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