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 […]
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Tony Sandeman (guitar)

  Guitarist Tony Sandeman is a musician and jazz educator with over 40 years of experience across a wide spectrum of music gigging throughout the UK and Europe. After formative years studying Delta Blues and Ragtime, Tony moved through rock and ultimately to his lifelong love of Jazz music, inspired by the early jazz-rock music of Miles […]

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 […]

Shanti Jayasinha (trumpet)

Shanti studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was featured soloist with Kenny Wheeler on the CD ‘Walk Softly’. His Vast list of credits include: Tim Garland Randy Brecker, Jason Rebello, Cleveland Watkins, Courtney Pine, Roberto Pla, Brand New Heavies, Conjunto Sabroso, The Grand Union Orchestra, John Etheridge’s Zappatistas, The Don Lusher […]

Winston Clifford (Drums)

 Winston Clifford is one of the most in demand drummers on the jazz scene to date. His playing is free from the usual restraints of stylistic expectations and a true reflections of listening and responding “in the moment”. This approach has led him to play with all that is jazz including: Bheki Mseleku Carleen Anderson, Joanne Bracken, Stanley […]

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 […]

Jacqui Hicks (vocals)

Jacqui – came through Leeds College of Music, via NYJO and in 1992, she joined funk band Shakatak and has since toured the world with them. Her debut solo album Spellbound received excellent reviews and her current CD proves Jacqui’s talent as a gifted singer and arranger of both standards and jazz music. “A singer […]

Graham Harvey (Piano)

Graham Studied at the University of Denver. Bmus (hons) He held a 10 year position as Musical director for Pop band Incognito, recording 13 albums and touring the world several times. He has also been the principle pianist on several West End Shows including Witches of Eastwick, The Full Monty, Ragtime, and Thoroughly Modern Milly. […]

Alan Barnes (saxophones)

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers. His range and brilliance have made him a “first call” for studio […]

Dave Lewis (saxophones)

A consummate, passionate performer who is well respected in the fields of Jazz/Dance/Soul & Rock. Dave has toured and recorded throughout the States, Europe and Japan, and has made numerous TV, Radio and Video appearances. Since living in the UK he’s worked with John Martyn, Bryan Ferry, Tommy Chase, John Mayall, Lamont Dozier and Eric […]

Neville Malcom (bass)

Neville Malcolm – Electric & Double bass – is one of the most in-demand bass players in the country. Known as ‘Level-Neville’, he is an understated star on both acoustic and electric bass, combining an earthy, soulful feel with effortless technical ability. Coming from a background in Gospel music, Neville started out playing organ and […]

Dominic Howles (bass)

Dominic received a full scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama(1991-1992) on the one year post graduate course in Jazz and studio music. Whilst there he was able to play with renowned pianist John Taylor, singer Norma Winstone and saxophonist Stan Sulzmann. Since leaving Guildhall, Dominic has been busy on the […]