Our Second Year!

19th - 21st July 2013

Latest: Ticket prices to be finalised before the end of January and on sale in February... check updates on website or contact "

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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. 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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The line-up for Newport Jazz Weekend 2013 is taking shape as the organisers look to top the great success of last year's inaugural event.

Alan Barnes has been confirmed as the weekend's resident artist. He is well known across the UK as one of our leading jazz musicians and personalities, and has recently won the Alto saxophone, clarinet and baritone saxophone categories in the British Jazz Awards. He will team up with blistering trumpeter Bruce Adams, top pianist David Newton and up-and coming vocalist Zoe Francis amongst others.

Read Alan's welcome message here.

On Sunday, leading guitarist Martin Taylor is set to make a popular return to the Island after his sell-out performance in 2012.

Also returning in 2013 will be award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio and New-York based pianist Keith Ingham.

There are many new names to the Island within the line-up including highly respected pianist Craig Milverton, guitarists Nigel Price and Jim Mullen and eight-piece Sax Appeal which includes the Island's Gary Plumley.

We have considered offering Stroller tickets for the weekend, but given the relatively small size of some of our venues, we have decided against Strollers but instead will offer a discounted price on tickets sold prior to 1 June. The discounted prices are shown on the programme page and make it possible for people booking in advance, to see the majority or all of our headline gigs at a reasonable price.

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