Drummer, Arranger, Composer



  • 3rd Chair Texas All State Jazz 

  • 2nd Chair Texas All State Jazz 

  • 4th Chair Texas All State  Jazz

  • Essentially Ellington 2020 Outstanding Drummer

  • Essentially Ellington 2020 Outstanding Rhythm Section

  • 2020 Downbeat Student Music Awards, Best High School Jazz Combo

  • 2020 Downbeat Student Music Awards, Best High School Composition (with Connor MacLeod)

  • 2020 Vail Jazz All Star Sextet.



Colman Burks is 18 years old and plays drum set in the Plano West Senior High School Jazz Orchestra as well as the Plano West Jazz Combo (funded by the Herbie Hancock Jazz Institute) He currently plays with multiple groups including: The Generations trio and sextet, Addis, Maybe no Moons, NVMND. Colman studied classical piano during elementary school and joined beginning percussion in sixth grade. Always intrigued and interested in the drum set, he got one for Christmas and never looked back. Inspired by his Cousin Stanton Moore as well as Mentor Stockton Helbing he began to explore funk and jazz styles.


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