National Youth Jazz Orchestra
The 2017 Newport Jazz Weekend is NOW ON! - Tickets
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Policy Statement

This 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. Inspected accounts will be made available on request.

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.

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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Martin Shaw

Martin ShawMartin was born in November 1966 into a family of musicians, both his mother and father being accomplished pianists. He began piano lessons at the age of 9 and started studying the trumpet at the age of 11. Four years later Martin became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and remained there for 3 years, playing a varied program of large orchestral works with some of the worlds leading conductors.

In 1985 Martin gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London to study classical trumpet and Jazz graduating after three years with a G.R.S.M hons degree and an L.R.A.M. In 1989 Martin was invited to study at Berklee college of music in Boston, before returning to London to finish his studies at the Guildhall School of Music with a one-year post graduate course in jazz and studio music.

Over the last 12 years Martin has worked with many leading jazz artists including Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Pete King, Dick Morrisey, Tim Garland and numerous big bands including the BBC Big Band, currently led by trombonist Jiggs Whigham. Along with session and T.V. work Martin still finds time to perform with classical ensembles and in West End shows

During the last 12 years Martin has also recorded, performed live and toured extensively with various pop artists including Sting, Jamiroquai, Natalie Cole, Paul Young and the Brand New Heavies.

In 2001, Martin was appointed professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Birmingham Conservatoire, a faculty of the University of Central England. He recently toured with French artist Patricia Kaas.

Watch Martin perform "Freedom Dance" with D Tr3o
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