Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend
Newport 29th May - 2nd June 2019
The Newport Jazz Weekend is back for the 8th year. This vibrant event has continued to prove popular and this year they have changed their name to the Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend to help promote the island. They also have a brand new website.
The event is organized by volunteers and jazz fans and is non profit. You'll find a choice of free and paid performances across multiple venues - all in easy reach of each other.
A wider range of Jazz styles
The music is wide ranging and covers traditional jazz, modern, latin and funk.
A Variety of Performers
Ian Shaw - The multi-award winning vocalist, with Iain Ballamy
on saxophone and Jamie Safir on piano.
The Sunshine Kings -one of London’s premier traditional jazz bands lead by Brass Volcanoes’ Graham Hughes and featuring many of the same musicians.
Zoe Francis/Jim Mullen Trio
Zoe Francis vocals, with the legendary Jim Mullen on guitar and Ross Stanley on the Hammond
Pete Long’s Echoes of Ellington performing an acoustic and authentic rendition of the great Duke Ellington’s arrangements, notably from the ’65 album, Ellington at Newport.
And many many more...