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.