• Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend
  • Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend

Welcome to the 2022 edition of the Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend.

Not long to go until our 10th jazz festival down here. Tickets are selling well for the IW Jazz Weekend headline acts - details are below. We are very nearly sold out for the Liane Carroll and Alan Barnes gigs.

Please click on the act for further details and please see the "Tickets" option at the top of this site.

In addition to the below headline gigs, there is also a series of fringe gigs around Newport - bookings are being made at present. Full details will appear on the "lineup" page as bookings are made.

This website is being updated regularly up until the festival begins, so please check regularly and make sure you are on our mailing list (see below).

Please note that there is no jazz tuition course this year.

  • Our full lineup including all free / fringe events, can be seen here: it is still being regularly updated.
  • Our Headline acts, for which tickets need to be purchased, can be seen here.
  • If you want to be added to our mailing list, or have any questions, please contact us.

Many thanks for your continued support, without which our festival would no longer be viable.

Jim Thorn
IWJW Event Director

IOW Jazz Weekend Flyer

Cameron Rossi Quartet

Venue: Mountbatten Hospice
Date: Thursday, 15th September 2022
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Joe Thompson Trio

Venue: One Holyrood Hotel, Newport
Date: Thursday, 15th September 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm

David Newton & Euan Stevenson Piano Duo

Venue: Newport Methodist Church
Date: Friday, 16th September 2022
3:30pm - 5:15pm

O'Higgins and Luft play Monk and Trane

Venue: Apollo Theatre
Date: Friday, 16th September 2022
6:30pm - 8:20pm

Liane Carroll Trio

Venue: Quay Arts
Date: Friday, 16th September 2022
8:45pm - 10:45pm

Sol Grimshaw Trio

Venue: Bargeman's Rest, Newport
Date: Friday, 16th September 2022
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Jim Thorn Trio

Venue: One Holyrood Hotel, Newport
Date: Friday, 16th September 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Poppy Dee Trio

Venue: Caffe Isola, Newport
Date: Friday, 16th September 2022
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Nigel Price Organ Quartet with Vasilis Xenopoulos

Venue: Newport Methodist Church
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2022
8:45pm - 10:45pm

It's Trad Dad

Venue: Apollo Theatre
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Alan Barnes+Eleven

Venue: Apollo Theatre
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2022
6:15pm - 8:15pm

Karen Sharp Trio

Venue: Newport Methodist Church
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2022
1:00pm - 2:40pm

Keith Newnham & Friends

Venue: Bargeman's Rest, Newport
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2022
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Sparkes at the Piano + guests

Venue: One Holyrood Hotel, Newport
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Nat Steele Portrait of MJQ

Venue: Apollo Theatre
Date: Sunday, 18th September 2022
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Isle of Wight

The annual IW Jazz Weekend is set to make a welcome return after the pandemic and will take place between September 15th and September 18th 2022. Event director Jim Thorn said: 'Although we started very modestly with a local audience, we have quickly become established as a major event on the UK jazz calendar. We have therefore decided to re-brand as the IW Jazz Weekend to promote the Island as a destination to hear the best UK jazz has to offer.

"We continue to put together a great mix of new and more familiar faces. We have a great selection of artistes lined up with something to appeal to as wide an audience as possible."

Jazz

"We could not put on the event without the support of our sponsors and I would particularly like to thank the County Press, Red Funnel and Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council for their continued and invaluable support."

One of the highlights of the 2022 event on Saturday, September 17, will be the Alan Barnes+Eleven. Expect joyous playing, outstanding virtuosity, variety and Alan’s inimitable sense of humour.

Weekend

Closing Sunday, September 18, is the Sara Dowling Quartet. Her sound is a vibrant fusion of nostalgic classical harmonies and intense American post-bop rhythms of the late 1960s, where interplay and improvisation are at the heart of the performance.