March/April 2020 Highlights

Brian has chosen some highlights from the next two months on the scene in Birmingham. But this is only a flavour – check out the full guide to see everything that is on offer! Paul Dunmall has been doing a series at Eastside Jazz Club jointly promoted with Tony Dudley Evans – on March 5th[…]

January 2020 News

Some highlights as selected by Brian Homer. FORJ’d at Cafe Artum This is a new monthly Sunday night regular gig curated by Brum’s own FORJ – starting on January 12th. Paul Dunmall Invites Local but internationally recognised sax player (and more) Paul Dunmall with a series of gigs at the Eastside Jazz Club kicking off[…]

November 2019 News

We are well into Autumn and they’ve started playing Christmas songs in the shops but you can still get some great jazz all round town and beyond. Check the Gig Guide for more information – this is just a personal selection by Brian Homer from all the great gigs on offer. Regular Changes and New[…]

September News

Jazz is back off its holidays in Birmingham with some great gigs coming up. Below is just a selection – check out the Gig Guide for more. Birmingham Jazz Kicks off on September 6th with the Frank Harrison/Brigitte Beraha duo and Orjan Hulten’s band Orion are back on the 27th with Partisans on the 21st.[…]

July News

This month Brian picks out some highlights: Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul 12th – 14th July Sunday on the Jazzlines Stage includes Forj and the Jazzlines Ensemble and a project with Rebecca Nash and Sara Colman. See website Archie Tulk Wednesdays One of the Dudes of Jazz – Archie is doing a regular gig on Wednesdays at Bottega[…]

May News

Soweto joins Conservatoire Birmingham’s own Soweto Kinch has joined the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as a visiting jazz tutor. He plays a celebratory gig at Eastside Jazz Club on 30th May. South African Piano Star makes first visit Bokani Dyer brings his South African Trio to Birmingham for the first time on 9th May – also at[…]

March News

Warehouse Sessions The Monday “Warehouse Sessions”, jams run by Xhosa Cole and Jonny Chant, have had to be suspended  because the cafe closed. However Friday the first saw a reopening “under no management” so watch out for more info. NAC Wolverhampton used to host some top national names at the Arena Theatre. The NAC, The[…]