Fascinating Rhythm

Fascinating Rhythm
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  • Sara Colman voice
  • Chris Gumbley saxes
  • Al Gurr piano
  • Ben Markland bass

If names such as Brubeck and Bernstein, Gershwin and Porter mean anything, then look no further than Fascinating Rhythm - a refined and entertaining new collaboration between four of the Midlands' leading jazz musicians whose warm personalities, delightfully informal style, and superb musicianship, breathe new life into classics such as: 

  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • It Ain't Necessarily So
  • I Loves You Porgy
  • Take Five
  • Blue Rondo a la Turk
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Love Being Here With You

They are available for a full concert presentation or simply to play in the background at your event.

This is all about Fascinating Rhythm, and if you love rhythm, you will find this truly fascinating.. :))

The Musicians

Sara Colman

With a voice once described as naturally soulful and emotional, connecting you and drawing you in..

Sara has been singing and writing songs ever since her teen years in Bristol. She is part of the celebrated singing trio The Passion with Liane Carroll and Jacqui Dankworth and  has just released her new solo album, Ready.

Chris Gumbley

Chris's playing career has included stints with The Temptations & Four Tops, Saxtet, B.C.M.G., English Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Roof Orchestra &The Charleston Chasers.

He hosts his own radio show, Jazzbeat, on BBC Radio Stoke, runs Gumbles Jazz Club in Stafford, and travels the world as an Associated Board Examiner.

Al Gurr

Recent work with Hayley Westenra, Blake, Alfie Boe,  Lorna Luft, and members of the CBSO on a series of Gershwin concerts, testify to Al's versatility. He has broadcast live for Classic FM 's Friday Night is Music Night and The Arts Programme, and runs his own recording studio, Algorithm.

Ben Markland

Ben's list of previous appearances straddles jazz, pop and orchestral idioms and includes Georgie Fame, Alan Barnes,  Bryan Corbett, John Etheridge, Digby Fairweather, Tim Garland, Soweto Kinch, Clare Teal (jazz), Chris de Burgh, Roger Daltrey, Barry Manilow, Cliff Richard, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Paul Young, Katherine Jenkins (pop), RPO, BCMG, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Fascinating Rhythm can also operate as a duo or trio as a more economical option. 


Take Five (inst)

Fascinating Rhythm (vocal)

I Love Being Here With You (vocal)

Instrumental mini montage

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.