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
#AllThisWeek on www.jazzlondonradio.com 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 http://jazzlondonradio.com
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
http://www.jazzsnippets.com 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.
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 https://www.theonlineukjazzcourse.com/pianodaydetails
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. https://www.youtube.com/channel/andreavicari
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 en.tipeee.com/andreavicari 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.
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 https://en.tipeee.com/andreavicari
To apply, send an email to email@example.com 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 https://en.tipeee.com/andreavicari 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 !
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
Andrea Vicari and Yazz Ahmed with the New Jazz Extempore Band(see below for details!!) at the Crypt in Camberwell Details of the band are below and this is a rare opportunity to see this band with Europeans and many women (myself included!). https://www.jazzlive.co.uk
Andrea Vicari and ‘New Jazz Extempore’Some of Europe’s best female jazz artists playing original jazz music with electronics. Andrea Vicari (UK) - piano, Yazz Ahmed (Bahrain/UK) - trumpet, Rosa Brunello (Italy)- Bass, Alba Nacinovich (Croatia) - vocals; Dave Hamblett (UK) drums.
Andrea Vicari "a sharp post-bop piano improviser and prolific composer - breathtakingly eclectic" (The Guardian) has five albums under her own name; recently performed at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Festival; and The Jazz Caféwith Claude Deppa. Returning to the 2019 Scarborough Festival with this band. She has performed with world greats Eddie Harris and Art Farmer.http://www.andreavicari.com
Yazz Ahmed,an international jazz star who seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage.
Rosa Brunello(bass) “manages to bring to mind the intelligent storm of Weather Report, the visionary insight of John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, the flickering unpredictability of the themes of Ornette Coleman”,“..a young artist with a distinctive vision and the determination to make it real.” (Brian Morton)http://www.rosabrunello.com
Alba Nacinovich(Croatia)has “A voice in between Morissette and Natasha Khan by way of Björk, astounding for her vocal variety and capacity to challenge the impossible… sonic inventions of remarkable refinement.”
Dave Hamblett(UK) is a first-call drummer on the burgeoning young London Jazz scene with artists including Ivo Neame, Snowpoet, Elchin Shirinov, Flying Machines, Abram Wilson, Escape Hatch, Duncan Eagles ; plus legends George Garzone and the late Kenny Wheeler. http://www.whirlwindrecordings.com/dave-hamblett/
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.
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."
“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".
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 http://www.jazzlondonradio.com
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"
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)
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).
Andrea will be performing at the Birmingham JazzLegends Festival on Saturday May 12th
with Yazz Ahmed
Andrea will be performing at the Greenwich Gin and Jazz Festival on Friday May 4th
with The Claude Deppa and Clare Hirst Band
Andrea Vicari with the Julian Marc Stringle Band in November,
with Alec Dankworth and Dave Barry
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 http://www.northernstage.co.uk/
With the kind support of the Economic and Social Research Council, Newcastle University and Durham UniversityDende Collective in association with Mark O’Thomas and Andrea Vicari
EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL
JazzLondonRadio Allstars November 16th
Jazz live @The Crypt, St Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5, Camberwell http://www.jazzlive.co.uk/
Trumpeters Chris Hodgkins and Kevin Davy, guitarist Deirdrie Cartwright, vocalist Emily Saunders and pianist Andrea Vicari with Dorian Lockett and Nic France
INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL
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)
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
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.
ANDREA VICARI presents JAZZ DOODLES
on Jazz London Radio Tuesdays & Thursdays 3pm ; Saturdays 4pm (UK time)
Andrea recently began a career as a broadcaster and journalist with a weekly show on JazzLondonradio.com 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. http://www.jazzlondonradio.com
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.
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”. Most recently Andrea has performed the Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Festival; Swanage, Marlborough and Ipswich Jazz Festivals with South African jazz stars Claude Deppa and Brian Abrahams; 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 www.jazzlondonradio.com; "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.