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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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Trevor Whiting

Trevor was born in London in 1959. After initially learning tenor horn in the school brass band at the age of eleven, he heard recordings of New Orleans clarinettist Sidney Bechet and immediately decided to switch instrument. This was the beginning of a lifelong passion for jazz in its various forms.

Trevor taught himself the rudiments of clarinet and saxophone, and by the late teens was beginning to do gigs with various traditional and mainstream bands around the London Jazz Circuit. By the mid-eighties he had formed his own group the "Swingtet" which featured notable musicians such as trumpeter Ray Crane, pianist Martin Litton, guitarist Paul Sealey and drummer John Armatage. The Swingtet was regularly featured in the B.B.C's Jazz Club broadcasts.

During the early eighties he worked on several occasions with the late Ken Colyer. Since the eighties, Trevor has often enjoyed working and recording with visiting Americans including Al Casey, Art Hodes, Scott Hamilton, Marty Gross and many others, in between a busy freelance schedule.

In recent years he has appeared live and on recordings with new vocal star, Clare Teal. In January 2003 he toured Germany and Holland with the Big Chris Barber Band and subsequently joined the band on a permanent basis. In July 2004 he came off the road to resume his career as a freelance soloist and side man.

Watch Trevor and Julian Stringle play "Crazy Rhythm"

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