Hugh Coltman in Ramatuelle

Ramatuelle Jazz Festival 2018

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Hugh Coltman — Singer
Frédéric Couderc — Clarinetist
Jérôme Etcheberry — Trumpeter
Jerry Edwards — Trombonist
Didier Havet — Hornist
Freddy Koella — Guitarist
Gael Rakotondrabe — Pianist
Raphael Chassin — Drummer

Program notes

At Jazz à Ramatuelle 2018, Hugh Coltman and his musicians perform original compositions, some of which almost sound like satirical fables, highlighted by feverish rhythms and harmonies with pop, rock and blues undertones. The talented 50-year-old English singer has shaped his boisterous voice throughout a career that began with the rock band The Hoax, formed in 1990. Here, with seven top-notch musicians, he brings considerable energy to the festival stage, tinged with humor and an infectious good mood.

It is through exceptional collaborations with blues figures of the last century such as B.B. King that Coltman has managed to make a name for himself on the contemporary jazz scene. In 2007, he joined forces with Belgian pianist Eric Legnini during his tour with Afro Jazz Beat. It is only in 2014, after paying tribute to his mentor with his album Recession - A tribute to B.B. King, that he gets the critical acclaim he deserves, and wins the voice of the year award at the 2017 Victoires du jazz.

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Directed by:
Amos Rozenberg
Venue: Ramatuelle (Ramatuelle, France)
Production date: 2018
Duration: 1 h 35 min
Production: Paramax Films/Sesama
Resolution: Full HD