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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 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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Chris Walker's Pedigree Jazz Band

Chris Walker and Roger Marks share a fondness for the style of jazz popularised by the likes of Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball in the late 50s and early 60s; a period that became known infamously as The Trad Boom.

Many of the record releases that made it into the hit parade at that time are seldom to be heard in the jazz clubs of today, perhaps because the likes of Midnight in Moscow, Green Leaves of Summer, Chimes Blues and Whistling Rufus require a certain amount of rehearsal to do them justice.

They are, however, included in the Tribute to Trad show professionally presented by Chris and Roger, together with some informative commentary, anecdotes and, of course, humour, which has resulted in every appearance in their National May and June 2013 tours being immediately rebooked for return visits.

More about Chris Walker's Tribute to Trad

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