Trombone Shorty is not just the stage name of one of New Orleans' most famous t-bone players; it's since become a sort of shorthand for a new kind of superhero down in the Crescent City. When news hit of a robbery that plagued an aspiring 14-year-old's music career, T. Short took to his fan base to help the youth recover.
Per NoLA, a ninth-grader at Edna Karr High School was mugged on his walk home from Berkley Drive. An armed assailant jumped out of a passing car and held the freshman at gunpoint for his instrument.
For several years now, Troy Andrews (Trombone Shorty's birth name)--with the aid of his Trombone Shorty Foundation--has been successful in equipping musically-inclined youths with the tools and resources necessary to find their way.