Drew Nugent Talks Hot Jazz, Moshulu, and Speakeasys

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Rock On Philly: Okay, where to begin? We are going to coin you as ‘musical superman.’ You sing and play the piano, cornet, trumpet, goofus, tea kettle, and mute-a-phone.

First of all, what is a tea kettle as a musical instrument? Can you tell us a how you started and what is your favorite instrument to play?

Drew Nugent: [For the first question,] [t]he tea kettle is actually an instrument that we as a jazz band came up with. It was our own concept. [As for how I started], [w]ell, I started out on piano at age seven and the violin at age nine. I’ve been singing my whole life. They say anyone can be taught how to sing. I don’t really have a favorite instrument. The trumpet is cool and a leader/multitude instrument.

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  1. Lauren Silvestri

    September 22, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I love everything about the 1920’s Jazz Age, I’m glad people like Drew Nugent are keeping it alive for new generations.

    • Bryana Natale

      September 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Me too!

  2. Michael Comfort

    September 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I do believe that Drew could play a shoe horn if he could attach a mouth piece to it ! I stopped by Vesper tonight hoping you were there ! Awesome music buddy !

    • Bryana Natale

      September 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Probably! So talented (it’s ridiculous).

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