponsored by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Photo Policy:
No flash photography. No audio or video recording. No photographers allowed on stage.
Still photography is OK and there is NO time or song limit for still photography.

Meeting Type: 
Included with conference registration
Last Updated: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 8:15am CST
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