Charlie & The Tropicales
Trombonist Charlie Halloran seems to be everywhere at once in New Orleans. A fixture of the Crescent City's traditional jazz and Frenchmen Street scene, Charlie's 60’s-style Caribbean lounge band, the Tropicales, entertain regularly at Zony Mash, The Spotted Cat and DBA. He’s recorded prolifically, appearing on Jon Cleary’s Grammy winning Go-Go Juice and followup Dynamite and Maria Muldaur’s Grammy nominated Don’t You Feel My Leg. Charlie has released 5 albums under his own name, and made countless records alongside the Squirrel Nut Zippers, John Boutte, Rickie Lee Jones, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, the Panorama Jazz Band, The Shotgun Jazz Band, the Palmetto Bug Stompers, Pokey Lafarge, Luke Winslow King, Alex McMurray, you name it. Additionally, Charlie’s horn is in the background on plenty of episodes of NCIS New Orleans, Treme, and other films and television programs produced in New Orleans.