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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Sebastiaan De Krom

Sebastiaan De Krom

Sebastiaan De Krom's early years were spent mid-way between Utrecht and Arnheim. His father was a semi-pro drummer and Sebastiaan claim to have learned 90% of what he knows from him.

His first stab at serious playing was when he moved up to high school and met up with some other like-minded individuals who were interested in forming a jazz-rock band. Then, in 1988, the family moved from Holland to Belgium and he began playing with professional musicians.

In 1992 he gained a scholarship to Berklee, Boston USA where he studied for five years.

Sebastiaan regularly appears with Jamie Cullum, Art Theman, David Newton and Guy Barker

Watch Sebastiaan's amazing drum solo from the London Jazz Fesitival