Next year's dates - 1st to 4th June 2017 . See photos of this year's event HERE.
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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 available 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.

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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Newport Jazz Weekend 2017 - Update

We are very pleased to report that the 2016 event was a success from all angles, and we are honoured to have again received support from the Isle of Wight County Press and Red Funnel Ferries for our 2017 event.

Once again we will host a two-day jazz tuition course, on Wed 31 May and Thur 1 June, at Christ the King College. The Jazz Weekend itself will then run from Thu 1st June to Sun 4th June. The line-up is nearly confirmed, once again featuring the very best of the current UK jazz scene, a few great touring musicians from overseas, and the best of the vibrant Isle of Wight jazz community. The feedback from 2016 was almost universally positive but we have listened to some of your suggestions and there will be a few minor tweaks in order to make things run even better in 2017.

As always, we are keen to hear from any new potential supporter or sponsor, any musicians or helpers, anyone who wants to make a suggestion, and anyone who wants to join our mailing list. Please email us at

The exact details of the line-up will be released in mid-January 2017 and tickets will then be on sale in February.

A link to our 2016 page is here .

Best wishes
Jim Thorn
NJW Event Director


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