Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Duane Andrews with Dwayne Cote Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Andrews’ music is the product of a great ear, an adventurous spirit and a love of music that is beyond category. His unique musical vision  makes work the seemingly impossible combination of traditional Newfoundland music and the Gypsy jazz of the legendary Django Reinhardt.

After graduating from the jazz studies program at St. Francis Xavier University with honors, Andrews spent several years studying contemporary music composition at the Conservatoire International de Paris and at the Conservatoire National de Region in Marseille, France. It was during his time in France that Reinhardt’s music had a profound impact on Andrews. Upon returning to his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, he began fusing traditional Newfoundland music with Reinhardt’s style and his own original compositions.

This work resulted in his 2004 debut solo CD “Duane Andrews”; the 2006 release of the multiple award winning “Crocus”; and his 2008 release, “Raindrops” which features a collaboration with the Atlantic String Quartet.

Joining the award-winning guitarist, composer, producer and international performer at Unity College Centre will be Cote, a renowned Cape Breton fiddler. Tickets are $10.

For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org. Next up at Unity College Centre are singer/songwriters Catherine McLellan, Ryan LeBlanc and Old Man Luedecke Thursday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.