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 and a donation to charity (IW Mountbatten Hospice).

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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The Savoy Collection ("the little big band")

The Savoy Collection was formed by Chris Dean when he was leading the Geraldo orchestra back in 1994 .Chris decided to reform the band, .this time from members of the Syd Lawrence orchestra for a festival 4 years ago.

This proved so popular, that he has kept the band going and performed at many other festivals and jazz venues. The seven piece ensemble plays special arrangements in the big band style and trad jazz repertoire.
Not to be missed!