Flavio Li Vigni
Flavio Li Vigni is the Programme Manager for Jazz and Popular Music: he teaches Jazz History, Jazz drumming and conducts the Morley Big Band.
The son of a drummer, Flavio began playing at age seven and performed his first professional concerts and recording gigs during his early high school days.
After a short period in New York, inspired by the encounter with John Coltrane’s drummer Elvin Jones, Flavio decided to pursue a career in music and moved to Holland to study at The Prince Claus Conservatory where he received his degree in 2006. His teachers included Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, David Berkman, Dena DeRose, Don Braden, and Ralph Peterson.
In 2008 Flavio relocated to London where he obtained a Master Degree in Jazz Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Leverhulme Trust Scholarship.
Flavio has played and recorded, among others, with Greg Hutchinson (Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr) Ameen Saleem (Roy Hargrove), Orchestra Macchina di Suoni featuring Dave Kikoski, Freddy Bryant and David Berkmann.
Flavio keeps a busy international touring schedule and has performed at concert halls, clubs and festivals around the UK, China and Europe, including the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, Beijing Conservatoire, The London Jazz Festival the Vortex Jazz Club and Pizza Express London.
Recent albums have been reviewed on Downbeat magazine and Jazz it.
As an educator, Flavio has worked with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre educational team, the Blues and Roots Ensemble and has given workshops in the UK, Italy, China, the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania and Albania.
Since March 2013 Flavio has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.