My top ten Midland gigs – July 2016

If you are going to try a few gigs in Birmingham this month, these are the ones I’d choose from:

Friday 8
Sean Gibbs’ Fervour
Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, 7.45pm, £6
New jazz quintet with rock/blues leanings led by local trumpeter and livewire Gibbs.
More HERE.

Sunday 10
Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, Ben Lee Quintet, Trope and more
Jazzlines Stage, Mostly Jazz Funk Soul Festival, Moseley Park, Birmingham, all day, £42
The jazziest, funkiest, most soulful of Birmingham’s young bands.
More HERE.

Andrew Bain, Percy Pursglove and John O'Gallagher with guests at a previous Yorks Bakery Cafe Monday night session

Andrew Bain, Percy Pursglove and John O’Gallagher with guests at a previous Yorks Bakery Cafe Monday night session

Monday 11
Andrew Bain, Percy Pursglove and more
Yorks Bakery Session, Yorks Bakery, Stephenson Street, Birmingham, 7.15pm, free.
Classy musicians, stylish venue, this and any Monday.
More HERE.

Tuesday 12
Little Church
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, £5 donation
Keyboard player David Austin Greys’ electronic originals project takes its inspiration and name from Miles’ electric period.
More HERE.

Friday 15
Julian Siegel Quartet
Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, 7.45pm, £12.50

The Partisans saxophonist doesn’t get this band on the road nearly often enough.
More HERE.

Tuesday 19
Coates/Park/Shaw & Noble/Bashford/Lewandowski
Fizzle, The Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham, 7.30pm, £5
Improvised music.
More HERE.

Tuesday 19
Tom Dunnett Sextet
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, £5 donation
Small band with big band power and arrangements – superb.
More HERE.

Thursday 21
Chris Bowden & Rebecca Nash
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks, Bearwood, Sandwell, 9pm, £6
The ever-inventive saxophonist with keyboardist partner in music.
More HERE.

Ruth Angell

Ruth Angell

Saturday 23
Jazz Breakfast with Steve Tromans & Ruth Angell
Birmingham Jazz JQ Legends Festival, Pomegranate, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, 10.30am, Free
Well, I’d have to be crazy not to recommend this! Jazz, folk and world music mixed into a delicious muesli for the ears.
More HERE.

Sunday 31
Big Band Special
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham, lunchtime till late, £5 donation
The big summer blow-out of all blow-outs with Kinda Dukish, Notebenders, Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, Jonathan Silk Big Band and more.
More HERE.



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