MEET THE TUTORS

As well as regular tutors we have guest tutors attending the workshops for instrument-specific tuition.

KEVIN MACKENZIE

Guitar

Kevin Mackenzie lives in Scotland. He has toured extensively and has recorded on many albums in a variety of styles.

Kevin is a class and instrumental tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

His groups have been featured along side guitarist Robben Fords power trio, Bob Berg and Mike Stern, the Crusaders and Seminal Jazz figure Ornette Coleman.

In 2001 Kevin received the prestigious ‘Creative Scotland Award’, which he used to write and record music for his nine-piece band ‘Kevin Mackenzie’s Vital Signs’. The CD gathered great reviews including album of the month in The Observer and CD of the week in The Guardian.

Mario Caribe

Bass and Percussion 

Born in Sao Paulo-Brazil, Mario moved to Scotland for studies, where was invited to join the Tommy Smith Sextet Beasts of Scotland, and later, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. He has played with many of the leading jazz musicians in the U.K such 


Mario is also involved in Jazz Education, having done several workshops about Latin American Music throughout Scotland. He also taught at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland Summer Course 1999, The Napier Jazz Summer Course 1999 and Dundee Play Jazz. 

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