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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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Brandon Allen

Brandon Allen

Brandon Allen was born in Perth, Western Australia. He started playing the piano at the age of 10, then played classical guitar for one year before taking up the saxophone at age 13.
After graduating from Corpus Christi College he was accepted into the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, studying for a bachelor degree, majoring in jazz performance.

He toured extensively with Dr Bogus and the Wizards of Wonder (a show band) throughout Australia for a year and a half, as well as working with various groups in Perth before relocating to London. Since arriving in the UK, he has worked with many varied artists and groups/ensembles, performing within the jazz, funk, R&B;, hip hop, soul, big band, classical and pop genres.

Brandon also work as a session musician, composer and arranger for commercial music and films. His playing has been featured on "Alfie"(2004) and "The Look of Love" (2013) So far, he has performed with Eric Clapton, Mica Paris, Jools Holland, Paloma Faith, Neil Diamond, US3, Antonio Forcione, Omar, Hamish Stuart, Kyle Eastwood, Mike Nock, Liane Caroll, Dennis Rollins, Gwyneth Herbert, Rumer, Keith Tippett, Tony Hadley, Candi Staton, Ernesto Simpson, Dave O'higgins, Carleen Anderson, James Torme, Adrian Utley(Porteshead), The BLOCKHEADS, Tony Christie, John Etheridge, Soweto Kinch, Sharlene Hector, Joe Cang, Z Star, Gareth Williams, Will Vinson, Guy Barker, Natalie Williams, Mike Janisch, Laurence Cottle Big Band, Claire Martin, BBC Big Band, Jesse Van Ruller, Stan Tracey, Pete King, Darius Brubeck, Gerard Presencer, Mike Outram, Jim Mullen, Phil Robson, Ronnie Cuber, Lew Soloff, Mark Nightingale, Richie Cole, Reel People, Benjamin Herman, Nigel Hitchcock and others.

He is regularly the host of the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scotts with his quartet.

Brandon is the founder and director of the Highgate Jazz with Soul Festival.

Watch Brandon perform "No More Blues" at Hideaways

Brandon's Website



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