NEWS 

WINTER 2017



CHINA 2017

3rd Maritime Silk Road Art Festival
SILK
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
with music by Andrea Vicari directed by André Pink
Austerity
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 University
Dende 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

Ronnie Scott's
INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL

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)


A-RHYTHM-A-TIK
A-Rhythm-A-Tik

The new book of original piano pieces by
ANDREA VICARI

available to buy from lulu publishing www.lulu.com/spotlight/AndreaVicari

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.





JazzLondonRadio

RADIO JLR
ANDREA VICARI presents JAZZ DOODLES
on Jazz London Radio Tuesdays & Thursdays 3pm ; Saturdays 4pm (UK time)
http://www.jazzlondonradio.com/

London's Internet Jazz Radio Station

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

Podcasts of her interviews can be heard here http://www.jazzlondonradio.com/category/podcast

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.

UNISA


SHORT BIOGRAPHY


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.

Andrea’s latest project is a jazz musical called “The Austerity Playbook” which premiered to a full-house at Northern Stage in Newcastle https://www.northernstage.co.uk/Event/theausterityplaybook

Andrea will be touring China with Jazz Extemporé in December 2017 http://www.andreavicari.com/newpages/tour.html

"Andrea Vicari's playing is a constant delight - intense, probing, and generating a seemingly endless succession of ideas” JazzUK 

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

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

http://www.andreavicari.com
http://www.jazzschool-dordogne.co.uk

http://www.jazzlondonradio.com
 
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