"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Troy Andrews (aka Trombone Shorty) is a trombone and trumpet player from the New Orleans area who is known for his high-energy, quirky take on the jazz genre. From reworked versions of standards such as "When the Saints Go Marching In," to unlikely covers of rock and pop songs like AC/DC's "Back in Black" and Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On," he revels in bringing a bit of firecracker irreverence to what can often be a stuffy genre. Andrews attempts to make the audience feel like a part of the show by offering up call-and-response group vocals and encouraging everyone to clap and dance along. His feel-good style has gained prominence over recent years and in 2005, Andrews became a member of Lenny Kravitz's recording and performing horn section.
Pianist George Winston was born in Michigan and grew up in Miles City, Montana where he was inspired by blues, rock and jazz to learn how to play the organ. After hearing recordings of 1920s and 1930s stride pianists, he switched to acoustic piano in 1971 and focused on learning stride piano and folk piano. Only a year after he made the switch, Winston released his first solo piano album, Ballads and Blues, in 1972. Winston is well known for his charity work, including his 2001 album Remembrance- A Memorial Benefit, which benefited the people affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks, and Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions- A Hurricane Relief Benefit from 2006. With over ten solo albums under his belt, Winston continues to study the art of piano as well as guitar, continuously recording original compositions and covers of his favorite musicians.
Justin Townes Earle is an Americana singer/songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of noted musician Steve Earle and had an intensive musical upbringing. Getting his start playing with his father's backing band The Dukes, but simultaneously developing a serious drug addiction, Earle was fired from the band when his drug problems began interfering with his performances. After a couple overdoses, Earle finally sought rehab and began serioulsy focusing on music. His first album, 2007's Yuma, released on his own record label J-Trane, established Earle as a preeminent musician who isn't afraid to look to the past for musical influences.