For this fortieth year celebration we have put together one of our most, if not the most ambitious programme ever. It has partnerships new and old, venues for all plus the very best jazz singers and musicians available, playing the most diverse sounds. This Autumn there are two series of gigs. First, our regular Friday (with one extra one on a Saturday) night gigs at the Red Lion with an impressive range of bands and top musicians both national and international - two, with the support of the headliners, have local support bands. And then we also have a sequence of Birmingham Jazz at 40 gigs specially chosen to be highlights of this or any year. See the Gig and Birmingham Jazz@40 sections for more information.