What people say about Birmingham Jazz!
Asaf Sirkis the drummer and percussionist says:
"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."
And Peter Bacon says:
"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."
And a fan who attended both the 2016 and 2017 Legends Festivals wrote to the Birmingham Evening Mail:
"It is very fashionable to think the best music happens in the big venues, with mega stars and big entrance charges. Well can I take this opportunity of reminding everyone in Birmingham that this is not necessarily so. And the reason I give is the Jazz Legends Festival which has just finished in the Jewellery Quarter (and which I came up from London to attend.) Oh yes in London we have the Royal Albert and the Royal Festival Halls, but what chance there of shaking hands with Alec Dankworth, or chatting with any one of fifty or so musicians, face to face, and them liking every minute of it. The Red Lion in Warstone Lane is cozy, to say the least, and its just how we imagine legendary clubs first started out. How the Harp (yes, harp) got up those stairs I can't imagine. Three days of jazz, it was pure bliss and worth the two hour journey. Keep a look out for more Birmingham Jazz events - they are quality, they are value for money, and overwhelmingly friendly. And they belong to Birmingham!"