Newport Jazz Weekend 2015 TICKETS! - TICKETS! - TICKETS!
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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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Nat Steele

Nat SteeleNathaniel Steele is a young jazz vibes player based in London. Since his recent arrival on the scene, he has quickly gained a reputation as a talented musician to watch out for, described by Clark Tracey as "one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced." Following in the style of Milt Jackson and Cal Tjader, Nat takes a two mallet approach to improvisation, focusing on melodic interpretation and a great swing feel.

His quartet is regularly featured on the Late, Late show at Ronnie Scott's and as a result he has recently attracted compliments for his playing from the likes of Benny Green, Joe Locke, Jason Marsalis, Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander, has studied with Mike LeDonne and had the good fortune to sit in with both Benny Green and Wynton Marsalis.

His quartet have been playing together regularly for the past 3 years, developing a close and exciting musical rapport based around a shared passion for swinging bebop, hardbop and mainstream jazz. Their repertoire is loosely based on the pad that Milt Jackson was touring with during the '90s and includes Cedar Walton and Mike LeDonne tunes, with a fair sprinkling of the quartet's own arrangements of standards and blues.

Watch Nat play "Says You" at the Map Café with Leon Greening and Mark Taylor

Nat's Website

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