Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is slated to preside over his fourth annual "Treme Threauxdown" concert at the Saenger Theatre on April 28, the first Saturday of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. 

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and at the Saenger box office. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $150 plus service charges. Live Nation is the event's producer.

Andrews, a son of the Treme neighborhood, ranks among New Orleans music's most prominent breakout stars of the past decade. He's built an international fan base via non-stop touring, as he's headlined his own shows, frequented the festival circuit, and served as the opening act for a Red Hot Chili Peppers arena tour. He's performed at the White House and on the major networks' late-night TV shows, and collaborated with everyone from Prince to Rod Stewart to the Foo Fighters.

Onstage, he and his band, Orleans Avenue, intermingle rock with funk, R&B and New Orleans influences. Blue Note Records released his latest album, "Parking Lot Symphony," in 2017. 

The Treme Threauxdown has become a Jazz Fest season tradition. In years past, Jazz Fest performers ranging from Usher to Nick Jonas to Amos Lee have made surprise appearances with Shorty at the Saenger. The bill generally includes other New Orleans acts as well.

The 2018 Jazz Fest schedule has not been released yet. Since 2013, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have closed out the main Acura Stage on the festival's final Sunday. That tradition will likely continue this spring. 

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