John Armatage

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John Armatage
Birth name John Armatage
Born (1929-08-05) 5 August 1929 (age 88)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments drums
Associated acts Pee Wee Russell

John Armatage (born 5 August 1929, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is an English jazz swing drummer and arranger, perhaps most notable for his collaborative work with Pee Wee Russell. Armatage began professional work in 1957 when he gigged with John Chilton and then recorded, toured and made a film with Bruce Turner, the film called Living Jazz (1962).[1] He has played with artists such as Pete Allen and Terry Lightfoot.


  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guides. p. 23. ISBN 1-84353-256-5.