Next year's dates - 1st to 4th June 2017 . See photos of this year's event HERE.
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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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Chuck Morgan

Chuck Morgan is currently one of Australia's most in demand guitarists, working mostly with leading jazz musicians and acknowledged widely as a highly talented and versatile musician. He was for many years, guitarist with the Television New Zealand Orchestra and the Auckland Radio Orchestra before relocating from New Zealand to Sydney in 1986.

Chuck was born June 28, 1952 in Auckland, New Zealand of Maori/European heritage. His father, Howard, taught him to play ukulele at 5 years old and later, guitar. At 9 years old, his informal music education continued with his uncle, John Bradfield, a masterful guitarist who familiarized the young guitarist with many European, South American, popular and jazz melodies.

In 1980 he studied with US jazz musicians/educators such as David Baker, Steve Erquiaga and Dave Liebman and was consequently offered a scholarship to study in the USA.

Chuck has played with and recorded with many international artists in New Zealand and in Australia. The long list includes, William Galison, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan (L.A. Alto Saxophonist), Margie Baker (L.A blues singer), Eiji Kitamura, Mavis Rivers, Matt Cattingub (Alto/ piano/ arranger /composer - Jack Jones's MD), Tom Baker, Don Rader, Gordon Brisker, The Four Aces, Bob Barnard, Don Burrows, Russ Garcia, Rod McKuen and more.

Watch Chuck and Janet Seidel perform "The Folks that Live on the Hill"

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