National Youth Jazz Orchestra
The 2018 Newport Jazz Weekend dates are 30th May to 3rd June
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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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Dario Di Lecce

Dario Di LecceBorn in Bari (Italy), Dario began studying the double bass in 2005. After few months he discovered his passion for jazz music and, over the years, he attended many workshops with great jazz masters such as Lee Konitz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenny Barron, Dado Moroni, Eddie Gomez, Buster Williams, Steve Swallow.

In 2010 he obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Jazz Music at the "Conservatiorio Niccolò Piccinni" in Bari. Soon after he began his professional career performing throughout Italy and playing with many of the italian's top jazz musicians. He has performed in Italy, UK and United States, sharing the stage with jazz masters such as Fabrizo Bosso, Giovanni Amato, George Garzone, Eddie Palermo, Gaetano Partipilo, Flavio Boltro, Nicola Angelucci, Renato D'Aiello, Alberto Parmegiani , Enzo Zirilli, Renato Chicco, Guido Di Leone, Roberto Gatto, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Marco Tamburini, Franco Cerri, just to name a few.

In 2010 he joined the Eugenio Macchia Trio, performing in several festivals ("Italian Jazz Days" - NYC, "Generazione Jazz" and "Tuscia in Jazz 2011" - Roma). In 2012 he moved to London, where he's currently performing. He has recorded several albums as sideman, including: "Eugenio Macchia Trio meets George Garzone - Live" (Tuscia in Jazz Records), "Broadway" (Di Leone / Macchia / Di Lecce - Four Records), "In Between" www.dariodilecce.com

Watch Dario perform "But Not for Me" with Dave O'Higgins

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