THE DORDOGNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL 2015

MAIN TUTORS
WEEK ONE BOTH WEEKS WEEK TWO
Mark Lockheart Dordogne Jazz Summer School
Quentin Collins Dordogne Jazz Summer School
Nic France Dordogne Jazz Summer School
Andrea Vicari Dordogne Jazz Summer School
Dorian Lockett Dordogne Jazz Summer School
Jonathan Bratoeff Dordogne Jazz Summer School
Mornington Lockett Paola Vera Dordogne Jazz Summer School Duncan Eagles Dordogne Jazz Summer School
 Quentin  Collins
 trumpet
Nic
France

drums
 Andrea
 Vicari

 piano
Dorian  Lockett
 basses
  Jon
 Bratoeff

 guitar
Mornington Lockett
saxes
Duncan
Eagles

Foundation
Course
WEEK ONE & TWO

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

ANDREA VICARI Dordogne Jazz Summer School

www.andreavicari.com


"a brilliant young British talent" Humphrey Lyttleton



ANDREA VICARI (PIANO)
Bmus. PGCE. DJGSM
 
Born in Miami Florida, educated at Cardiff University and The Guildhall in London where she formed her first important group with Julian Arguelles & Stuart Hall on Bass. She has since released four CDs in her own name, "Suburban Gorillas"; "Lunar Spell"; "Tryptych" and 2007s "Mango Tango".....

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WEEK ONE  

SAXOPHONES WK1

Mark Lockheart Dordogne Jazz Summer School
www.marklockheart.co.uk


"Lockheart is a consummate saxophonist and a original and versatile composer"
The Rough Guide to Jazz
MARK LOCKHEART
Mark is acknowledged as one of the most distinctive saxophone voices in Britain today. He came to prominence in the mid 1980’s with the popular British big-band Loose Tubes and after recording and touring with Loose Tubes, Roger Dean , Django Bates, Prefab Sprout and Annie Whitehead started his own group in 1989. This group , which also included Huw Warren and Dudley Phillips performed at various European festivals and played two stints at Ronnie Scott’s in London. Mark started composing for his group and that led to commissions from Scottish Arts to write a multi-media piece based on the religious festival of Semana Santa (1991), a saxophone quintet entitled Chorinho (1995) and Dance for Anne Frank (1992) a piece for Avis Von Herder’s Dance Company. Currently working with the Mercury nominated "Polar Bear" alongside Seb Rochford and Pete Wareham, he was also a featured artist in the opera "Anna Nicole" at the Royal Opera House in London.

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WEEK ONE & TWO

JB

"Bratoëff's brittle phrasing and rhythmic energy put him up there with leading UK guitarists such as Mike Outram, Phil Robson and Mike Walker'
The Guardian


GUITAR

JONATHAN BRATOËFF
During his time in London this French guitarist became an important part of the UK jazz scene. He is a founding member of the award winning F-IRE collective playing alongside jazz luminaries Seb Rochford, Pete Wareham, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Arthurs, Ben Davis, Nick Ramm and many others including Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, Soweto Kinch, Orphy Robinson, Shabaka Hutchings.

Jonathan has recorded five albums as a leader. His debut Episode (2001) featuring F-IRE collective members Seb Rochford and Ben Davis amongst others, the critically acclaimed album Between Lines (2005) featuring Seb Rochford, Pete Wareham and Tom Mason, the more electric and electronic sounding album Points of Perception (2006) an experimental duo with NY drummer Chris Vatalaro  (Ralph Alessis, Michael Cain, Antibalas) entitled Chapters (2009) and finally his last Quartet album entitled Mindscapes (2010) and featuring Tom Mason again plus new members Mark Hanslip and DJSS alumni,  drummer James Maddren. Jonathan now lives in Berlin.

www.jonathanbratoeff.com



WEEK ONE
Nic France Dordogne Jazz Summer School

DRUMS

NIC FRANCE
Loose Tubes founder member and session drummer extraordinaire; Nic 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’.

WEEK TWO
VOICE Paola Vera Dordogne Jazz Summer School

www.paolavera.com
PAOLA VERA  Mmus
An experienced and highly skilled teacher, performer and workshop leader specialising in voice and piano, having just completed a Masters degree (Mmus distinction) from The Royal Academy of Music, London, after taking her Bmus at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.  Also a fluent Spanish speaker from her Venezuelan heritage.

Recent performances include Ronnie Scotts, 606 Jazz club, Pizza Express Dean St, Matt and Phreds, The Vortex; + The Isle of Wight, Ashford and Ramsgate jazz festivals. Paola has released her own album "Spellbound" produced by Paul Booth (Steve Winwood), and engineered by Grammy nominated sound-engineer James Towler. Currently working on a new CD with esteemed producer Richard Niles (Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Kylie Minogue). Recent radio airplay includes a feature of my performance at ‘The Steinway Festival’ held at Pizza Express Dean St, broadcast on Jazz line-up radio 3.

"Sings with beautiful measured phrasing and dark tones"
Jazzwise Magazine

WEEK TWO

SAXOPHONES

Mornington Lockett Dordogne Jazz Summer School

"One of the most accomplished
contemporary improvisers ...with a fearsome technique and an advanced harmonic approach "
Time Out


" Sounds like Hendrix on sax " Noel Gallagher

MORNINGTON LOCKETT BA (hons)
Tenor saxophonist Mornington Lockett studied at Dartington College Of Arts in Devon before moving to London to attend the Guildhall School Of Music And Drama. As a member of the Ronnie Scott Sextet, Mornington worked extensively in Britain and abroad. He has recorded with Ronnie Scott, guitarist Jim Mullen, drummer Martin Drew, singers Sarah Jane Morris, Claire Martin and Ian Shaw and US bass guitarist, Jo Hubbard. He is a visiting professor of saxophone at the Royal College.

myspace.com/morningtonlockett

WEEK ONE
Quentin Collins Dordogne Jazz Summer School

www.quentincollins.com

"Collins brings a bright crisply articulated Lee Morgan-esque intensity to proceedings..and a soft, brassy lyricism"
John Fordham,
The Guardian



TRUMPET

QUENTIN COLLINS
Quentin Collins is currently a member of the Mike Garrick Big Band, Jean Toussaint quintet, and has just released his second CD as co-leader with saxophonist Brandon Allen, "What's It Gonna Be?" Quentin lists Booker Little, Duke Ellington and Alex Spiagin amongst his musical influences. Recently seen on a nationwide tour with his own band featuring Micheal Janisch and Jim Hart.

WEEK TWO

FOUNDATION COURSE LEADER

Duncan Eagles Dordogne Jazz Summer School
DUNCAN EAGLES Bmus (hons)
After studying at the Dordogne Jazz Summer School (yes, we have to take all the credit) Duncan established himself on the UK Jazz Scene performing with top jazz musicians including Dave O’Higgins, Derek Nash, John Etheridge, Gary Husband, Alex Hutton, Jason Rebello, Kit Downes and Shabaka Hutchings. Duncan first picked up the saxophone at 16 years of age and at 18 was accepted onto the Jazz course at the the Trinity College Of Music....

...where he studied with Russel Van Den Berg, Jean Toussaint, Mark Lockheart and Andrea Vicari. At just 19 years old he won the Spike Robinson saxophone award. At 21 Duncan became involved with Tomorrows Warriors and regularly appears in the houseband that hosts the monthly jam session at the Spice of Life. He is currently writing and gigging with his trio Partikel which has just recorded their 1st album. Most recently Duncan joined British vocalist Ola Onabule’s touring band that regularly performs at major International Jazz Festivals around the World. An experienced teacher, gaining valuble skills assisting at the DJSS in Monteton, Duncan has been running a busy JazzWorkshop and Jam session at Hideaway in London.

www.duncaneagles.co.uk

 
WEEK ONE & TWO

DAVE GELLY

MBE MA (Cantab) SAXOPHONE
Award-winning writer and broadcaster, Dave Gelly is the author of numerous books, including 'Being Prez: the Life & Music of Lester Young' and 'Stan Getz: Nobody Else But Me'. Dave Gelly has played or recorded (on tenor, clarinet and bass clarinet) with a bizarre collection of people, from Sir Richard Rodney Bennett to Arthur ’Big Boy’ Crudup, including along the way Neil Ardley, Kenny Baker, Maynard Ferguson, Jack Bruce, Keith Emerson, Art Themen and John Cleese (don’t ask).
WEEK ONE & TWO
DORIAN LOCKETT Dordogne Jazz Summer School

"one of the finest bass-players in Norbury"
Giles Davis


www.dorianlockett.not

BASSES

DORIAN LOCKETT
Dorian 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. He ran a jazz club for G.E. Aldwinkles and the Bedford pub in Balham, under the title  "Jazz in the Round". Dorian plays on four Andrea Vicari CD's which he co-produced. He pioneered the use of sunglasses as a teaching aid and is a third dan at extreme kinito. He can count Elvis as a friend.

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