The 5 O'Clock Band

The 5 O'Clock Band

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Learn how to be a leader in the follow-up picture book to the Caldecott Honor–winning Trombone Shorty


Take a tour of New Orleans with Grammy-nominated musician Troy Andrews and renowned illustrator Bryan Collier in this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Trombone Shorty


After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, a boy called Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader. He hits the streets of New Orleans to find some answers and to soak up some inspiration. Along the way, he’ll meet people who have their own special wisdom to share about being an artist, a leader, and a friend.

In The 5 O’Clock Band, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has crafted an unforgettable love letter to New Orleans, illustrated by the incomparable Bryan Collier.