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 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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Jim Thorn

Jim was involved in organising the first Newport Jazz Weekend in 2012 and has been the Event Director since 2013.

He is a busy and popular local musician, and is frequently called upon to support professional musicians from the mainland and further afield including, in recent years, Tim Kliphuis, Gilad Atzmon, Dave O'Higgins, Tina May, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Simon Allen amongst others.

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