January 2016

Here is a list of gigs across the English Midlands for the next 31 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. The format is band, brief description, organisation, venue, time, price)

7 THURSDAY

Marshall/Sanders/Ex/Weston
Improvised music
Fizzle | Ort Cafe, Balsall Heath, Birmingham 7:30pm £5

The Blue Notes
Blue Notes jam session! Bring your own instruments, all welcome. Free gig to thank supporters of the club
Silvershine Jazz Club | Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham 9pm Free

8 FRIDAY

Sam Crockatt Quartet
Saxophonist previews his new CD
Jazzlines | Symphony Hall Foyer, Birmingham 5pm Free

Chris Biscoe

Chris Biscoe

Wobbly Rail Five
All-star quintet led by Chris Biscoe
Birmingham Jazz | The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 7.45pm £12.50

The 50th Annual Oxfam Stomp
Four bands and a jam session, all in a good cause
Kings Heath Cricket & Sports Club 7.30pm £10

Elliott Galvin Trio
The pianist is European Young Musician of the year 2014
Derby Jazz | The CUBE Deda, Derby 8pm £10

Jim Hart’s Cloudmakers Trio
Vibes-led trio of Hart, bassist Michael Janisch and drummer Dave Smith
Leicester Jazz House | Attenborough Arts, Leicestershire 8pm £12

9 SATURDAY

Partikel’s String Theory
Jazz trio married to a classical string quartet
Shrewbury Jazz Network | The Hive, Shrewsbury 8pm £14

12 TUESDAY

Bashford/Dunmall/Lewandowski
Improvised music
Fizzle | The Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham 7:30pm £5

Outward Quartet
Contemporary quintet led by saxophonist Chris Young
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham 9pm Suggested £5 donation

13 WEDNESDAY

Christine Tobin – A Thousand Kisses Deep
The singer is one of the finest Leonard Cohen interpreters we have
Jazz at the Garrick | Lichfield Garrick Theatre Studio 7.45pm £12

NY Special – Aland Barnes/Derek Nash
Saxophone summit with Stratford favourites
Stratford Jazz | No 1 Shakespeare Street, Stratford-upon-Avon 8pm £12

14 THURSDAY

Anthony Marsden
Contemporary original compositions and classic standards from this fine young singer
Jazzlines | Bramall Music Building Foyer, Univ Of Birmingham 5.30pm Free entry

Trope

Trope

Alan, Gilad and The Lowest Common Denominator
Barnes and Atzmon go sax to sax
Jazz Steps | Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham 8pm £12

Trope plus support from Districts
Powerful vocals from Cherise Adams Burnett
Jazzlines | Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham 8.30pm £8 (£5 16-25s via Soundbite)

Shaine Dorsey
Shaine sings classic jazz songs alongside some great, Birmingham jazz musicians
Silvershine Jazz Club | Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham 9pm £5/4

15 FRIDAY

Tom Dunnett
Trombone-led band
Jazzlines | Symphony Hall Foyer, Birmingham 5pm Free

The Forgotten Fairground
Matt Gough’s nonet including strings
Birmingham Jazz | The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 7.45pm £6

17 SUNDAY

Ripsaw Catfish
Duo of bari player Cath Roberts and guitarist Anton Hunter
Derby Jazz | VoiceBox, Derby 2pm £10

19 TUESDAY

Mark Trounson Quartet
Bass-led contemporary jazz group featuring double saxophone frontline
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham 9pm Suggested £5 donation

Delano Mills NotStrictlyJazz Quartet
Classic and modern jazz funk. Guesting on Steel pans: Norman Stewart
Jazzlines | The Jam House, St Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 8:30pm, Free Entry.

20 WEDNESDAY

Chris Bowden Quartet
Featuring Miles Levin, Steve Tromans and Tom Clarke-Hill
The Blue Piano, Edgbaston, Birmingham 7pm Free

Nick Dewhurst Band
The trumpeter brings jazz to his hometown with the first of a monthly series
Jazz at the George IV | George IV, Bore Street, Lichfield 8pm £5

Scott Hamilton Quartet
The most complete of mainstream tenor men
Leicester Jazz House | The Y, Leicester 8pm £14

Interplay
Led from the bass by Adrian Litvinoff
Leam Jazz | Leamington Rugby Club, Leamington Spa 8pm £8

21 THURSDAY

Fred Webb and Friends
Singer with the Note Benders, Fred will be singing the classics from Frank Sinatra and more
Silvershine Jazz Club | Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham 9pm £5/4

Kinda Dukish
British Oak, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2XS. 8.30pm £5/£4

22 FRIDAY

Lydia Glanville Quartet
Folk/jazz from this drummer-led band
Jazzlines | Symphony Hall Foyer, Birmingham 5pm Free

Christine Tobin

Christine Tobin

Christine Tobin/Liam Noble
Carole King’s Tapestry gets a jazz twist
Birmingham Jazz | The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 7.45pm £12.50

Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents
Bassist embraces all things Spanish
Derby Jazz | The CUBE Deda, Derby 8pm £15

23 SATURDAY

The Story of Ronnie Scott’s
The tale is told in live music and film
Jazzlines | Town Hall, Birmingham 8pm £18-£20

26 TUESDAY

Coates/Mapp/Sanders + Sugden/Chalk/Griffiths
Improvised music
Fizzle | The Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham 7:30pm £5

Sean Gibbs Quintet
Scottish trumpeter and composer leads his quintet performing original compositions
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham 9pm Suggested £5 donation

27 WEDNESDAY

Jazz showcase
More details from the venue
The Blue Piano, Edgbaston, Birmingham 7pm Free

Gilad Atzmon
Saxophonist with a strong style
Stratford Jazz | No 1 Shakespeare Street, Stratford-upon-Avon 8pm £12

28 THURSDAY

Trevor Lines with the Bruce Coates Quintet
Check out the Bearwood Jazz website for more information
Silvershine Jazz Club | Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham 9pm £5/4

Charlie Wood
Memphis-born blues-jazz singer/songwriter
Jazz Steps | Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham 8pm £12

29 FRIDAY

Tom Syson Sextet
Bedfordshire trumpeter on the rise
Jazzlines | Symphony Hall Foyer, Birmingham 5pm Free

Can o’ Worms
Twin saxes up front in George Crowley-led quintet
Birmingham Jazz | The Red Lion, Digbeth, Birmingham 7.45pm £12.50

Malija

Malija

Malija
Supertrio of Mark Lockheart, Liam Noble and Jasper Høiby
Jazzlines | CBSO Centre, Birmingham 8pm £15 (£7.50 16-25s via Soundbite)

31 SUNDAY

Continuum Of Selves
World Premiere of Jazz-Philosophy Fusion
Birmingham Jazz | The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham 7.45pm £6

 

 

  • 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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