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This week's Jazz Doodles Radio Show


with music by Joey Alexander, Mark Wade, Oded Tzur, John Scofield, Ron Cha, Stablefolk, Joel A. Martin, Shai Maestro Listen at 3pm Tuesday & Thursday, 3.30pm Saturday

This Week's concert

Chris Hodgkins' Band Triple Album Launch. Thursday May 12th 8pm
Not with my band but with all these great musicians listed below led by Chris Hodgkins.

Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho)
Chris is launching three albums the 'Salute To Humphrey Lyttelton' recorded after last Novembers 17 date UK tour, the Chris Hodgkins International Quartet album 'Festooned with Trumpets' and the Vic Parker, Chris Hodgkins, Jed Williams album recorded live at the Quebec Hotel, Cardiff in January/ February 1976. The band for the launch is: Chris Hodgkins, Henry Lowther, Nick Smart (trumpets) Alison Rayner (double bass), Buster Birch (drums), Charlotte Glasson (baritone sax/clarinet/penny whistle), Alex Clarke (tenor sax/clarinet), Diane McLoughlin (alto sax/soprano sax), Mark Bassey (trombone). With special guests Andrea Vicari on piano and guitarist Phil Robson.

This week's Jazz Doodles Radio Show


with music by Lynne Arriale, Paul Booth, Emma Rawicz, Yoko Yates, Gil Evans, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Jazzanova, Asaf Harris and Ron Magril, Listen Live at 3pm Tuesday and Thursday, 3.30pm Saturday

This Week's concert

This week's Jazz Doodles show


with music by Mark Turner, Fergus McCreadie, Emma Rawicz, Danilo Perez, Trish Clowes, Malcolm Earle Smith, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Artie Zaitz and Mark Kavuma, Listen Live at 3pm Tuesday and Thursday, 3.30pm Saturday


Saturday April 23rd
Claude Deppa | Clare Hirst Band
CLF ARTS Roof Garden, 4A Station Way, Peckham

Thursday May 12th
"Salute to Humphrey Lyttelton"
Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW
Chris Hodgkins, Alison Rayner, Charlotte Glasson, Alex Clarke, Diane McLoughlin, Mark Bassey, Buster Birch, Henry Lowther

Tuesday May 17th
Tribute to Horace Silver
Fleet Jazz Club
Freddie Gavita - trumpet, Clare Hirst - Saxes, Andrea Vicari - piano, Marianne windham - bass, Dave Barry - drums

Friday May 20th
Andrea Vicari Trio
Andy Champion (bass) Abbie Finn (drums)

Lit and Phil, (lunchtime)
Bolbec Hall, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE

Darlington Jazz Opus 4 (evening)
Travellers Rest Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER

Sunday May 29th
Claude Deppa | Clare Hirst Band
The Oval Tavern
131 Oval Road, Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom

Saturday July 2nd
Ipswich Jazz Festival
Andrea Vicari's jazz Ambassadors
Paola Vera (vox) Emma Rawicz (sax)
Amy Baldwin (bass) Chiara Spigariol (drums)
Christchurch Park, Ipswich, IP4 2BX, 1pm to 7pm, Saturday, 2 July 2022

Sunday July 3rd
Claude Deppa | Clare Hirst Band
CLF ARTS Roof Garden, 4A Station Way, Peckham

Wednesday July 6th and Thursday July 7th
Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Aly, London E1 8JB
Tricity Vogue
“Master showgirl” Tricity Vogue has been a sparkling light on the UK cabaret scene since the noughties, charming audiences across the capital and the country with her wit, quirk and sauce. Inspired by 1930s bandleader Ivy Benson, Tricity Vogue’s All Girl Swing Band regularly play prestigious venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall Elgar Rooms and Wilton’s Music Hall, and have been winning hearts and wowing audiences across the UK since 2011



Sunday March 6th
Tricity Vogue
“Master showgirl” Tricity Vogue has been a sparkling light on the UK cabaret scene since the noughties, charming audiences across the capital and the country with her wit, quirk and sauce. Inspired by 1930s bandleader Ivy Benson, Tricity Vogue’s All Girl Swing Band regularly play prestigious venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall Elgar Rooms and Wilton’s Music Hall, and have been winning hearts and wowing audiences across the UK since 2011

Tuesday 8th March
International Women’s Day Jazz Special
Andrea Vicari with Emma Rawicz (sax), Chiara Spigariol (drums) and Amy Gadiaga (bass).
Olivers Jazz Bar

Wednesday March 9th
Guildford Jazz presents
Andrea Vicari's Jazz Ambassadors
Emma Rawicz  (sax) Marianne Windham (bass) Chiara Spigariol (drums)

Saturday March 12th
Steinway Two Piano Festival
Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW
Andrea Vicari and Naadia Sheriff

Sunday March 13th
Andrea Vicari Quartet
featuring Emma Rawicz (sax), Dorian Lockett (bass), Eric Ford (drums)
The Oval Tavern
131 Oval Road, Croydon, CR0 6BR United Kingdom

Sunday March 20th
The Haywood Sisters
Bull's' Head, Barnes (Lunchtime)
Starting in the roaring 20s and sashaying all the way through to modern day. Expect toe-tapping hits from the likes of The Andrews Sisters and The Ronettes, slinky choreography and witty anecdotes that will have you giggling all the way to the bar.

Wednesday March 23rd
Claude Deppa's Horns Unlimited at Rich Mix
After 20 years away, the explosive 15-piece orchestra of Claude Deppa’s Horns Unlimited returns. Directed by founder, composer and South African trumpeter Claude Deppa, the group celebrate the spirit of horns in jazz and especially South African horns legends like Dudu Pukwana and Hugh Masekela.

Friday March 25th
Andrea Vicari Band 
with Emma Rawicz (sax), Dorian Lockett (bass), Eric Ford (drums)
Olivers Jazz Bar

Saturday March 26th
Claude Deppa | Clare Hirst Band
CLF ARTS Roof Garden, 4A Station Way, Peckham (but walk ins always welcome!)

Thursday May 12th
"Salute to Humphrey Lyttelton"
Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW
Chris Hodgkins, Alison Rayner, Charlotte Glasson, Alex Clarke, Diane McLoughlin, Mark Bassey, Buster Birch, Henry Lowther


Someday My Prince Will Come

New Lessons available at

Andrea Vicari's Jazz Ambassadors at Southampton Jazz Club

Emma Rawicz | Tenor Sax solo on "Just Had To Tell Somebody"
by Dorothy Ashby arranged by Andrea Vicari

Andrea Vicari leads this combo and this latest project is one of many groups she is involved in. Andrea was a feature artist at Ronnie Scott's International Piano festival and is performing with South African Trumpet Star Claude Deppa whilst continuing to work with YazzAhmed, JazzExtempore and many others. Recent appearences include Swanage Jazz Festival; Malborough Jazz Festival; Greenwich Festival; Teignmouth Jazz Festival; The International Refugee day festival and in China at the prestigious 3rd Maritime Silk Road Art Festival , where she was the only UK artist to feature. The BBC recently broadcast the recording of Andrea for a live album with Claude Deppa at the Ipswich Jazz Festival. 

"..stimulating original compositions.. Vicari .... delivered a dazzling solo that was variously reminiscent of both Joe Zawinul and Django Bates.
The Jazz Mann

Paola Vera | Voice singer/songwriter/pianist who has been described as a ‘Jazz chick with hits’ (Richard Niles) and a ‘truly gifted improviser’ (Pete Churchill). Paola’s music blends her passion for jazz with a modern edge; a fresh take on groove, which she infuses into her own song writing and a new slant on old songs. She sites many influences including Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, James Taylor, Nat King Cole. Paola first started singing and playing the piano at the age of 13, later going on to continue her musical education at Trinity College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music after receiving the Elton John Scholarship in London. . She has since gone on to receive several awards as a singer and accompanist, including winning 2nd place in the Jazz Voices International competition in Lithuania . She has performed with many greats of the jazz scene, Kenny Wheeler, Jim Mullen, Bobby Mcferrin and many more.

“sings with dark and subtle tones” Jazzwise Magazine

Emma Rawicz | saxes
saxophonist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer with a passion for jazz in all its forms. She has been writing her own original music since the age of eight, and in more recent years has performed her original compositions in a number of situations, including playing at the 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival and headlining Ronnie Scott's club in one of it's first post-lockdown gigs where she previewed her soon-to-be-released debut album. Emma was a semifinalist in the 2020 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award competition and is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

“UK Jazz Musician you don’t want to miss” Readers Digest

Amy Baldwin | Doublebass has played with some great women musicians including Lianne Carroll, Anita Wardell, Tina May, Imogen Heap and Chrissy Lee. She's graced the stage of fabulous venues including Ronnie Scotts, Vortex, Cadogan Hall, Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. Amy also played bass for Heels of Glory: The Drag Action Musical, co-written by All Girl Swing Band leader Tricity Vogue. Over the last year she's played for the Ruben Kaye Show at Soho Theatre, Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Fantastique, and Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety Show. She's looking forward to an upcoming tour with her trio ‘Kaiyo 3’ featuring Jon Scott and Simon Purcell.

Sophie Alloway | Drums is one of the most in demand drummers in the UK. She has toured the UK, Australia and New Zealand with Roots Manuva. As well as performing on Later With Jools Holland, Mercury Music Prize, BBC Introducing, and playing festivals such as Glastonbury and Bestival. She has also toured with the Michael Jackson musical'Thriller'. Recording sessions for Roots Manuva, Hazel O'Connor, Paula Rae Gibson, Wagga Man/Theo Gordon (producer), John Hogg, Lei-An, as well as numerous gigs/recordings as a jazz drummer including with Stan Sulzman and Mornington Lockett.

Andrea Vicari / Yazz Ahmed at The Hive, REVIEW

Andrea Vicari / Yazz Ahmed at The Hive, Shrewsbury


Returning to SJN at the Hive, the breathtakingly eclectic piano improviser and composer Andrea Vicari is joined by international star Yazz Ahmed (Trumpet & Flugelhorn) and a superb rhythm section of Dorian Lockett (Bass) and Eric Ford (Drums). This intoxicating combination of backgrounds and musical experiences provides for an evening of harmonic creativity and highly focussed improvisation.

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

LITTLE SUNFLOWER JAZZ CLUB Unitarian,Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge


Doors 7pm | Show 7.30pm Tickets: £15


I've just returned from France, teaching at the Dordogne Jazz Summer School and have a series of live performances coming up around the UK you might be interested in attending. 

More lessons on Tipeee coming soon starting with "The Chicken" made famous by Jaco Pastorius, and composed by Pee Wee Ellis from James Brown's Horn section.

Sept 6th
Unitarian Church in Cambridge 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 
Andrea Vicari with George Doubles

Sept 11th
Andrea Vicari quartet featuring trumpeter Yazz Ahmed
Shrewsbury Jazz
The Hive and Media centre

October 7th
Andrea Vicari quartet featuring trumpeter Yazz Ahmed
Nottingham Jazz
The Bonnington Theatre
Andrea Vicari quartet featuring trumpeter Yazz Ahmed

October 9th
Hayward Sisters
Toulouse Lautrec

Friday 15th October
Andrea Vicari quartet featuring upcoming star Emma Rawicz on Tenor
Oliver’s jazz Bar Nevada Street

October 19th
The Jazz Ambassadors 
An all female jazz group featuring vocalist Paola Vera and saxophonist Emma Rawicz
Southampton Jazz
Jane Austin Suite of the Dolphin Hotel

Gwilym Simcock interview now on YouTube

Recently I interviewed virtuoso pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock to discuss his career to date, Metheny hook-up and whether we've all been watching too much football in lockdown (sub or dep?); on my Jazz London Radio show "JazzDoodles". Now available to listen again on YouTube Andrea Vicari’s Jazz Doodles 15.00-16.30 Tuesdays 15.00-16.30 Thursdays 15.30-17.00 Saturdays

Cantaloupe Island

New Lessons available at

Cantaloupe Island was written by Herbie Hancock the jazz pianist and I'm going to be referring to the 1964 recording from the album Empyrean Isles. This features both Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard. There are six lessons on Cantaloupe Island. I go from playing the tune, to introducing you to the form, various scales for improvising, and then in Lesson Six I analyze Herbie Hancock's solo and Freddie Hubbard's solo and give you some ideas about how you can go forward with having transcribed those particular solos, and how you can incorporate them into your practice. After that there are three bonus lessons which are designed for pianists and basically I'm going to show you how to play the groove and also how to vary it.

Lessons - play-alongs - sheet music - worksheets - transcriptions
for videos in sequence:

This Week on Jazz Doodles



#AllThisWeek on Jazz Doodles is dedicated to International Women's Day with music from Hiromi, Esperanza Spalding, Nikki Iles, Rebecca Nash, Tia Fuller, Eliane Elias, Dorothy Ashby, Yazz Ahmed, Brigitte Beraha. Listen Live on

This Week on Jazz Doodles



We are pleased to announce that we now have a new website where we are steadily uploading the lessons Andrea has recorded so far in an (hopefully) easy to access format
By using the menus at the top (or side if you are on a mobile) you should be able to follow the lessons in order for each subject and check back to the "snippets" for an easy reference guide. 
Expand to full screen on a tablet to use on your music stand. Pause, play and wind the snippets using the control buttons or use the controls on the YouTube videos.  Have fun and tell us what you think.

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Jazz Piano Day January 23rd

Andrea Vicari and Pete Churchill (along with Simon Purcell and Liam Noble) are part of this Jazz Piano Online Extravaganza this Saturday - check it out if you want a unique chance to learn with four top UK jazz educators.
Sign up here

Andrea Vicari's, support lessons snippets and more here
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St Thomas

New Lessons available at and


40 available now - more to come - subscribe to my YouTube channel for updates. If you're unfamiliar with YouTube playlists this first video shows you how to navigate quickly to the information you need. Something missing ? Ask us to record a new Snippet if what you want to learn is not yet there.

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Two jazz classics with very different styles but written on very similar chord changes

We've been busy since the summer creating Jazz Snippets and more recently consolidating last season's tutorials into single pages so you can more easily find the lessons in order. We're also linking the lessons to appropriate support lessons - often the aforementioned "Snippets" so you can rapidly check any musical terms you are unfamiliar with. This is also to make room on the front page of for the next series of lessons based on a comparison of the jazz standard "Honeysuckle Rose" with the Charlie Parker Be-Bop classic "Scrapple From The Apple" based on the same chords - with a full speed "Stride Piano" tutorial included just for fun.

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Suffolk Jazz School Zoom Workshop

Caravan with Andrea Vicari. 7pm - 8.30pm. Wednesday 9th September. £10. Join acclaimed pianist and jazz educator Andrea Vicari for this online workshop on Zoom as she delves into that great jazz classic "Caravan". Plus support lessons on Tipeee coming soon

To apply, send an email to stating which instrument you play and which workshop(s) you want to do and also send your payment of £10 to their account: Suffolk Jazz School Ltd. Starling Bank, Sort Code 60-83-71. Account no: 40427688. Please give your name as a reference and say which workshops(s) you are applying for. You can also pay by PayPal, please Neil me know if you wish to do so.

MONTY-VIDEO presents COLD DUCK TIME (Confit de Canard)

To celebrate the fact that we are still standing and keen to go ahead with this year's Dordogne jazz summer school I present on behalf of Telly "ElTel" Knight and all the Monty regulars this splendid socially distanced, lockdown downtown funker - the course signature tune back in the day.

As part of the programme "The Jamming Book" is making a comeback. An off-the-peg jamming repertoire for the socially distanced jazz musician containing parts in C, Bb, Eb, and Bass all in one book. Copies available at this year's Dordogne Jazz Summer School or online in .pdf format at with a complete set of live-trio playalongs.

Jamming Book lessons on TIPEEE

Latest lessons on the all-time favourite standard 'Autumn Leaves' following on from the Blues module containing with multipart lessons on C-Jam, Sonnymoon for Two and Billie's Bounce; and standard "Fly Me to the Moon". Also available lessons on MODES; FUNCTIONAL HARMONY: LYDIAN SCHMIDIAN etc. get prepped for Monty !

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@The Crypt, Camberwell, Friday 20th September

@Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham, Saturday February 22nd


Tuesday Feb 4 8.30 Andrea Vicari Trio + Jam

Oliver’s Jazz Club, 9 Nevada Street, Greenwich, SE10 9JL

@theotherpalace, Saturday February 1st 2020

The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA London

Jazz London Radio presents the Jazz London Radio All Stars; a special band put together to showcase the Presenters who are top musicians on the jazz scene. Andrea Vicari: piano, Deirdre Cartwright: guitar, Emily Saunders: vocals, Dorian Lockett: bass and Sophie Alloway: drums.

@The Crypt, Camberwell, Friday 20th September

@Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Saturday 19th October 2019

Stunning performance by @AVicari_Jazz Ex Tempore at brilliant @teignmouthjazz festival @YazzAhmed1 @alba_nacinovich#RosaBrunello @dhamblett @susakpress @PavilionsTQ14 @Teignbridge @visitsouthdevon

— Peter Marsh (@PeterMarsh307) October 19, 2019

@Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Saturday 19th October


Great photo set from our sellout gig @JazzliveSE5|The Crypt on Friday. Thanks to photographer Daniel Devlin @susakpress


@The Crypt, Camberwell, Friday 20th September

NJE, Sunday 22nd September

Scarborough jazz festival

National Youth Jazz Orchestra


Northern Trio Tour

Northern Trio Tour

Northern Trio Tour



Northern Trio Tour

Northern Trio Tour


Live at Ipswich Jazz Festival

The Deppa Hirst Band has performed at Marlborough; Greenwich and Swanage Jazz Festivals. The music is a mixture of Claude and Clare's eclectic compositions with influences from Township Jive to Brazilian Samba and Jamaican Reggae. Completing the lineup is pianist; composer and broadcaster Andrea Vicari and multibassist Dorian Lockett, here on electric bass and Brian Abrahams on drums. This album was recorded live at Ipswich Jazz festival.

But now from BANDCAMP

Claude Deppa

Twenty-first-century woman song

The Austerity Playbook

A new musical by Mark O'Thomas - music by Andrea Vicari - directed by André Pink

Watch the full performance from Hoxton Hall

New Jazz Ex-Temporé
international jazz ensemble at




Andrea's albums are now available to download from Bandcamp including "Lunar Spell" not previously digitally released



REVIEW BY JAZZWISE Austerity playbook review


Friday 18 January 2019 8pm

The satirical jazz musical by Andrea Vicari and Mark O'Thomas
Directed by Andre Pink for the Dende Collective

New Jazz Ex-Temporé
international jazz ensemble
Some of Europe’s best female jazz artists playing original jazz music with electronics

Andrea Vicari - piano/keyboards : Yazz Ahmed - trumpet/electronics
Rosa Brunello - double bass : Alba Nacinovich - vocals/electronics

Following on from the 2018 Jazz Extempore project in Croatia the band will be touring the UK in September 2019. 

Currently booked for Scarborough Jazz Festival


To book this band, or Andrea's other ensembles email:-


Andrea interviewed New York based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg before his sell-out gig at London's Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho. Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling composer/performers in Jazz.  Combining timeless melodicism with forward thinking lines and textures, His style and approach has created a strong following of fans around the world.  He frequently tours worldwide and records with his own groups as well artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, who says of Kreisberg "He is a passionate musician with great vision, and he is constantly in fiery pursuit of innovation." Kreisberg

Twenty-first-century woman song

Twenty-first-century Woman


Twenty-first-century Woman

Andrea is recording a charity single for International Women's Day with Joanna Forbes L'Estrange at the world famous Abbey Road Studios today (Thursday 22 November)

Abbey Road Session

Teignmouth Jazz Festival 2018

Andrea Vicari created a special arrangement for the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra played in a gala concert opening the Teignmouth Jazz Festival 2018.

Twenty-first-century Woman

Andrea will be recording a charity single for International Women's Day with Joanna Forbes L'Estrange at the world famous Abbey Road Studios this week

“Twenty-first-century woman is a gospel-style song for women’s voices and band, inspired by Oprah Winfrey’s famous 2018 Golden Globes acceptance speech. It will be recorded at Abbey Road Studios on 22nd November 2018 by stars of London’s West End scene, singers from Hollywood film soundtracks and an all-female band of top London session musicians. The recording of #twentyfirstcenturywomansong will be directed by the song’s composer, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, and released on Friday, 8 March 2019, International Women’s Day. All proceeds from downloads of the track will go to CARE International to support women and girls around the world. Find us on social media at #twentyfirstcenturywomansong "


Jazz Liburnia JazzExtemporé project 2018

Teignmouth Jazz Festival 2018

Looking forward to playing at Teignmouth Jazz Festival with my trio on Sat Nov 17th but especially with Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra on Fri 16th The Pavilions premiering a specially written new chart "Screen Time".


Jonathan Kreisberg Interview

This Week (November 6th) Andrea interviews USA guitar virtuoso Jonathan Kreisberg on Andrea Vicari's JazzDoodles show on Jazz London Radio Tuedays/Thurdays 3pm Saturday 3.30pm

Jazz Liburnia JazzExtemporé project 2018

Andrea Vicari reunites with Yazz Ahmed for this year's Jazz Ex-Tempore project November 10-15th in Croatia

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Richard Butler MBE, Performing Arts Subject Leader at UVHS, said the workshop was once in a lifetime. “It was brilliant for the students because most of them have not experienced anything like this before , to get a workshop with top professionals and an artist like Andrea Vicari is amazing"

Read the article here


National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Andrea is running some outreach workshops for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.


Jazz London Radio All Stars

Jazz London Radio believes in playing quality music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Presenters share that passion and they bring that mentality to the station on a daily basis. They are significant figures on the jazz scene, either in jazz administration or as important composers who have released great records over the years.  The Presenters will get together for a night of top class jazz, performing their best compositions for the delight of the Pizza Express Jazz Club.

Andrea Vicari (piano), Dorian Lockett (bass), Sophie Alloway (drums) + Chris Hodgkins + Emily Saunders + Kevin Davy +Deirdre Cartwright + Todd Gordon PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) OCTOBER 3RD

Full details and booking at: Pizza Express booking


Andrea Vicari interviewed internationally renowned US drum star Peter Erskine who enjoyed 'RockStar" fame as part of legendary band "Weather Report" in the 1970s before a long an illustrious career alongside musicians such as Joni Mitchell, John Taylor, Eliane Elias, Steps Ahead, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Kenny Wheeler, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Brecker Brothers, The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton, John Scofield etc. He appears on 700 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee School of Music (1992). Erskine Interview

 Andrea will be performing at the Birmingham JazzLegends Festival on Saturday May 12th with Yazz AhmedLegends
Andrea will be performing at the Greenwich Gin and Jazz Festival on Friday May 4th with The Claude Deppa and Clare Hirst Band

GiN and JAZZ
Andrea Vicari with the Julian Marc Stringle Band in November,
with Alec Dankworth and Dave Barry

CHINA 2017

3rd Maritime Silk Road Art Festival
Elvis Staniç Group

Quanzhou, China 3rd Maritime Silk Road Art Festival
Elvis Stanic - guitar, Andrea Vicari - piano, Tonci Grabusic- drums; Damjan Grbac - bass

Andrea Vicari will be travelling to Quanzhou in China to perform at major concert halls in the Silk Road festival as part of the Elvis Stanic group. Andrea has had a long-term collaboration with the Croatian guitar through their participation in the 'JazzExtempore'project.

East and West" .. demonstrates their apparently never-ending scope for harmonic creativity and highly-focused improvisation"
The Musician Magazine

Jazz Ex-Temporé “An important and enjoyable contribution to the new, emergent European jazz - full of confidence and creativity.” Dave Gelly - Observer Jazz Critic

"fabulous, fluid playing by all with Andrea’s sweet, choral vocal tone gelling the irregular bar lengths into a melodic melange." London Jazz News

The Austerity Playbook

A new musical by Mark O'Thomas
music by Andrea Vicari
directed by André Pink

Northern Stage, Barras Bridge,
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RH
With the kind support of the Economic and Social Research Council, Newcastle University and Durham University
Dende Collective in association with Mark O’Thomas and Andrea Vicari


JazzLondonRadio Allstars November 16th
Jazz live @The Crypt, St Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5, Camberwell
Trumpeters Chris Hodgkins and Kevin Davy, guitarist Deirdrie Cartwright, vocalist Emily Saunders and pianist Andrea Vicari with Dorian Lockett and Nic France

Ronnie Scott's

August 21st
Andrea will be performing on August 21st 2017 at the world famous Ronnie scott's jazz club in Soho, London as part on the annual international piano festival alongside such global greats as Peter Beets (Holland), Tord Gustavsen (Norway)


The new book of original piano pieces by

available to buy from lulu publishing

A-Rhythm-A-Tik is a collection of 27 original pieces in a variety of styles, levels and keys and is suitable for teenagers and adult learners. The music includes improvisation over simple harmonic structures and the level is from grades 3-6 (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music).
There are contemporary pieces influenced by jazz, classical , popular, TV themes and light music. Much of the music has a strong rhythmic element and identities such as swing, funk and latin. Many of the improvisations focus on groove rather than complex harmony. The arrangements are flexible and the performer can choose whether to include the improvisation or not. Rigid observing of the notated music is not necessary and again pianists may deviate from the written material as long as much of the important elements of the composition are in place. The music comes with a series of online lessons by the composer herself. LESSONS

New Recording : THE HOUSE

The House
Andrea has recorded an album of original songs and arrangements with UK based Austrailian singer Trudy Kerr - "The House" on Jazzizit records. Trudy Kerr's latest album features four original songs co-written by Andrea and Trudy; and one Vicari vocal composition; alongside Trudy's reworkings and arrangements of classic standards and lyrics set to jazz instrumental pieces.


on Jazz London Radio Tuesdays & Thursdays 3pm ; Saturdays 4pm (UK time)

London's Internet Jazz Radio Station

Andrea recently began a career as a broadcaster and journalist with a weekly show on including interviews with international jazz greats like pianist John Taylor, drummer Bill Stewart, Larry Goldings, Hiromi, Marc Copland, John Abercrombie and harmonica star Antonio Serrano.

Podcasts of her interviews can be heard here

Shows air Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm and Saturday at 3.30pm

South Africa 2016

*Andrea Vicari was appointed to the judging panel of the 2016 University of South Africa Jazz Piano competition which ran from 26 January to 06 February 2016 Unisa Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria, South Africa.



"a sharp post-bop piano
improviser and prolific composer - breathtakingly eclectic"
The Guardian

"..never-ending scope for harmonic creativity and highly-focused improvisation"
The Musician Magazine

"a considerable compositional and bandleading talent".
The Times

"irresistibly catchy"
The Observer

"distinctive and original compositions & consistently fine piano playin..she's something special"
BBC Radio 2

"Who else in jazz raises frivolity to this level of the sublime?"
Mike Butler | Metro

"one of the most brilliant jazz musicians in the UK - an outstanding pianist and superbly fertile composer" 
Penguin Rough Guide to Jazz

"frenetic, orgasmic, mindblowing"
BeBop Spoken Here

"..stimulating original compositions.. Vicari .... delivered a dazzling solo that was variously reminiscent of both Joe Zawinul and Django Bates.
The Jazz Mann