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  • 2017-03-10 19:45:00

    Maciek Pysz

    10 March 2017 19:45

    Back from his triumphant debut last year with a new line up Maciek is touring his new album ‘A Journey.’   Maciek Pysz is a...

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  • 2017-03-17 19:45:00


    17 March 2017 19:45

    Nicolas has in just a few short years has carved a reputation out as one of the UK’s most original and uniquely talented guitarists. This...

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  • 2017-03-24 19:45:00

    Romarna Campbell

    24 March 2017 19:45

    Birmingham Jazz is excited to welcome for the first time, Romarna Campbell, with her latest project ‘Limitations of Our Imaginations’.  Romarna has been ever present on...

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  • 2017-03-31 19:45:00


    31 March 2017 19:45

    Solstice is a collaboration between some of the foremost bandleaders and composers emerging from the thriving east London music scene, the E17 group.  Musically, it’s...

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  • 2017-04-28 12:00:00

    Andrew Woodhead Duo

    28 April 2017 12:00

    The first of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Andrew will be performing for the lunch-time crowd live in the square marquee two sets from...

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  • 2017-04-28 19:45:00

    Hans Koller Quartet

    28 April 2017 19:45

    Hans Koller was born into a musical family, his father was a jazz-loving Lutheran pastor, his mother a music teacher and his four sisters all...

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  • 2017-05-05 19:45:00

    Led Bib

    5 May 2017 19:45

    Drummer and composer Mark Holub formed Led Bib in 2003 for a university masters project.  Made up of his Middlesex university friends, the five piece...

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  • 2017-05-12 12:00:00

    Robbie Fearon

    12 May 2017 12:00

    The second of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Saxophonist Robbie Fearon and his band will be performing for the lunch time crowd live in the...

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  • 2017-05-12 19:45:00

    Great Wee Band

    12 May 2017 19:45

    A night with… ‘The Great Wee Band’.  In keeping with Birmingham Jazz’s long standing tradition of bringing top quality entertainment to the City, we end...

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  • 2017-05-19 12:30:00

    Tony Levin Drum Prize

    19 May 2017 12:30

    We host Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Department's Tony Levin Drum Prize competition. The four finalists from the current crop of Drum Students battle it out for the...

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  • 2017-05-19 14:30:00

    Dave Ferris Organ Trio

    19 May 2017 14:30

    A tribute to the Blue Note Star Jimmy Smith, the founder of the Organ Trio.

    Line up: Dave Ferris - keyboard; Ben Lee - guitar...

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  • 2017-05-19 17:00:00

    Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet

    19 May 2017 17:00

    This band pay tribute to one of the most amazing couples in jazz history by exploring their musical and spiritual connections through their extensive contribution...

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  • 2017-05-19 20:00:00

    The Bryan Corbett National All Star Band

    19 May 2017 20:00

    The first outing for the Festival Curator with his national band.  They will present iconic tunes from two Blue Note records.

    Line up: Bryan Corbett...

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  • 2017-05-20 10:30:00

    Bryan Corbett Trio

    20 May 2017 10:30

    The BC Trio present a chill out morning session of beautiful mellow ballads and standards interspersed with a 'Plug into Jazz' Q & A session...

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  • 2017-05-20 14:00:00

    Ornette Coleman Tribute

    20 May 2017 14:00

    Tony Kofi has been involved with many world class jazz projects led by others over the years. Here he has put together a project which...

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  • 2017-05-20 17:00:00

    Brian Corbett Quartet + 1

    20 May 2017 17:00

    Bryan regular quartet presents music from his latest album 'Message Of Iridescence'.  One of the finest quartets around, with a focus for ensemble as a...

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  • 2017-05-20 20:00:00

    Kate Williams Four Plus Three

    20 May 2017 20:00

    Kate brings her seven piece ensemble back to the Festival adding  a few Blue Note tunes to the set - there's plenty to choose from!...

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  • 2017-05-21 11:30:00

    Nick Dewhurst Quintet

    21 May 2017 11:30

    This is a new outing for this popular Lichfield based Trumpet player.  He will deliver up a fine jazz breakfast in the Saint Kitchen; playing...

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  • 2017-05-21 13:00:00

    Sean Gibbs Quintet

    21 May 2017 13:00

    This fine young band led by Trumpeter Sean Gibbs.  For this set they will be performing tunes by Sean favorite Legend from Blue Note Lee...

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  • 2017-05-21 15:30:00

    Bryan Corbett’s Local Stars

    21 May 2017 15:30

    For his final performance Bryan brings together all the local stars he is most associated with.  This Corbett finale with be a Blue 'n' Groovy...

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  • 2017-05-21 17:30:00

    Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents

    21 May 2017 17:30

    Alec Dankworth’s long-standing love of all things Spanish provided the inspiration for this group. Metheny, Corea, Rodrigo are reinvented alongside traditional folk songs and originals...

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  • 2017-05-21 20:00:00


    21 May 2017 20:00

    The finale of this year’s Festival is one of the UK’s own Legendary bands.  After a long period of absence this famous quartet have reformed. ...

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  • 2017-05-26 12:00:00

    Sean Gibbs

    26 May 2017 12:00

    The third of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Trumpeter Sean Gibbs and his band will be performing for the lunch time crowd live in the...

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  • 2017-06-09 12:00:00

    Jack Kinsella

    9 June 2017 12:00

    The fourth of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Guitarist Jack Kinsella and his band will be performing for the lunch time crowd live in the...

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  • 2017-06-09 19:45:00

    New Simplicity Trio

    9 June 2017 19:45

    This is a collective and forward looking group playing compositions by each member of the trio. Their compositions are centered around an ethos of melodic...

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  • 2017-06-16 19:30:00

    Jump Monk + Support Band

    16 June 2017 19:30

    This is the Birmingham Jazz contribution to the Monkathon (the aim is to play all of Monks 70 tunes), organised by the Birmingham Conservatoire, and...

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  • 2017-06-23 12:00:00

    Tom Harris

    23 June 2017 12:00

    The fifth of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Keyboard player Tom Harris and his band will be performing for the lunch time crowd live in...

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  • 2017-06-23 19:45:00

    Josephine Davies’ OTREE

    23 June 2017 19:45

    Perrier award-winning OTREE are releasing their first album on Whirlwind records this year. It has a most promising up-and-coming leader with three of the most...

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  • 2017-06-30 19:45:00

    Fred Thomas’ Polyphonic Jazz Band

    30 June 2017 19:45

    The Polyphonic Jazz Band explores improvised counterpoint through the medium of jazz standards. Dispensing with the traditional roles of harmonic instruments such as the piano...

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  • 2017-07-07 12:00:00

    Xhosa Cole

    7 July 2017 12:00

    The sixth of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Reeds player leads and will be performing for the lunch time crowd live in the square marquee...

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  • 2017-07-21 12:00:00

    Chris Young

    21 July 2017 12:00

    The seventh of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Saxophonist Chris Young and his band will be performing for the lunch time crowd live in the...

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  • 2017-08-04 12:00:00

    Andrew Woodhead

    4 August 2017 12:00

    The last of our summer in the Golden Square gigs. Andrew will be back performing for the lunch time crowd live in the square marquee two sets...

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Welcome to Birmingham Jazz

Check out our gigs on Fridays and get down to the Red Lion for some great jazz, food and drink! We occasionally use other venues on other days so keep an eye out. See you soon. Also check out membership it gives you a discount on gigs including Festivals.

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"Always great to play at Birmingham Jazz. As a musician, its wonderful to be treated with respect. It must be one of the best venues in the country for original new music."

Asaf Sirkis

"To hear a wide range of some of this country's finest jazz musicians up close in a friendly atmosphere, with excellent beer and the option of a good meal, Birmingham Jazz is hard to beat."

Peter Bacon www.thejazzbreakfast.com