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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 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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Roy Williams

Born in Salford in 1937 Roy began his playing career playing tailgate trombone around the Manchester area with Eric Batty's Jazz Aces, a local group. Soon afterwards he joined Terry Lightfoot and matured rapidly in both technique and ideas until, in 1965, he was invited to join Alex Welsh and "turned into a world-class talent, a perfect amalgam of Urbie Green and Jack Teagarden with a hint of Bob Brookmeyer here and there" (Digby Fairweather).

After a tremendously successful period he eventually left thirteen years later to join Humphrey Lyttelton where he stayed for four years. His reputation firmly established he became a freelance, won many jazz polls, played in America and throughout Europe and became a great favourite at jazz festivals as a soloist and with all-star groups.

listen to Roy with Spike Robinson "Seems Like Old Times"

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