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Andrew Colman

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: September 12, 1974    

Andrew Colman

Andrew Colman is a jazz flugelhorn/trumpet player and educator based in Bristol, UK. He studied with Richard Iles at Leeds College of Music and graduated in 1999 with a 1st Class (Hons) Degree in Jazz Studies. In 1999 he won the RSA Young Jazz Musician of the Year.

Andrew is busy working with his brother Mat (trombone with Herbaliser, Easy Access Orchestra etc) on an exciting project called Colman Brothers. They are writing music for film and tv and also working on original material using strings, horns and beats. Other projects include the Jamil Sheriff Octet, the Saffron Beagley Orchestra and Silhouette Ensemble, Sara Colman Band, Andy Hague Big Band, Mankala.....
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Awards

Young jazz musician of the year (UK) 1999
Fantastic bebop, wonderful vocabulary, just beautiful, really exciting. (Tina May)
A warm toned and technically assured performer… Meticulous tone control and sensitivity… (John Fordham - Jazz UK Magazine)
Consistently excellent playing… (Pete Martin - Jazz UK Magazine)
Played with dexterity and imagination… (Steve Voce - Jazz Journal International)
A new star trumpeter… (Jack Massarik - London Evening Standard)
Wonderful jazz timing. (Ack Van Rooijen)
A very nice, warm personal sound. (Peter King)
Nimble and stylish flugelhorn… (Barry Witherden - Jazz Critic)
Andrew Colman is a rare find ” a sensitive soulful musician. Andrew plays with a subtle maturity and superlative phrasing ” always a joy for a singer to work with. (Jacqui Dankworth - Jazz Musician)
Beautiful Solos (John Leonard - Jazz Diary)
Everybody’s playing on the entire album is a testament to good jazz. The rhythm section sounds great, both individually and as a unit, complementing Andrew’s lyrical style perfectly. (Dick Pearce - Liner Notes 'I Remember You')
I particularly like the integration of the group throughout the new album ‘I Remember You’, with excellent playing from all four players. Andrew Colman's playing is a particular delight with strong melodious solos and the warm and mellow sound of the flugelhorn. (Tony Dudley-Evans - Birmingham Jazz/Organiser Cheltenham Jazz Festival)

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I Remember You
33 Jazz (2009)

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