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  • 2016-09-23 19:45:00

    Simon Spillett Quartet

    23 September 2016 19:45

    Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as 

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  • 2016-09-24 20:00:00

    Stan Tracey Legacy Octet

    24 September 2016 20:00

    The late Stan Tracey was a past Honorary President of Birmingham Jazz and it is appropriate to celebrate our 40 years of jazz promotion in...

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  • 2016-10-01 19:45:00

    Surge Orchestra – Plays Sun Ra

    1 October 2016 19:45

    In May, for the Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival, the Surge Orchestra successfully performed the world premiere of new work dedicated to Sun Ra.  Specially commissioned...

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  • 2016-10-07 00:00:00

    Pericopes + 1

    7 October 2016 00:00

    Pericopes + 1 is a jazz project initiated by pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi. Brooklyn-based drummer Nick Wight became the “+ 1” in...

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  • 2016-10-08 19:45:00

    Darius Brubeck Quartet

    8 October 2016 19:45

    The Darius Brubeck Quartet takes us on jazz journeys to distant places and different eras. While Darius is best known for representing his famous father’s...

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  • 2016-10-14 19:45:00

    Indigo Kid

    14 October 2016 19:45

    This group is touring nationally supporting guitarist/composer Dan Messore‘s third release as bandleader of ‘Indigo Kid’. The line up glistens with new cohorts. A hefty crew carve...

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  • 2016-10-21 19:45:00

    Ibou Tall and Jazzmates

    21 October 2016 19:45

    Considered in the Senegalese new generation of musicians as one of the leading Jazz  Keyboard players, Ibou Tall was born in Dakar, Senegal.  He started playing...

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  • 2016-10-28 19:45:00

    Reem Kelani Quartet

    28 October 2016 19:45

    Reem Kelani, the Palestinian singer, musician and musicologist is one of the most enthralling and innovative performers of Palestinian and Arabic music, as well as...

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  • 2016-11-04 19:45:00

    Common Denominator

    4 November 2016 19:45

    Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon, two of Britain’s most celebrated virtuoso reeds players, join forces to produce the ultimate jazz night in British history. On...

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  • 2016-11-11 19:45:00

    Jamil Sheriff Trio

    11 November 2016 19:45

    Jamil Sheriff is Head of Jazz at Leeds College of Music. He is known throughout the UK Jazz scene for his lyrical and rhythmic approach...

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  • 2016-11-13 10:00:00

    From Scratch - Charity Event

    13 November 2016 10:00


    This is a...

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  • 2016-11-18 19:45:00

    Phil Robson Organ Trio

    18 November 2016 19:45

    We welcome back from New York Phil Robson and the fantastic Organ Trio. Phil Robson, an incredibly versatile and creative guitar player as well as...

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  • 2016-11-25 19:30:00

    Alison Rayner Quartet (ARQ) plus Tom Harris

    25 November 2016 19:30

    For the past two years ARQ has built a substantial and wide ranging audience for their “deliciously upbeat, groovy and thoughtful jazz” (Jazz UK).  ...

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  • 2016-11-26 19:45:00

    Christine Tobin

    26 November 2016 19:45

    On a rare visit back to the UK Christine Tobin makes a virtue of visiting one of her favourite clubs – Birmingham Jazz.  This time...

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  • 2016-12-02 19:45:00


    2 December 2016 19:45


    Pavillon is a 12 Piece ensemble led by French Horn Player Jim Rattigan. The group exclusively plays Rattigan’s compositions and features some of the...

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  • 2016-12-03 19:45:00

    Nigel Price Organ Trio + Jack Kinsella Trio

    3 December 2016 19:45

    This Trio has released four albums, completed five UK tours, and played hundreds of concerts since they formed in 2000 including ten residencies at Ronnie...

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  • 2017-01-06 19:45:00

    Elliott Sansom

    6 January 2017 19:45

    Elliott is the rising star of the recent crop of Conservatoire pianists.  He has been writing original music inspired my some of his favourite composers...

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  • 2017-01-13 19:45:00


    13 January 2017 19:45

    A collaboration between two of the UK’s finest jazz artists Barry Green and Brigitte Beraha, the band also features legends Chris Laurence and Paul Clarvis....

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  • 2017-01-20 19:45:00


    20 January 2017 19:45

    After a short absence, this new Quintet makes a welcome return Birmingham Jazz and the Red Lion.  

    This will be the debut performance of...

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  • 2017-01-27 19:45:00

    Alex Hutton – Magna Carta

    27 January 2017 19:45

    An original concept, with original music and the most original players in the UK today.  2015 was the 800-year anniversary of the signing of the...

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  • 2017-02-03 19:45:00

    Fini Bearman

    3 February 2017 19:45

    We welcome to the Friday Jazz Club the new singer on the block, touring with her band to showcase the release of her new album...

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  • 2017-02-10 19:45:00

    CharCole Collective

    10 February 2017 19:45

    In amongst the turbulent demolition, construction and development of England's second city, this exciting young band headed up by Xhosa Cole pays homage to Birmingham's...

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  • 2017-02-17 19:45:00


    17 February 2017 19:45

    Gareth Lockrane is rated as the most accomplished new flute player in the UK scene today.  For this gig he plays Birmingham Jazz with his...

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  • 2017-03-03 19:45:00

    Tom Harrison & Cleveland Watkiss "Ellington Project"

    3 March 2017 19:45

    We welcome Tom back to Birmingham Jazz, after the Film Score set, with his new Project.  He has added some new players, dedicated to exploring...

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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

    We can welcome for the first time at Birmingham Jazz, Romarna Campbell, with her own quartet.  Romana has been ever present on the Jazz scene in...

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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 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 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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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