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Tuscany Jazz Vocal Summer School
Certaldo, Italy, 11–17 August 2007

Tina May

Tina has released 8 albums on 33 Records and 1 on Linn Records . She has recently recorded and performed in New York with the legendary pianist Ray Bryant ( who has played with Betty Carter , Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and numerous other jazz stars). Tina is also a respected lyricist and is in constant demand as a teacher and clinician.She has lectured at Trinity College of Music, Leeds College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Academy of Music, Clonter Opera Trust and many other institutions. See

Pete Churchill

Pete Churchill has been working as a composer, pianist, singer and teacher for twenty years. Originally trained in Canada he has been based in England since 1985. He is a Professor of Jazz Studies at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London but his freelance work takes him all over the world - both as a performer and an educator.
His career has included work as diverse as a year in the West End as a Musical Director of 'Five Guys named Moe', considerable song-writing success (gold and platinum albums), European Jazz Festivals (with trumpeter Kenny Wheeler), ten years as the British accompanist for the legendary jazz-singer Mark Murphy and scoring big-band arrangements for Will Young and the Pop-Idols.
His critically aclaimed album, 'The Bad and the Beautiful' - recorded with the legendary saxophonist, Bobby Wellins, has been described as " a swinging, musicianly... and refreshingly under-produced" and "an example of a singer-pianist at its most intelligent".

Pete Churchill will join the course at the end of the week taking part in the Jam sessions.

Iain Mackenzie

Iain is a singer whose diversity and piano skills allow him to work in a number of areas of the music industry.
As a front- line singer, Iain is currently working with some great bands including SW11, Pete Long's 920 deluxe, Ultimate Swing, Swing City and his own jazz quintet, with whom he has recently released his debut album 'Twice On Sunday', available on Jazzizit records. He has also worked widely with vocal groups including Voxtet, The New London Jazz Voices, The Tim Whitehead group, The Kenny Wheeler Mirror Suite and The Sinfonia Of London Chorus. With these ensembles he has performed at some of the worlds most prestigious venues, including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Berlin Jazz Festival, and The Burj Al Arab in Dubai. He continues to perform at many high profile corporate & social functions throughout Europe.

Guillermo Rozenthuler

Guillermo Rozenthuler is an accomplished singer, guitarist and composer from Argentina who has relocated to London after a more than a decade performing the length and breadth of South America. He is a member of the award winning band "Orient House Ensemble". This year at WOMAD he will be presenting material from his latest release, 'The Blue Hour'. Guillermo is one of the most in-demand voice coaches and activists on the London Latin scene.

Nikki Iles

An award-winning pianist and jazz educator, Nikki will work with Tina May (week 1) and help students with harmony, scales and chord symbols - as well as how to write out charts. Provional Programme

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