Colin Hoorweg is regarded as one of Australia’s finest Jazz drummers and Jazz Educators. He has been a professional drummer for more than fifty years and has taught the instrument for almost as long. Colin was a member of the ANU Jazz Faculty since its inception in 1985. His performing career has covered virtually every style of music from Jazz to Classical and even includes two years of playing traditional Shona tribal music from Zimbabwe. He has played with most of Australia’s’ finest Jazz musicians including Dale Barlow, Don Burrows, George Golla, Julian Lee, Kerrie Biddell, James Morrison, Bob Sedegreen, Graeme Lyall, Johnny Nicole and Tony Gould. Since the early 1980’s Colin has had the opportunity to perform with many internationally renowned musicians. Some of his favourites include; Nat Adderly, Richie Cole, Bobby Shew, Scott Hamilton, Lee Konitz, Warren Vache, Plas Johnson, Phil Wilson, Gene Rogers, Red Holloway, Wild Bill Davidson, Joe Newman, Cal Collings and Mundell Lowe among others.
In 1999 Colin released his critically acclaimed solo CD “Coexistence”. He is a year 2000 Churchill Fellow and was nominated for the 2001 Canberra Artist of the year award. Now retired from the ANU he continues to perform, notably with popular world music band Malumba and occasional jazz gigs with Wayne Kelly and Miroslav Bukovsky amongst others.