Wednesday 1st, April
8:00pm - 10:00pm
"a sharp post-bop piano improviser and prolific composer - breathtakingly eclectic" - The Guardian
"a considerable compositional and bandleading talent” - The Times
"irresistibly catchy” The Observer
"distictive and original compositions and consistently fine piano playing.. ..she's something special" - BBC Radio 2
"one of the most brilliant jazz musicians in the UK - an outstanding pianist and superbly fertile composer" - Penguin Rough Guide to Jazz
Andrea Vicari made her mark on the jazz scene both as a pianist and composer and has five albums under her own name as well as two records with ‘Jazz Extempore’; a multi-national project formed through a cultural exchange initiated in Croatia. Andrea has written music for this band and arranged UK tours including a recent residency at Lyth Arts Centre in Scotland. She has just released an album of original songs with vocalist Trudy Kerr called ‘The House”. Andrea has performed the Marlborough Jazz Festival with South African Trumpet star Claude Deppa; Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival with Steve Waterman; Stratford Jazz, Shrewsbury Jazz ; Scarborough Jazz Festival; and The Bulls Head Barnes with Ex Ronnie Scott sax player Mornington Lockett. She has performed with world greats Eddie Harris and Art Farmer.
Loose Tubes founder member and session drummer extraordinaire; Nic France has worked with Ian Carr's Nucleus, Allan Holdsworth, Jim Mullen, Martin Taylor, Ronnie Scott, Kenny Wheeler, Hank Crawford, David ‘Fathead’ Newman (Ray Charles’ sax player), John Taylor, Gordon Beck, L. Shankar, Mose Allison, Tim Whitehead and appeared on a TV drum clinic with Billy Cobham.He then started working in the Rock and Pop music world, with such artists as: Bill Withers [2 tours U.K. & Europe], Tanita Tikaram [3 World tours and 3 albums] and Working Week [3 European tours + Japan and 3 albums]. Recorded with Pete Townsend, Thomas Dolby and have recently played with Annie Lennox and Nigel Kennedy. Most famously he has also been working with David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) in his acoustic project of which there is a DVD; ‘David Gilmour Live’.
Dorian Lockett studied at the Guildhall School of Music before carving out a career on the London Jazz scene, playing with Phil Bent, Alan Barnes, Dave O'Higgins, Phil Robson, Dick Pearce, Clare Hirst, Don Weller, Chris Tobin etc. He taught bass guitar for five years at Morley College in London and led jazz workshops at Kingsway and Camden institute. Dorian plays on four Andrea Vicari CD's which he co-produced and is currently working with Claude Deppa and Hazel O’Connor.
Wednesday 10th, June