Learn to play jazz, blues, the classical reportoire, grades, plus improvising and theory in friendly fun enviroment, hosted by Mark Buckingham who with over 30 years facilating learning to musicains of all ages and levels of experience. Mark started teaching junior bandsmen whilst in the Armed Forces at 18 years old.
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English Clarinetist and Saxophonist, Composer and Improviser, Acclaimed instrumentalist in Improvised Western Art Music, Funk, Jazz and World Music. Specalitist in 'alternative' clarinet techniques, recording artist. Creator of Jammin The Blues series of books with CD which can empower/enable anyone to improvise. Performs regularly throughout England.
Recording artist. Midges by The Buckingham/Donald Quartet, The Iota Group, The Jammers Live, plus many solo clarinet cds.
Arranger of Ravel's String Quartet for Clarinet and Saxophone
Quartet, Schoenberg's Transfigured Night for Clarinet Choir and
The Paganini Caprices for Solo Saxophone and Clarinet.
Saxophone and Clarinet Lessons held at these two venues.
Ritz Music Shop, Lacy Rd, Putney SW15 on Saturdays 9pm-1.30 and now Sundays 9-6.
Ritz Music Shop 88 Sheen Road, Richmond. TW9 1UF. Thursdays on hold due to sound proofing issues.
Saxophones and Clarinets available for hire from Ritz Music Shop.
Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rock and Roll, all the Grades includng the Jazz syllabus, Classical Saxophone and Clarinet, performance techniques and extended clarinet techniques including multiphonics, quartertones, aleatory, microtones. Contemporary Clarinet and Saxophone repertoire.
Due to Marks 100% commitment to enjoying music making, lessons are always good fun and highly educational.
Mark lives what he teaches.
The Iota Group
World Music Fusion.Tom Donald- piano. Theo Buckingham-drums. John Egan-ethnic flutes (Ozric Tentacles), Stefanos Tsourlis-oud/guitar. Rob Paterson-bass. Improvised Funk/Jazz with World Music flavours. Two Cds are available from gigs, itunes, amazon and can be heard on Spotify
The Groove Warriors
The Funk Band. David Clayton-keys (Simply Red). Stefanos Tsourelis or Steve Haworth-guitar. Theo Buckingham-drums. Rob Paterson or Tom Gilchrist-bass. Classic funk grooves from the 70s and 80s. With Victor Bynoe-vocals (The Drifters)
Rock/Blues/Jazz/Funk.David Clayton-keys. Kenji Jammer-guitar. Theo Buckingham-drums.Rob Paterson-bass. Jazz/Rock/Funk true fusion much like the early Miles Davis Electric period. Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Live Evil etc. Cd is available from gigs.
The Buckingham/Donald Quartet
Original Jazz Quartet. Tom Donald-piano. Theo Buckingham-drums. Rob Paterson-bass. Classic jazz quartet performing originals by Mark Buckingham and Tom Donald plus selected standards. New Cd will be on itunes very soon.
Tom Donald and Mark Buckingham Improvisations
Improvised Western Art Music Duo. CD will be out very soon. Here 'An English Summer Sonata' on itunes.
The Buckingham Band
Funky/jazzy/bluesy/rocky. Volker Jansen-keys, Theo Buckingham-drums. Tom Higgins-bass, Stefanos Tourelis-gtr. Classic jazz/blues and jazz/rock 'standards.
Hard Work. penned by John Handy
More information and CDs can be found on http://www.gruntproductions.com/
Lots to listen too on www.soundcloud.com/tomdonald
Live upstairs at Ronnie Scott's
Live at the Fazioli Piano centre London.
Recording the Quartet CD
Good looking line up of instruments.