National Youth Jazz Orchestra Workshop

Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Main Hall, Ullswater Community College

Introducing our exciting new NYJO Academy, this taster workshop is for any musician interested in jazz and improvisation. Come along to see what they do – you can take part as much or as little as you like.

Workshop led by Andrea Vicari and two NYJO ambassadors

Andrea Vicari made her mark on the jazz scene both as a pianist and composer. Most recently 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. As well as being musical director of the Dordogne Jazz Summer School Andrea is a jazz piano professor and senior lecturer at Trinity Laban conservatoire – one of the leading colleges in Britain for Jazz studies.
Andrea presents a weekly radio programme on; “Andrea Vicari’s Jazz Doodles”; which debuts every Tuesday at 3pm and is repeated at various times throughout the week. In the past year she has broadcast interviews with leading jazz artists including John Taylor; Hiromi; US stars Bill Stewart; Marc Copland; John Abercrombie and Larry Goldings; plus Bill Laurance (Snarky Puppy); Omar Puente; Joe Stilgoe; Bobo Stenson and many more.