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..
Fantastic bebop, wonderful vocabulary, just beautiful, really exciting.
A warm toned and technically assured performer… Meticulous tone control
(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.
Nimble and stylish flugelhorn…
(Barry Witherden - Jazz Critic)
Andrew Colman is a rare find