National Youth Jazz Orchestra
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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.

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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Prohibition Jazz

Prohibition JazzSome of the south's top musicians feature in 'Prohibition Jazz', performing music from the 1920's to the 1940's with special attention to Trad, Mainstream and Dixieland Jazz.

Music from the great bands such as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Kid Ory, Roaring 20's music featuring arrangements from bands such as Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, Jack Hylton and music from the Swing Era from Artie Shaw, Count Basie and Glenn Miller.

Concerts normally take the shape of a first half of Traditional and Dixieland Jazz, followed by a 1920's set in the second. Audience involvement, foot-tapping music and the high standard of musicianship guarantee a memorable evening!

PROHIBITION ERA - "the period from 1920-1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment"

The Prohibition Jazz Website


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