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Not My Job: Trombone Shorty Gets Quizzed On Obscure Musical Instruments

Musician Trombone Shorty attends the 63rd NBA All-Star Game 2014 at the Smoothie King Center on February 2014 in New Orleans.

This week, we've brought the show to New Orleans, where Troy Andrews — better known as Trombone Shorty — began playing music at age 4. He was touring with his brother's band by age 6, and went to the same performing arts academy as Harry Connick Jr., Terence Blanchard and the Marsalis brothers. Now, just shy of 30, he's doing his part to spread New Orleans music around the world.

We've invited him to answer three questions about obscure musical instruments.

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