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 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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Sax Appeal

Sax AppealSax Appeal is a UK-based jazz band, led by Derek Nash. Originally formed in Manchester in 1980, it now plays mostly in London, with regular trips to Jazz Festivals and gigs outside that area.

The band's line-up usually contains 5 saxophones, as well as bass guitar, piano and drums. Other instruments are often interchanged with some of the saxophones for specific pieces or sections thereof. Most of the pieces are original, usually composed by Derek, although some are by his father, Pat, and other composers.

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