Trombone Shorty returns to his alma mater to host “Toys From Troy” for local children

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Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews signs a book for his former teacher Rozetta Millner during the “Toys From Troy” event at Warren Easton Charter High School on Friday.

Photos by Zach Brien, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, internationally-renowned trombonist and Warren Easton graduate, returned to his alma mater on Friday, Dec. 21 bearing gifts. Andrews hosted his second annual “Toys From Troy” toy giveaway. The second annual event also featured pictures with Santa and a performance by students at the Trombone Shorty Academy.

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews signs copies of his children’s book, “5 O’Clock Band.”

Bill Taylor, director of the Trombone Shorty Foundation, introduces the “Toys From Troy” event.

A band from the Trombone Shorty Academy performs for the children during the “Toys From Troy” event at Warren Easton.

Bella, left, and Trumaine Nelson, pick out toys on Friday.

Loreal Bart, left, senior at Warren Easton High School, paints Dillon Dixon’s face.

Jeremiah Bowser, 2, poses for a photograph with Santa Claus.

Elvin King, sophomore at Warren Easton, performs with the Trombone Shorty Academy.

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