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FORMER AMY WINEHOUSE DIRECTOR, FEMI TEMOWO, CONFIRMED FOR ISLE OF ARTS FESTIVAL

Amy Winehouse’s former music director, Femi Temowo, has been confirmed to appear at this year’s Isle of Arts festival.

The jazz guitarist, who worked for Winehouse between 2004 – 2005, will perform at the event on Saturday April 20th. He is just one of the artists confirmed for this year’s festival which is open to local residents and those on Isle of Wight breaks.

Talking about the Nigerian-born musician’s appearance, Isle of Arts spokeswoman, Gillian Jenner, told iwcp.co.uk: “A firm favourite with the likes of Courtney Pine, the guys at Ronnie Scott’s and the late Amy Winehouse, we’re expecting Femi’s effortlessly interweaving of Nigerian folk rhythms and modern jazz to be a favourite with our festival audiences.”

Performing alongside Femi, who has also worked with the likes of The Roots and Andrea Bocelli, will be Troy Miller on drums and Karl Rasheed Abel on bass.

Another act to have been confirmed for the event is journalist Sarfraz Manzoor. The writer, who contributes to The Guardian – as well as regularly appears on TV and radio – will treat audiences to a humorous talk about Bruce Springsteen song lyrics.

The three day festival takes place from April 19th – 21st. It celebrates the works of music, film, drama, art photography, literature and comedy, according to redfunnel.co.uk.