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Isle of Wight to host jazz event

Tue 22 Nov 2011

Isle of Wight to host jazz event

Fans of jazz music may be tempted to book Isle of Wight holidays for next summer after it was revealed a festival dedicated to the genre is to be hosted on the island.

The Newport Jazz Weekend is set to take place from July 20th to 22nd and will feature names such as Digby Fairweather, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

Newport Jazz Club promoter Bill Wills, who is helping to coordinate the event, told the news provider that the group has been looking to start the event for a number of years, while many musicians have already been supportive of the venture.

"Our only interest is in the music and putting on a weekend that will appeal to everyone," he said.

Musicians already lined up to appear include Mark Nightingale (trombone), Jo Fooks and islander Gary Plumley (saxophone), as well as the Georgia Mancio Quartet and Terry Lightfoot.

Newport Jazz Club also arranges shows on the island, with the Jim Brooks Trio playing at the Wight Mouse on November 30th.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801217501-ADNFCR

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