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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Janet Seidel

John Donaldson

Janet Seidel is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading jazz vocalists. Her albums have been nominated for prizes such as the ARIA Music Awards. Her album Moon of Manakoora won the Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album in 2006.

Thanks to an episode of Glee where Janet's version of "A Man and a Woman" was used, her CD Comme Ci, Comme Ça is now a best seller.

She is on tour around the UK in 2016 along with her brother David Seidel (one of Australia's most celebrated double bassists, having played with Buddy Tate, Al Cohn, Urbie Green, Mickey Tucker, Mundell Lowe, Lee Konitz and many others during a long career) and the masterful guitarist Chuck Morgan. As an added bonus, they are joined by drummer Cyril Bevan who spent two years in Oscar Peterson's trio

US writer David Nathan made a fitting summary on All About Jazz: "With her intimate style, great feel for the lyrics of songs she sings, Seidel is one of those vocalists who is as much a story teller as she is a singer. The way she goes about handling the music comes off as a fortuitous blend of Blossom Dearie and Doris Day with an occasional nod to Julie London. Like Diana Krall, she doubles on piano. Seidel has an exquisite, gentle, and agile voice and honours each tune she sings, irrespective of whether it's a classic standard, pop, or novelty song."

Watch Janet sing "The Very Thought of You"

Janet's website

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