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  1. The French boogie pianist – billed as ‘an energetic and efficient showman ‘ – began playing at the age of 11 and has completed 25 years and more than2500 concerts. A hint of his appeal comes in the disclaimer on his most recent album, Ben Toury Live: ‘Useful against bad mood and depression.’ Ben is a spectacular performer, blending high speed pianism with show-stopping business – a mix of Harry Connick’s crooning and Jerry Lee Lewis’s virtuoso piano playing plus! For much of his career he combined classical touches with Arabic melodies, but in recent years he is getting back to his roots with the Wild Boogie Woogie albums.
    1. 19 Jul 2024
  2. The Traveling Janes have many different things to recommend them, not least the fact that a four-piece band contains members from Scotland, the United States, Singapore and Norway – plenty of travelling involved, though the name ‘Traveling Jane’ actually refers to a slang phrase given to a female performer from the late 19th/early 20th century vaudevillian traveling tent shows.
    1. 20 Jul 2024
  3. Val Wiseman
    One of the UK’s finest jazz singers, Val Wiseman, born in West Bromwich, began her career over 60 years ago with the West Side Jazzmen. That was a prelude to much greater things, initially with the Second City Jazzmen, then on to national fame with Monty Sunshine’s band. She also had the chance to sing with the likes of Humphrey Lyttelton, Kenny Baker and Alex Welsh.
    1. 20 Jul 2024
  4. At the heart of Tipitina are powerhouse singer Debbie Jones with her roots in gospel and Justin Randall, quite simply the finest and most exciting New Orleans-style piano player outside of Louisiana. The great Irma Thomas said of Debbie, ‘She has a lot of soul in her voice.’ Together they deliver the red hot and rocking music of Dr John, James Booker, Professor Longhair and Fats Domino. Based in Lancashire, the band is a regular favourite at the Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival, both the Upton Jazz and Blues Festivals, and represented the Royal Albert Hall at the West End Live Festival. The band has recorded two albums for Big Bear which have enjoyed extensive international airplay.
    1. 20 Jul 2024
  5. One of the most popular features of the Birmingham Festival, You’re Never Alone with a Uke takes absolute beginners on the instrument and coaches them in learning one tune. Then comes the difficult part – getting a ukulele out of the hands of a five-year-old who has just discovered he can play it!
    1. 26 Jul 2024
  6. The Swing Cats represent one of the most versatile and seductive vocal sounds that have appeared on the country's jazz scene, evoking the great jazz voices and composers of the 30s and 40s of the last century, such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and even Chet Baker.
    1. 27 Jul 2024
  7. Billy Spakemon
    Join Tim Martin and Billy Spakemon (Black Country Radio and Xtra) to celebrate Black Country Day with 'a bit of this and more of that music' and stories from across the years.
    1. Warren James is known as a talented banjo player, guitarist and singer of skiffle, jazz, country, rock’n’roll and blues music of the 1920s to the 1960s. In his skiffle group he revives the music that preceded the great pop boom of the late 1950s, with the songs of Lonnie Donegan and the many skifflers who followed in his wake.
      1. 22 Jul 2024
    2. Tenement Jazz Band
      This event is presented as part of a public programme of exhibitions and events exploring the heritage of The Exchange, University of Birmingham's city-centre location and former headquarters of Birmingham Municipal Bank.
      1. 24 Jul 2024
    3. Art Themen
      Over 60 years since he first made his mark with the Cambridge University Jazz Band, Art Themen is still picking up accolades. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Worshipful Company of musicians and was recently shortlisted for Jazz musician of the year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. His early career took him through a spell with Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, work with contemporary British composers, a long association with Stan Tracey and associations with such American giants as Charlie Rouse, Nat Adderley and Red Rodney – all while working as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon.
      1. 24 Jul 2024
    4. The Journeymen are a four-piece band, dedicated to playing the music of Eric Clapton. The Journeymen will take you on a journey through Eric’s extensive 60-year career, from his humble beginnings with The Yardbirds, into his stint with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, continuing with the first Super group, Cream, onto Blind Faith, then Derek and The Dominos and finishing with his solo career. Expect a performance that recaptures the feel and essence of an Eric Clapton concert.
      1. 25 Jul 2024
    5. Regulars at the Birmingham Festival, Playing Django are Birmingham-based, with a 15 year residency at La Bastile in the City Centre and the Dark Horse in Moseley. They have now moved out from these, but their music, based on the Hot Club with Django Reinhardt, stays the same.
      1. 26 Jul 2024
    6. Bruce Adams
      Bruce Adams has been an irresistible force on the UK jazz scene for over 40 years, an exciting soloist who first came to public notice when a distinguished jury of Buddy Tate, Doc Cheatham and Max Jones voted him Best Trumpet and Outstanding Soloist at the 1982 Holsten Big Band Competition. In the mid-1980s Bruce worked regularly at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival with the likes of Sweets Edison. Warren Vache, Buddy Tate, Al Cohn, Benny Waters, Dave McKenna and a host of other stars from both sides of the Atlantic. In 1986 the Glasgow Jazz Festival recruited Bruce into the Benny Carter Big Band.
      1. 28 Jul 2024
    7. Jamie Thyher
      In 1994 guitarist Jamie Thyer decided to put together a rhythm section – the Worried Men – with the intention of rehearsing, but little expectation of breaking into the rock scene – too much originality, too much integrity! To their surprise enthusiastic audiences and promoters proved them wrong and 30 years later they have clocked up 4,000 gigs – from pub back room to festival stages. Their live album, Fear and Loathing at the Wunder Bar, opened the way to playing the likes of London’s Marquee and Nottingham’s Rock City alongside Chicken Shack, Wilko Johnson and Jefferson Starship, among many others. Still touring widely in the UK and Ireland, the band continues to excite audiences.
      1. 28 Jul 2024

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    1. Address

      Wednesbury Museum, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7DF

      Tel:

      0121 588 2985

      Wednesbury

      Join us at Wednesbury Museum for some fantastic live music as part of the Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival

      Friday 26th July, 7:00pm,
      Rich Dickinson’s Driving Force
      Wednesbury Museum, Holyhead Road, WS10 7DF


      Rich Dickinson’s Driving Force is an…

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    2. Address

      Cradley Heath Library, Upper High Street, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 5JU

      Tel:

      0121 569 4926

      Cradley Heath

      Over 60 years since he first made his mark with the Cambridge University Jazz Band, Art Themen is still picking up accolades. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Worshipful Company of musicians and was recently shortlisted for Jazz…

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    3. Address

      Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5RJ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4943

      Smethwick

      In 1994 guitarist Jamie Thyer decided to put together a rhythm section – the Worried Men – with the intention of rehearsing, but little expectation of breaking into the rock scene – too much originality, too much integrity! To their surprise…

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    4. Address

      Wednesbury Library, Walsall Street, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 9EH

      Tel:

      0121 569 4945

      Wednesbury

      Tenement Jazz band are a traditional jazz band formed in early 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought together by their shared love of early jazz, ragtime and blues, they are on a journey of exploration back to the roots of the music that they play. A…

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    5. Address

      Sandwell Museums have a lively programme of events and activities throughout the year for all ages to enjoy! 

      * We have a fantastic programme of activities for families from school holiday fun to large community events, from historical fun to arts…

    6. Address

      Oak House Visitor Centre, Oak Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8HJ

      Tel:

      0121 533 0759

      West Bromwich

      Join us at Oak House grounds for a fantastic afternoon of live music. Outdoor gig if the weather is fine so bring a picnic chair or blanket and a picnic to enjoy.

      Sunday 28th July. 2pm
      Chick Wren’s Rollin’ River Band
      Oak House Museum, Oak Road,…

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    7. Address

      Central Library, High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8DZ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4900

      West Bromwich

      The Traveling Janes have many different things to recommend them, not least the fact that a four-piece band contains members from Scotland, the United States, Singapore and Norway – plenty of travelling involved, though the name ‘Traveling Jane’…

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    8. Address

      Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5RJ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4943

      Smethwick

      Bruce Adams has been an irresistible force on the UK jazz scene for over 40 years, an exciting soloist who first came to public notice when a distinguished jury of Buddy Tate, Doc Cheatham and Max Jones voted him Best Trumpet and Outstanding Soloist…

      Add Live Jazz and Blues: ‘A Night at Minton’s’ with Bruce Adams FREE to your Itinerary

    9. Address

      Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5RJ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4943

      Smethwick

      The Hot Club of Halifax are a fresh and exciting collective of seasoned musicians offering dynamic & charismatic renditions of songs & tunes from the Django “Gypsy Jazz” repertoire & elsewhere. With doubling the Hot Club Halifax includes two…

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    10. Address

      Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5RJ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4943

      Smethwick

      The Bearwood Rock Collective is a group for adults that meets regularly to rehearse and perform rock music in Bearwood, Birmingham.

      Rehearsals are led by a bandleader with the use of lead sheets and playing by ear so anyone with any instrument or…

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    11. Address

      Central Library, High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8DZ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4900

      West Bromwich

      At the heart of Tipitina are powerhouse singer Debbie Jones with her roots in gospel and Justin Randall, quite simply the finest and most exciting New Orleans-style piano player outside of Louisiana. The great Irma Thomas said of Debbie, ‘She has a…

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    12. Address

      Bleakhouse Library, Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9DS

      Tel:

      0121 569 4923

      Oldbury

      Regulars at the Birmingham Festival, Playing Django are Birmingham-based, with a 15 year residency at La Bastile in the City Centre and the Dark Horse in Moseley. They have now moved out from these, but their music, based on the Hot Club with Django…

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    13. Address

      THE BIRMINGHAM JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

      is back in Sandwell this summer for 2024 for loads of great live music in our museums and libraries.

      Saturday 20th July 12:00pm -Florence Joelle

      Bromwich Hall – Hall Green Road, West Bromwich B71…

    14. Address

      Central Library, High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8DZ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4900

      West Bromwich

      One of the UK’s finest jazz singers, Val Wiseman, born in West Bromwich, began her career over 60 years ago with the West Side Jazzmen. That was a prelude to much greater things, initially with the Second City Jazzmen, then on to national fame with…

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    15. Address

      Central Library, High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8DZ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4900

      West Bromwich

      Alan Fletcher is a household name in the UK because of his portrayal of Dr Karl Kennedy in the popular Australian drama Neighbours.
      Thousands of people also well remember Alan’s touring band The Waiting Room that performed their unique rock n roll…

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    16. Address

      Central Library, High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8DZ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4900

      West Bromwich

      A rising star of the UK music scene, Hannah Brine has been likened to Norah Jones and Carole King. This festival sees her join forces with pianist Dan Whieldon to deliver an exquisite selection of standards, and tasteful covers, which sit…

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    17. Address

      Central Library, High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8DZ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4900

      West Bromwich

      The Swing Cats represent one of the most versatile and seductive vocal sounds that have appeared on the country's jazz scene, evoking the great jazz voices and composers of the 30s and 40s of the last century, such as Billie Holiday, Ella…

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    18. Address

      Central Library, High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8DZ

      Tel:

      0121 569 4900

      West Bromwich

      One of the most popular features of the Birmingham Festival, You’re Never Alone with a Uke takes absolute beginners on the instrument and coaches them in learning one tune. Then comes the difficult part – getting a ukulele out of the hands of a…

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    19. Address

      Haden Hill House Museum, Halesowen Road (entrance via Barrs Rd), Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 7JU

      Tel:

      01384 569 444

      Cradley Heath

      Join us for some fantastic live music at Haden Hill House (outdoor gig if the weather is fine)

      Sunday 28th July 2pm
      Warren James Skiffle Group

      Haden Hill House Museum, Off Barrs Road, Cradley Heath. B64 7JU

      A talented banjo player, guitarist and…

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    20. Address

      Great Bridge Library, Sheepwash Lane, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 7JF

      Tel:

      0121 569 4930

      Tipton

      Warren James is known as a talented banjo player, guitarist and singer of skiffle, jazz, country, rock’n’roll and blues music of the 1920s to the 1960s. In his skiffle group he revives the music that preceded the great pop boom of the late 1950s,…

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