the team

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
Troy, also known by his stage name Trombone Shorty, is an American musician, producer, actor and philanthropist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Troy is also an author. His first children's book, Trombone Shorty, won both a Coretta Scott King and Caldecott Award.
Troy recently released his second book, 5 O'Clock Band.
Bill Taylor
Bill is Trombone Shorty Foundation’s Executive Director and co-author of Trombone Shorty, the award-winning children’s book. Bill is a graduate of Princeton University, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and an honorary member of the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame, Bill’s passion for New Orleans and its music is a lifetime pursuit.
Nicelle Herrington
Nicelle has produced a wide variety of commercial campaigns, music videos and documentaries. Her notable work includes the short film ‘Mr.Okra' an official selection to the Sundance and Cannes Film festivals, and the critically acclaimed feature length “A Tuba To Cuba”. Most recently Nicelle produced the trio of music videos “Come On To Me” for the legendary Paul McCartney.  
Bryan Collier
Bryan is an American writer and illustrator best known for his award winning children's books. He has won six King Awards and a four-time Caldecott honor recipient. For his lifetime contribution as a children's book illustrator, Collier was a U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014.
TG Herrington
TG is an award-winning director, writer, and producer best known for The Free State of Jones starring Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey. Herrington has been tapped to write, produce and direct the upcoming film, The Polish Boxer, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Eduardo Halfon.
Diana Alvarez
Diana began her career in entertainment at Larger Than Life Productions, working with Director Gary Ross on the Best Picture Oscar nominee Seabiscuit and the animated adventure The Tale of Despereaux. In 2012, Diana served as Co-Producer on the record-setting box office hit The Hunger Games, which grossed over $690 million worldwide. Most recently, Diana served as an Executive Producer on the box-office hit Ocean’s 8 which gathered an all-female cast, including Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, and grossed $295 million worldwide. 
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