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  • 2016-04-15 19:45:00

    Matt Ridley Quartet

    15 April 2016 19:45

    A welcome return to this star quartet, touring their new album, Metta - a title and concept referencing themes of benevolence and goodwill - with saxophone favourite...

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  • 2016-04-22 19:45:00

    The Nick Dewhurst Band

    22 April 2016 19:45

    Nick Dewhurst is a local star who is much in demand both as a band leader and sidesman. His  own band mixes sparkling originals with...

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  • 2016-04-29 19:45:00

    Georgia Mancio's Quadro

    29 April 2016 19:45

    Quadro (meaning ‘picture’ in Italian) is the new trio by award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio, much lauded pianist Frank Harrison and bassist Andy Cleyndert. Together they...

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  • 2016-05-06 19:45:00

    Double Talk

    6 May 2016 19:45

    This band is led by Theo Travis, who hails from Birmingham originally, but has sadly not performed here for 15 years.  This is your chance...

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  • 2016-05-13 19:45:00

    Sirkis/Bialis International Quartet

    13 May 2016 19:45

    The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet is a fresh new collaboration between Israeli UK-resident drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis, known for his work with the Lighthouse trio (ACT), Gilad...

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  • 2016-05-20 12:30:00

    Billy Weir's Happy Jazz

    20 May 2016 12:30

    This is the new Billy Weir's Happy Jazz and is pretty much what it says.  Led by the drummer, it is a classic sextet line-up of trumpet,...

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  • 2016-05-20 14:30:00

    Xhosa Cole Quartet

    20 May 2016 14:30

    We welcome an early outing from one of Birmingham's own rising stars.  This is a new band line-up for Xhosa who will be playing a mix...

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  • 2016-05-20 17:00:00

    From Scratch

    20 May 2016 17:00

    The first of two live performances commissioned by Birmingham Jazz just for this Festival.   'From Scratch' will be drawing on a number of Joe...

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  • 2016-05-20 20:00:00

    Kevin Figes Septet

    20 May 2016 20:00

    The music for this septet (originally an octet) draws not only upon jazz influences (Kenny Wheeler, David Binney) but also a lot from the progressive...

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  • 2016-05-21 10:30:00

    Jazz Breakfast - Eddy Lim

    21 May 2016 10:30

    Mr Jazz Breakfast himself, Peter Bacon, will introduce this early cafe gig.

    Eddy is one of the new crop of Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz students to take...

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  • 2016-05-21 14:00:00

    The Train and The River

    21 May 2016 14:00

    A new trio led by Jeremy Price created to pay homage to one of the great legendary trios, Bob Brookmeyer/Jimmy Giuffre/Jim Hall who were noted...

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  • 2016-05-21 17:00:00

    Four Plus Three

    21 May 2016 17:00

    This is a new collaboration between jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams and The Guastalla Quartet.  Kate first met violinists John Garner and Maire Schreer whilst working on...

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  • 2016-05-21 20:00:00

    Jump Monk

    21 May 2016 20:00

    'Jump Monk' is a Charles Mingus tune celebrating Thelonious Monk; as this band sets out to do.  This stellar line-up includes Birmingham Jazz favourites, Tony...

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  • 2016-05-22 11:30:00

    YBY Trio

    22 May 2016 11:30

    A great start to the final day of this year's Festival: Chris Young brings his new trio to the expansive sound in the UCB performance...

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  • 2016-05-22 13:00:00

    Tony Levin Drum Prize

    22 May 2016 13:00

    Jazz drum legend and much-loved Birmingham Conservatoire tutor Tony Levin passed away in February 2011 but, for us, his legacy still lives on.

    A unique opportunity to hear...

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  • 2016-05-22 15:00:00

    Juliet Kelly

    22 May 2016 15:00

    The acclaimed singer and songwriter, Juliet Kelly brings her successful “Celebrating the Divas of Jazz” to the Legends Festival.  Her tribute to the jazz singers...

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  • 2016-05-22 17:30:00

    Monk The Final Frontier

    22 May 2016 17:30

    A new band formed by Aisling Iris joins the Festival to complete the Monk tributes.  Tony is very well versed in the works of Thelonious...

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  • 2016-05-22 20:00:00

    Sid Peacock/Surge/Sun Ra

    22 May 2016 20:00

    The second of the specially commissioned pieces for this Festival is a recreation of the Legendary Sun Ra Arkestra.  Sun Ra read that man exists...

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  • 2016-05-27 19:45:00

    Hansu-Tori: Amidst A Swarm of Butterflies

    27 May 2016 19:45

    'Amidst A Swarm Of Butterflies' is an entirely new set of music drawing heavily from the range of human emotions and exploring the metaphor of 'having...

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  • 2016-06-10 19:45:00

    Dominic J Marshall Trio

    10 June 2016 19:45

    Dominic J Marshall finds a piano trio format a very intimate and inspiring setting. The compositional approach to improvising has been one of the main...

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  • 2016-06-17 19:45:00

    Kofi-Bzhezhinska-Zirilli International Trio

    17 June 2016 19:45

    This new trio with one of Birmingham Jazz favourite players, and award-winning jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi, with internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska and the virtuoso drummer...

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  • 2016-06-24 19:45:00

    From Scratch

    24 June 2016 19:45

    A new sound and line up for the popular From Scratch band.  After many requests the sax chair is taken by Dutch Lewis, with his...

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  • 2016-07-01 19:45:00

    Still Waters

    1 July 2016 19:45

    The composer and trumpeter Henry Lowther performs alongside Pete Hurst on tenor sax, Barry Green on piano, Dave Green on bass and Paul Clarvis on...

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  • 2016-07-08 19:45:00

    Fervour (Sean Gibbs)

    8 July 2016 19:45

    A welcome return to Sean Gibbs, one of the highlights of the 2015 Legends Festival.  For this gig, Sean will be presenting his new band...

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  • 2016-07-15 19:45:00

    Julian Siegel Quartet

    15 July 2016 19:45

    With the Julian Siegel Quartet, Julian has chosen to work with some of this generation's most distinctive voices to create a group that is becoming...

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  • 2016-07-22 15:00:00

    Andrew Woodhead/Elliot Galvin Duo

    22 July 2016 15:00

    This project is a new collaboration between two of the country’s most exciting young pianists. Elliot Galvin was a Yamaha Jazz Scholar 2013 and won...

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  • 2016-07-22 19:30:00

    Tomorrow Band

    22 July 2016 19:30

    We welcome an outing from one of Birmingham’s own band of brothers.  This is a new band line up for Tomorrow’s Band and will be...

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  • 2016-07-23 10:30:00

    Jazz Breakfast – Steve Tromans & Ruth Angell

    23 July 2016 10:30

    A special one off for all you world music fans, bringing together the master of jazz improvisation with a star of violin and singer. They...

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  • 2016-07-23 13:30:00

    Robbie Fearon Quartet

    23 July 2016 13:30

    The quartet is a new band that has been formed by Robbie, who is currently studying at the Conservatoire.  He has recruited three of the...

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  • 2016-07-23 19:30:00

    Chris Gumbley Quintet

    23 July 2016 19:30

    Chris Gumbley returns to Birmingham Jazz with his tribute to Cannonball Adderley.  Cannonball was closely associated with Miles Davis, in particular the “Kind of Blue”...

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  • 2016-07-24 12:00:00

    Vittorio Mura Quintet

    24 July 2016 12:00

    The second band from the new emerging student bands from the Conservatoire.  Vittorio is a powerhouse sax player with his own set of tunes, supplemented...

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  • 2016-07-24 17:30:00

    Ray Butcher Quintet

    24 July 2016 17:30

    This is a new band formed by Ray to feature new writing that he has been working on.  The Line up is a mix of...

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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