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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Nette RobinsonNette Robinson studied Jazz in Chichester in 2002-03. She achieved the highest distinction in the year and was awarded the college prize for outstanding achievement. Following this, she moved to London where she began composing and arranging for her various projects as well as performing with many eminent jazz musicians. Nette has a growing reputation as a creative arranger. She has studied big-band arranging and has performed her arrangements with bands including the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. She also writes for her own group The Little Big Band which was conceived as a celebration of and homage to the music of big band legends.
Nette began a musical collaboration with the legendary composer/ pianist/ arranger/ educator Michael Garrick MBE in 2009. From that year up until the his untimely death in November 2011, Nette worked closely with him and performed and recorded many of his songs, some of which were written specifically for her, including at Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express. Nette also taught on Michael’s renowned Jazz Academy courses. She was the vocalist for the BBC Radio 3’s live broadcast of Michael Garrick’s Peter Pan Suite which was aired on Christmas day 2011.
“a sure and able singer" (Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal)
"a singer of real promise" (Duncan Heining, Jazzwise)
"When she sings she swings, with velvety voice and impeccable jazz timing" (John Postgate, Jazz Journal)
"Nette Robinson has a lovely clear, unfussy vocal sound and she negotiate(s) the tricky angular turns in Bill Evans' songs with total ease." (Ivan Hewett, the Telegraph)
"a very fine singer, very accurate, very emotional." (Michael Garrick, BBC Radio 3, Jazz Library)