Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews once again teams up with award winning illustrator Bryan Collier to craft another unforgettable love letter to his home city of New Orleans. In this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a tour of his beloved New Orleans. After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader. He hits the streets of New Orleans to find some answers and soak up inspiration. Along the way he’ll meet street musicians, a favorite restaurant owner, and the famous Mardi Gras Indians. Each has some NOLA-bred wisdom to share with Shorty about being an artist, a leader, and a friend.
The 5 O’Clock Band hits the shelves June 19th, 2018 through ABRAMS Books and can be found wherever books are sold.