The course is an excellent hands on introduction to Cuban music. The teaching team of Sierra McGuinness and Sierra Maestra is excellent. It was wonderful to be able to go out in the evenings and hear top class bands playing what we were aspiring to, and to enjoy the convivial company of course participants and organisers.
Nikki Iles is Senior Lecturer of Jazz Studies at Middlesex University. She has been commissioned to compose for BBC Radio 3 and for guitarist John Williams. As a performer she has played piano with Kenny Wheeler and the Mike Gibbs Orchestra and writes and arranges for Tina May.
Find out more about Nikki Iles at http://www.nikkiiles.co.uk/