Policy StatementThis event is being organised by a local committee of musicians and jazz fans.
Our aim is to promote jazz on the Isle of Wight. Members of the committee will not receive any financial reward. Audited accounts will be made available after the event.
The committee will cover the cost of the main venues and headline acts. This will be funded by sponsorship, ticket sales and other fund-raising activities.
Any subsequent profits will go towards funding future events and a donation to charity (IW Mountbatten Hospice).
We will encourage other performances during the period. However, we will not act as agents. It will be the responsibility of the performers and venues to negotiate between themselves.
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Amy RobertsAmy Roberts was voted winner of the Rising Star Category in the British Jazz Awards 2011. She plays clarinet and various saxophones.
From West Cornwall, Amy, who is just into her twenties, has already played all over the UK and abroad at clubs and prestigious jazz festivals. She is becoming well known on the British jazz circuit as an exciting performer on saxophone, clarinet and flute, and regularly appears as a guest with top bands. She is also as a competent leader of her own youthful, dynamic band featuring some of the most exciting young musicians on the jazz scene.
Amy is currently a student at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where she studies classical saxophone with Rob Buckland and Andy Scott, and plays with the RNCM Big Band under the direction of Mike Hall. For her final year of study at the RNCM, Amy is absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Martyn Edwards Jazz Bursary. She was proud to have been part of the 2010 Best of Young Jazz Project as a mentor for young people in the Worcestershire area. During the scheme Amy worked alongside the phenomenal bass player and educator Steve Berry to inspire and teach the students taking part in the Academy.
Amy joined the Big Chris Barber Band in January 2011.