One week at the Chateau is pure indulgence: Sharing the passion for Jazz with an interesting, culturally mixed group of people, learning from outstanding tutors, listening to inspiring instrumentalists as well as singers, enjoying fantastic food, having a lot of fun (nothing beats the English humour) and all of that in the most stunning environment is truly unique.
One of the U.K.’s busiest bassist and has played on over 30 albums. He has worked with a wide variety of musicians from rising stars Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum to Charlie Watts, John Martyn and jazz legends Stan Tracey and Annie Ross. He has played on film soundtracks and his music has featured on radio and TV in the UK and abroad.
He has also made and presented two BBC Radio 4 documentaries: ‘Cool Roots’ - a musical journey back to trace his ancestral roots, and 'Package Peculiar' - a travelogue of visits to Draculaland in Transylvania and Stalinworld in Lithuania.
He is jazz bass tutor, small band coach and jazz history lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire and visiting teacher at The Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College and The Guildhall School of Music.
Find out more about Arnie Somogyi at http://www.forgedrecords.com