Clive Fenner - drums
"Somehow, being away from home frees you up from the usual hangups about your own playing and makes you more willing to experiment. I learnt a lot of important principles here that stay with me today. Burned into my memory are visions of late night jams and french wine."
Course Director and drummer, Clive has worked in teacher education and is experienced in planning and delivering Higher Education courses.
"Must be the benchmark for all Jazz courses - sixteen years experience shows!""
He has played drums in jazz, blues, rock & pop bands and successfully organised and performed in weekly jazz clubs in London, featuring top jazz players including Kenny Wheeler, Jean Tousaint and Peter King. He has been promoter for the Waltham Forest Jazz Festival and organised concerts through Waltham Forest Arts Council and the London Arts Board. He initiated and has organised the International French Jazz Summer School in the South of France, since 1996 and the International Cuban Music School in Havana, Cuba since February 2003.
Clive leads the Clive Fenner Quartet whose new CD 'Get It' has received excellent reviews, including four stars from Jazz Journal. The band features Martin Hathaway - Saxophones, Geoff Gascoyne - Bass and Mark Ridout - Guitar. See Clive Fenner Music for details.
Clive organises and performs every tuesday night at the 'Eastside Jazz Club' at Leytonstone, London. For details of forthcoming concerts please visit http://eastsidejazzclub.blogspot.co.uk/ and send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org- to be put on the weekly mailing list.