Tutors

Marc Cecil (drums & percussion)

As a Jazz and latin player Marc has a substantial list of credits including: Art Themen, John Bunch, Liane Carol, Dominic Ashworth, Paul Booth, Geoff Gascoyne, Quentin Collins, Alan Barns, Robin Jones and Steve Waterman to name a few. He was booked as one of the house drummers for the 2013 Southend Jazz festival backing: Pete […]

Zac Barrett (sax & woodwind)

Zak studied at the Royal Northern College of music where he attended and performed at master classes featuring artists such as Ed Thigpen, Victor Mendoza, Phil Woods and the late Stan Barker. After graduating he went straight into teaching and performing. As well as teaching saxophone and clarinet for 15 years, he has created youth […]

Vasilis Xenopoulos (Saxophones)

“A bright newcomer on Alto and Tenor”- Evening Standard. “One of the most Fiery young Saxophonists around…blazes a path through the hard bop repertoire- The Times A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of music in Boston, Vasilis has very quickly become one of the most in demand players on the london Jazz scene. He […]

Phil Scragg (Bass)

We are thrilled this year to welcome the amazing Phil Scragg as your bass tutor. He has Lecturered at K college Tunbridge and has performed at the Albert Hall (supporting Nina Simone) and Wembley Arena (supporting James Brown). He has also toured internationally with many artists including: The Beautiful South, Incantation, Evidence, Joey Negro, Dudu Pukwana, […]

Jason Rebello (Piano)

 “In terms of sheer ability and potential, Jason is probably the finest young jazz musician this country has produced. His playing has great poise and maturity, which is unusual in somebody so young.” Stuart Nicholson, author Jazz: The Modern Resurgence Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled a veteran by critics at 19 and over the next […]

Lily Dior (vocals)

Lily Dior is recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, she has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from around the globe including: Don Grusin; Dale Barlow; Mike Nock; Dave Matthews; Alister Spence; Oscar Castro Neves; The Bays (UK); James Morrison; The Manhattan Jazz Quintet, Bill Evans, Charnett Moffatt, Victor Lewis, […]

Mark Armstrong (trumpet)

Mark’s playing career has included a wide variety of styles and genres including The Clark Tracey’s Quintet, The Robin Jones’s Sextet, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and The Peter Long’s Gillespiana in which the Times described his playing as “pirouetting through Gillespie’s breaks quicker than a hummingbird’s wings” and the Guardian described him as “the solo […]

Nigel Price (guitar)

Nigel Price, “British jazz award winner 2016” led his organ trio to pick up the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for “best jazz ensemble” and is one of the most highly regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene today. Recently completing a 56 date uk tour with some of the best of British […]