Stage Jazz and Masterclass



Set up a first Jazz Masterclass on the French Riviera

Inviting international musicians to meet international students



Cleave Guyton is a professional musician who plays the Saxophones, Flutes and Clarinet. He has been fortunate to have worked with artist’s such as: Aretha Franklin, Abdullah Ibrahim, Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Nat Adderley, Abby Lincoln, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jon Hendricks, The Ray Charles Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Little Jimmy Scott, Spike Lee, Joe Williams, Late Night with Conan Obrien, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Ronny Jordan, The Mingus band, Cleo Laine, Chaka Khan, The Boys Choir and many more.

Work History :

The Lionel Hampton Orchestra – Currently the Music Director and Lead Alto Saxophonist of the world-renowned orchestra. Has traveled the world extensively and been a member in good standing since 1989. The Count Basie Orchestra -Current member.
Abdullah Ibrahim -Current member.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra -Current member. 
Cab Calloway -Current member.



Guitarist Tom Dempsey ‘s reputation in the New York jazz scene for hard swinging sophistication and pure musicality have made him a disctinct voice in the New York Jazz Scene. In recent years, Tom has performed and/or recorded with a virtual « Who’s who » of world renowned jazz musicians including : Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera, im Hall, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Tal Farlow, Buddy Montgomery, George Coleman, George Coleman, Kenny Barron, Roy Haynes, Jack McDuff, Bobby McFerrin, Gerald Wilson, Mel Torme, Richard Wyands, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Dave Brubeck.

He has recorded four CDs as a leader : What’s Going On (City Tone Records), Perspectives (Imaginary Records), Blues In The Slope (Igmod Records), If Only We Knew (Self Release). Tom has also recorded as a sideman on many recordings. Since 1992, Tom has been performing as a leader and a sideman at some of the top jazz venues throughout the world including the JVC Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz Festival, The Blue Note, Yoshi’s, Smalls and Smoke…




Tzar Wibool was born in Thailand,  he discovered the music  when he was 12-year-old. He started to learn to play music around the year 1970 which was the time when the American GI camp in Thailand were closing.

He had the chance to learn playing music with American soldiers for about 2-3 years before the camp of Nakhorn Phanom closed…. Though he was sad, because his teachers were leaving out, he knew that he will continue to play music : he never stop since then !

Tzar created a band with three of his brothers, bass, drum, keyboard, and guitar, and moved to Bangkok where all of them became studio musicians.  At that time Tzar had recorded for many popular artists in the country and from abroad. 

But he felt that it was not enough,  « ’cause music never ending matter ! » His study of Jazz music started from the Blues and the Bee bop. 

Tzar used to play in the famous Bangkok’s jazz clubs such as Brown Sugar,Blue Moon (which has been dismantled) or Saxophone, where he found attentive audience.  

Then he reached the point he needed to go to see how it was abroad and renew hiself. Paanphum begun to tour out of Thailand : in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Europe where he met and played with : Tewan Sapseanyakon, Keiju Nakajima, Francis Goya, Michael Paolo, David Garfield, Akira Jimbo, Steve Gadd, Walfredo Reyes jr, Dom Famul-Ralo, Felix Saba Leco, Jean-Pierre Dalmassy, Jeff Gardner, William Lauret… 

Jean-Pierre DALMASSY


Jean-Pierre Dalmassay has been fascinated by Jazz and musical improvisation for a very long time. He studied drums with different professors as José Baron, Ken Dellage, Peter Erskine, Billy Hart, M. Brecker, Herbie Hancock, T. Gurtu, C. Coréa, Denis Chambers… First, to keep learning, he travelled around Africa to improve his style, “Tribal Rhythm”. Then he went to Cuba and met Maria Marguarita Ponce (Higher Studies in the Academy of Havana), professor of El Negro Hernandez, and played with Enrike Pla, Irakere’s drummer. He visited Louisiana to go back to the origins of Jazz, and Asia to understand the sense of detail and learn how to always be closer to perfection. In 2005, he also travelled around South America, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela… Jean-Pierre explores Drums’ Universe : Latin, Jazz, Fusion. He is considered as a researcher, a drum’s innovator. Thanks to his qualities as a musician, he makes people travel all over the world. With sensitivity, emotion, virtuosity and independence from standards but always serving music, he succeeded in developing his own style. Jean-Pierre Dalmassy has a great talent for improvisation which permitted him to take parts in a lot of Masterclasses with several different musicians as Enrike Pla, Denis Chambers, André Ceccarelli, Russ Miller, Félix Sabal Leco, Dom Famularo, Loïc Pontieux, Julio Figueroa, Walfredo Reyes Jr, Marc Mondésir, Simon Philips, Gary Novak, Dave Weckl, Thomas Lang, Mike Terrana, Carmine Appice, Will Calhoun, Cindy Blackman, Virgil Donati…

Catch the amazing opportunity to participate in this exceptional master class directed by great musicians coming from the famous Berklee school familiar to New York & international best stages !!!

Their international reputation, experience & techniques will improve your level.

Guiding and teaching will be a privilege for your musical improvement.


Lessons to cover:

  • Diaphragm Breathing

  • Longtone and overtone series

  • Scales

  • Chords

  • Basic woodwind instrument technique

  • Daily practice routine

  • Reading Rhythm

  • Basic Rhythm

  • Song Structures and the Blues, Be Bop, Afro Caribbean, Funk

  • Improvisation

  • Repertoire

  • Jazz band

Master show will be a list of songs CJ Heptet latest recording and also some standard’s from the American songbook.


Morning : Lesson from 9.30 am to 12.30

Afternoon : Jazz band from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm


Session 1 : 22/23/24 July 2014

Session 2 : 26/27/28 July 2014


290 €/ 1 session workshop (including drinks)

Meals : 10 €/ lunch to order


495 Chemin de la Pouiraque

06 140 Vence



+33 650 889 461

+33 614 234 339

Mail : click

Enrollments dates : 12th july closing date

Book your place early !

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