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Isle of Wight jazz event to return in 2013

Tue 24 Jul 2012

Isle of Wight jazz event to return in 2013

Jazz fans looking ahead to next summer could be set to book Isle of Wight holidays, after it was confirmed a festival will be returning to the island in 2013.

The Newport Jazz Weekend has been hailed a success by the organisers of the event and they stated they will be putting on the show once again in 12 months time.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, some of the best jazz musicians from around the country were on the island earlier in the month to perform at the 2012 festival.

Guitarist Martin Taylor was among those to draw a big crowd to the Newport Jazz Weekend and after the success of his gig on the Isle of Wight, the curators may book him again in 2013.

His performance at the Riverside Centre in Newport drew the festival to an end on Sunday night (July 22nd) and it was one of the highlights of the whole weekend.

The Isle of Wight's top-class saxophonist Gary Plumley also performed during the Newport Jazz Weekend, while other musicians to have entertained the masses over the course of the event included pianist Keith Ingham and trumpeter Digby Fairweather.

Singers performing on the Isle of Wight at the event last weekend included Georgia Mancio, it was noted by the news provider.

Organisers will now turn to planning next year's event and it is sure to be one of the biggest and most popular festivals on the Isle of Wight's entertainment calendar in 2012.

Edana Minghella was another of the famous names from the world of jazz to have performed on the island as part of the bill for the weekend, with the Isle of Wight Jazz Festival and Jazz on the Meadow among the others events she has showcased her talents at.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-801413836-ADNFCR

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