Lucien Novak, 2, and La'Nae Hartford, 5, share flowers at Lee Circle at the New Orleans protest in solidarity for Alton Sterling.
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Trombone Shorty - I first met Troy Andrews in 1990. He was sitting with his trombone on the front steps of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. He and I were waiting for a jazz funeral to begin. He was four. The trombone was taller than he was - significantly taller. I smiled at the sight. I easily spotted his mother nearby and asked her if he could really play. She said, "Ask him." An hour or so later, I needed no more convincing as he led the parade down Esplanade. He was amazing. Years later, I was wandering the streets of old Havana when I heard a familiar sound, the faint sound of Jazz. I followed the sound until it brought me to small cafe. There sat Troy, holding court. He was just in from Amsterdam on a world tour. He was 13 if I remember correctly. Those negatives are in the Historic New Orleans Collection now along with most of our other negatives, and sadly I don't have a print. On Tuesday, Troy opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. What a show! Photo by Ted Jackson
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