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We had a wonderful gig at Medina Theatre on 3 June as part of Newport Jazz Weekend. Our special guest was Derek Nash, and a great time was had by the audience, the band and Derek himself. We had a crowd of over 200, and received some brilliant feedback including this message on our Facebook page:

"What a wonderful performance at Medina Theatre last night. I saw the National Jazz Orchestra last year and you are right up there with them. All the soloists were brilliant and the trumpet player's control was amazing. It was great to see girls in there too. (Well done the trumpet section!) The BBC Big Band had NONE! Your musical director has done wonders in such a short space of time. I shall definitely book to see you again. Thank you for your enthusiasm and energy!"

Rehearsals take place on Thursdays 5pm to 7pm at Quay Arts.

The rehearsal schedule for the rest of 2018 is as follows:
  • June: 28th
  • July: 5th, 12th, 19th
  • nothing during August
  • September: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • October: 4th, 11th, 18th
  • November: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • December: 6th
There are three further gigs lined up for 2018 :
  • 15th July : Youth Concert Bands prom, Kingston Manor, Freshwater
  • 16th September : at Strings Music Venue as part of the Musicians for Homelessness weekend event.
  • 30th November : at Quay Arts
For 2019 we aim to appear at the Newport IW Jazz Weekend again, with another top class professional musician who will be writing some parts especially for us. We are also looking at appearing in other jazz festivals and events around the Island and the UK, depending on availability and dates, and would also like to do some recording of the band at some point.
We may arrange extra rehearsals or look to move to weekly rather than fortnightly rehearsals, so please keep checking this page.