Availability of docents depends on number of workshop participants (4 participants per docent are needed), but all instruments will be taught by the docents which are available per workshop even if less than 4 participants have booked one instrument/vocal class.

Nicola Lombardi (piano, saxophone)

Nicole Lombardi is an experienced piano player in classic music as well as in jazz music. He studied piano in Conservatorio G.B. Martini Bologna and is now an active musician playing in many combos and he is closely connected with jazz activities at Conservatorio Pollini di Padova.

Antonio Paone (guitar)

Antonio Paone, professional Jazz and Pop Guitar player, teaching and performing mainly in Italy.

Thomas Heck (saxophones, vocalist)

Thomas Heck

Thomas Heck, professional Jazz Musician, Bonn Area, North Rine Westfalen, Germany, Big band and combo leader, music and saxophone theacher

Bernd J. Kröger (double bass, e-bass fretted and fretless, Member of Jazz Education Network JEN)

Bernd am Kontrabass
Bernd Kröger

Bernd is an experienced double bass player, who did a reasonable music career in the early 80s. In these times he played together with great Jazz musicians like Silvia Droste, Cliff Wren, Romy Cameron, Ralf Peyer, Sean Moyses, … In most times he worked as a freelancer in order to be able to study physics, phonetics, linguistics and musicology in parallel. He is currently working at RWTH Aachen University (see: