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Jazz Talent Bassed Without Drums

There will be rhythm and music in one set at this month’s Coventry Jazz festival, but there won’t be any drums.

Young Jazz Musician of the Year Andrew Colman is to put on a free show without a single tub-thumper in sight.

Normally, the drums are the centrepiece of any group in the jazz world. But 25-year-old Andrew has developed an unusual sound by dispensing with them.

He will be playing at with his quartet at Falstaffs at the Belgrade Theatre for an afternoon on Saturday 26 August.

Andrew, who plays trumpet and flugelhorn, will be is instead accompanied by piano, bass and flute. 

He said:

"I take my inspiration from Chet Baker, who played without a drummer in the 70's and 80s.

“I find the bass provides the rhythm and together with the flute it makes a more melodic and intimate sound."

Andrew also said that more young people such as himself should consider listening to jazz music. 

He said:

"A lot of people think jazz music is Louis Armstrong and old style jazz which they can't relate to.  It's important that people realise jazz can be funky and lively and contain some really nice songs".

The Andrew Colman quartet join a host of other musicians for the five-day festival  from 24 to 28 August, which takes place in various city centre venues and includes Britain's biggest selling jazz artist, Andy Sheppard and piano legend McCoy Tyner.

For festival ticket and booking information contact the Coventry Tourist Information Centre at Bayley Lane, Coventry 024 7683 2303 /2304.

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