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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Gramophone Party

In the spring of 2006 J.C. Grimshaw formed 'The Gramophone Party' with sister Angelina, Jack Tate, Rupert Brown, Paul Armfield and later Richard White. The band was put together solely to perform at The Ventnor Jazz Festival, but after this one performance they were instantly booked for several other gigs including the main stage of Brecon Jazz Festival appearing later that summer, and more recently the main stage of Salisbury's Larmer Tree Festival.

'The Gramophone Party' brought out their C.D. 'It Happened In June' in time for Brecon. And so the band continues! 'The Gramophone Party' as a trio has more recently teamed up with Jake Oldershaw's Untied Artists performing a show charting the life and music of the crooner Al Bowlly, taking the band to more than 30 art centres and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.

The Gramophone party made a great impression at the Jazz Weekend in 2015 and their morning gig was so popular that we had to invite them back. The Sunday brunch spot at the Quay Arts is always popular due to the excellent food and atmosphere and we expect this gig to be sold out well in advance.

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Watch Gramophone Party perform "Weatherman"
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