Jazz in a Club Atmosphere

Next gig is:

Upcoming gigs:

Upcoming Gigs

  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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,...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book
  • 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...

    Read More Book

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.

Join the Mailing List

"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