Preview: Newport Jazz Weekend
The Newport Jazz Weekend's 2017 programme has been announced, with acts including NYJO, Liane Carroll, Zoe Rahman and a performance of the Isle of Wight Suite
The 2017 Newport Jazz Weekend will run from Thursday 1 June to Sunday 4 June, with performances at a range of indoor venues, all within walking distance of each other, across the Isle of Wight's largest town. The festival brings jazz musicians from across the UK to the island, with free events and a jazz education course joining concerts by established stars.
The festival begins with a two-day jazz tuition course, for musicians of all ages. The course, which runs from Wednesday 31 May, includes a Thursday evening concert by students and tutors at the Apollo Theatre. The festival closes with a Sunday night concert, also at the Apollo, from the Liane Carroll Trio. In between, there are around a dozen other events at five different venues - big names such as the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, pianist Zoe Rahman (pictured right), Alan Barnes, Nikki Iles and Stan Sulzmann, and the Derek Nash Quintet are all set to appear.
The programme is as follows:
Thursday 1 June:
Student and tutors jazz concert
Friday 2 June:
Nate Najar Trio
Saturday 3 June:
Liz Fletcher Quintet
Sunday 4 June:
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