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WINTER 2018


Twenty-first-century woman song






Twenty-first-century Woman


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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)

http://www.joannaforbeslestrange.com/twenty-first-century-woman-song

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

http://www.joannaforbeslestrange.com/twenty-first-century-woman-song

“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 "

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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".

https://www.teignmouthjazz.org/2018-festival/

Teignmouth

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 http://www.jazzlondonradio.com


Jazz Liburnia JazzExtemporé project 2018

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



http://www.liburniajazz.hr/

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
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/16977806.national-youth-jazz-orchestra-visits-uvhs/

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National Youth Jazz Orchestra


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


pizza

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

PETER ERSKINE INTERVIEW

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

DJSS18
100tradesPoster
 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
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
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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"a sharp post-pob 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


"distictive and original compositions and consistently fine piano playing.. ..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