. greatwood, colin .
. musical history .
Colin is from Midlothian, Virginia where he has been playing trumpet since 2003. He originally played concert band material during middle school, but transitioned to jazz studies in high school. Colin has played with small jazz ensembles and big bands such as the Virginia Commonwealth University Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band as lead trumpet. He currently attends North Carolina State University.
Colin plays lead trumpet for The EJE, a Richmond-based fusion group, but he also composes music in the mixed styles of Earth, Wind, and Fire funk and Terence Blanchard cool small ensemble jazz. Other artists that influence Colinʼs music include Trombone Shorty, The Maurice Brown Effect, and Miles Davis. His favorite genres are big band and small ensemble jazz, funk, and alternative rock. His favorite bands are EWF, No B.S. Brass Band, and Snarky Puppy. He is currently playing in the NC State Big Band and Jazz Combos.
Colin’s radio show on WDCE is an attempt at finding a middle ground of jazz, funk, fusion, and R&B music that satisfies the long-time jazz listeners as well as the first timers. Tune in to hear more of these styles every Friday from 7-9pm on WDCE 90.1FM!
. personal message .
Hello Ladies and Gents and welcome to the Rummage!
I am really excited to be sharing my music with you all. I have always been told that I act like an 80-year-old man stuck in a 20 year old’s body. You will probably see that in the way I write and my selections. While my music is very current and funky, I love being able to find things that bridge the gap between the old guys who have been listening to jazz forever and the newbies who need something cool to get them hooked on jazz. My articles on the Rummage should be just the right mixture of eclectic artists with strong influences and new renditions of the standards. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do, and feel free to throw any suggestions for reviews my way. Share the musical love with the rest of us.
So grab a tall glass of wine and lounge in a loveseat or put on your dancing shoes no matter if you’re a heeler, a smudger, or an Oliver Twist because these artists and albums are gonna wanna make you hop, rub, and snap those fingers. Enjoy!
Yours in musical fellowship, Colin
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