November 2015

Here is a list of gigs across the English Midlands for the next 3o days. I don’t claim it’s comprehensive at all – these are just the gigs I know about and/or think thejazzbreakfast readers might be interested in. (Want your gig added? See note at end.)

1 SUNDAY

JQ Jam Session
Spot the big names of tomorrow
The Brown Lion, Jewellery Quarter 7.30pm Free

2 MONDAY

Andrew Bain and Percy Pursglove
The Pure Sessions with guest players.
Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham 7.30pm Free

3 TUESDAY

Cath Roberts/Anton Hunter plus Percy Pursglove/Trish Clowes/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders
Free Improvised Music from London/Manchester.
Fizzle, The Lamp Tavern, Digbeth 7.30pm £5

Hans Koller Quartet
New music for quartet from renowned pianist and composer.
Jazz at the Spotted Dog, The Spotted Dog, Digbeth 9pm £5 suggested donation

5 THURSDAY

Snapdragon
Intimate trio playing songs influenced by literature.
Jazzlines, Bramall Music Building, Univ of Birmingham 5:30pm Free

Mish Mash (Andy Gayle Trio)
Andy Gayle’s New Project ‘Mish Mash’ showcasing at the Silvershine Jazz Club.
Silvershine Jazz Club Bearwood Corks Club Social, Smethwick 9pm £4/£3

6 FRIDAY

Piera Onacko Trio
Pianist from Jazzlines Women in Jazz programme.
Jazzlines, Symphony Hall Foyer 5pm Free

Inner Space Music
Exploring the fine line between structure and freedom.
Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter 7.45pm £12.50/£10/£5

8 SUNDAY

JQ Jam Session
Spot the big names of tomorrow.
The Brown Lion, Jewellery Quarter 7.30pm Free

9 MONDAY

Andrew Bain and Percy Pursglove
The Pure Sessions with guest players.
Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham 7.30pm Free

10 TUESDAY

Ben Lee Quintet
Last-minute change. Young guitarist steps in to replace drummer Jeff Williams who has had to pull out.
Jazz at the Spotted Dog, Spotted Dog, Digbeth 9pm £5 suggested donation

12 THURSDAY

Birmingham Jazz Orchestra
Playing the music of Dave Ferris
The Fiddle & Bone, Sheepcote St, 8.30pm, Free. More here.

John Garner
First jazz violinist the Silvershine Jazz Club has booked.
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club Social, Smethwick 9pm £5/£4

13 FRIDAY

Philip Clouts Quartet
World-influenced jazz from the West Country.
Jazzlines, Symphony Hall Foyer 5pm Free

Maciek Pysz
Guitarist playing music from his new album.
Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter 7.45pm £12.50/£10/£5

15 SUNDAY

JQ Jam Session
Spot the big names of tomorrow.
The Brown Lion, Jewellery Quarter, 7.30pm Free

16 MONDAY

Andrew Bain and Percy Pursglove
The Pure Sessions with guest players.
Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham 7.30pm Free

17 TUESDAY

Petter Eldh/Peter Evans/Christian Lillinger/Wanja Slavin plus Andrew Woodhead solo
Cutting Edge music from Berlin musicians, featuring American Improv legend Peter Evans.
Fizzle/TDE Promotions, Midland Arts Centre 7.30pm £10/£8

Liane Carroll
World-renowned singer and pianist alongside local big band musicians.
Jazz at the Spotted Dog | Spotted Dog, Digbeth 9pm | £5 suggested donation

Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge
Powerhouse tenor sax-led band.
Jazzlines, The Jam House, Jewellery Quarter 8:30pm Free

19 THURSDAY

Partisans
Long-standing British quartet co-led by Phil Robson and Julian Siegel.
Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter 7.45pm £15/£10/£5

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra
First Birmingham visit from New York’s finest.
Jazzlines, Symphony Hall 8pm £9.50-£25

Steve Ajao’s Blues Giants
Always a fabulous evening with the guitarist and co.
Silvershine Jazz Club Bearwood Corks Club Social, Smethwick 9pm £5/£4

20 Friday

Nick Dewhurst Band
Hard-bop influenced trumpet/sax frontline.
Jazzlines, Symphony Hall Foyer 5pm Free

Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton
Barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano.
The Blue Piano, Edgbaston 7pm Free

The MSJO Residency Quintet
Five of Maria Schneider’s jazz orchestra musicians.
Jazzlines, CBSO Centre 8pm £15

Young Pilgrims/Glowrogues/Krash Band Ecoute
Young Pilgrims album launch plus.
Pilgrimage, The Sun At The Station, Kings Heath 8.30pm £6

22 SUNDAY

Gilad Hekselman Trio feat. Joe Martin & Kush Abadey
Top New York Trio will blow your minds with happening, new jazz.
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club Social, Smethwick 6:30pm (Workshop 3pm) £12(Show), £15 (Workshop), £25 (both)

JQ Jam Session
Spot the big names of tomorrow.
The Brown Lion 7.30pm Free

23 MONDAY

Andrew Bain and Percy Pursglove
The Pure Sessions with guest players.
Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham 7.30pm Free

24 TUESDAY

Kristian Borring Quartet
Creative London-based quartet as part of a UK tour.
Jazz at the Spotted Dog, Spotted Dog, Digbeth 9pm £5 suggested donation

25 WEDNESDAY

Club Bebop with Steve Ajao & friends
Steve on saxophone.
The Blue Piano, Edgbaston 7pm Free

26 THURSDAY

Chris Mapp with Maja Ratkje
Dark-hued experimental improv with guest vocalist from Norway.
Jazzlines, The Crossing @ South and City College 8pm £12

Paul’s Pals
Ex Au Pair Paul Foad bringing all his jazz pals together.
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club Social, Smethwick, 9pm £4/£3

27 FRIDAY

Entropi
Space jazz from saxophonist Dee Byrne.
Jazzlines | Symphony Hall Foyer 5pm Free

Sonia ‘Indigo’ Clarke
Jazz standards with soul and gospel.
The Blue Piano, Edgbaston 7pm Free

Nic Meier
Swiss guitarist with world music interests.
Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter 7.45pm £12.50/£10/£5

Chris Mapp plus Arve Henriksen
Experimental improv with Norwegian trumpeter as guest.
Jazzlines, The Crossing @ South and City College 8pm £12

29 SUNDAY

JQ Jam Session
Spot the big names of tomorrow.
The Brown Lion 7.30pm Free

30 MONDAY

Andrew Bain and Percy Pursglove
The Pure Sessions with guest players.
Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham 7.30pm Free

  • If your gig is not here please add it as a comment to this post and in due course I’ll try to include it in the main list. In the meantime, there it will be in the comments. Please try to stick to the same format as in the main post, and keep it to the English Midlands. I don’t want this to become too wordy with descriptions – those are for me to compose elsewhere in this site in the Live Preview category. Just stick to the facts!


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4 replies

  1. 21 SATURDAY

    The Notebenders
    Continuing the legacy of the legendary Andy Hamilton..
    Jazzlines, Symphony Hall Foyer 1:30pm Free

  2. PINSKI ZOO & Wojtek Konikiewicz
    Free funk and cross genre jazz from UK band with guest pianist from Warsaw
    THURSDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 8PM
    Bonington Theatre Arnold
    http://jazzsteps.co.uk/live_2015_pinskizoo.php
    Tickets £12.00 £10 concs/£5 students

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