After the great success of our 2015 event we are pleased to announce that we will return at the same time next year (the end of Half Term week in early June) with a slightly bigger event. We will once again feature the best of UK jazz along with a good slice of local talent from the Island, but this time also a number of international names. We are very pleased to be welcoming Janet Seidel, Australia’s first lady of jazz singing, and her trio, who will perform on Friday 3 June. Also after the great success of Sunday at the Medina Theatre in 2015, we will return there with another big band – this time from the USA, as we welcome the multiple award-winning California State University (Northridge) “A” Jazz Band. Please check their new collection of videos.
Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 June 2016
Places are already filling up well on the Jazz Tuition Course. The course tutors will be Nick Page and Gary Plumley, assisted by other leading musicians depending on interest. The course is designed for musicians and vocalists of at least grade 5 (or equivalent) standard and who have an interest in developing their jazz skills. There will be large and small group sessions and individual instrument tuition. The course will culminate in a students & tutors concert at the Apollo Theatre on 2 June.