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Bill's Birthday Bash 'a treat for jazz fans'

Fri 15 Feb 2013

Bill's Birthday Bash 'a treat for jazz fans'

Music lovers planning a visit to the Isle of Wight in June might like to head along to a free event that promises to showcase some of the best British jazz talent.

Bill's Birthday Bash is taking place on June 23rd at the Apollo Theatre in Newport and promises to be a real treat for fans of this laidback musical genre.

The Isle of Wight County Press reports saxophone player Alan Barnes, double bassist Cass Caswell and trumpeter Digby Fairweather will be taking to the stage on the night alongside a host of other big names from the world of UK jazz.

Organised by the Newport Jazz Club, the event is just one of many highlights of the coming year that are being delivered as part of the Jazz at the Apollo season.

Tickets are set to go on sale on May 26th from the Apollo box office and anyone interested in heading along is encouraged to book their place early, as the venue is only a limited size and is expected to fill up quickly.

Meanwhile, music lovers planning a trip to the island in May might like to check out the annual Festival of Folk, Blues & Food, which will be taking place at Wolverton Manor on the 18th.

It is to offer a day of fun for lovers of folk singing, blues and great cuisine, with tents on site dedicated to the provision of BBQ, tea and real ale for hungry - and thirsty - guests.

Other musical attractions that could get pulses racing over the coming months include the Newport Jazz Weekend that will be running from July 19th to 21st.

It too promises to be an extravaganza of talent, with this year's line-up including the likes of the Keith Ingham Trio, Sax Appeal, The Unity Stompers with Amy Roberts and many more top artists.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801541537-ADNFCR

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