For the third year running, Lagavulin will be the headline sponsor for the Islay Jazz Festival.
The Islay Jazz Festival, which this year will take place from 14-16 September 2012 attracts hundreds of jazz lovers from Scotland and beyond.
Artists already booked to appear on the world-famous whisky island include the Neil Cowley Trio, The Colin Steele Quintet, Konrad Wiszniewski with Pascal Schumacher and Scottish guitarist Graeme Stephen.
Nick Morgan of Lagavulin said, “We are delighted to be able to sponsor this world-class festival again, which brings so many discerning jazz lovers to venues throughout this unique and special island.
We have been pleased with the public and community reaction to our sponsorship over the last two years, and with the Festival’s growing success in attracting visitors to Islay, including many from abroad. It’s clear that live jazz and fine Malt Whisky are the best of partners, and that Islay, with its many distinctive and intimate venues and excellent whiskies, is ideally placed to host such a fine event”.
A film of the 2011 Festival highlights will shortly be released by Jazz Scotland, which will also be available on the Islay Jazz Festival website.
The Festival is promoted by Jazz Scotland and The Islay Arts Association and also supported by Argyll and Bute Council and Creative Scotland.
The events of the Festival are spread over three days and many venues on Islay.