My top five West Midland gigs – December 2016

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

Gorillabot go indoors at Pilgrimage

Gorillabot go indoors at Pilgrimage

Friday 2
Pilgrimage: Young Pilgrims, Rotunda Of Wonder, Gorillabot
Jazzlines, Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
8.30pm, £10
A trio of bands that can only lead to ecstatic exhaustion.
More HERE.

Saturday 3
Nigel Price Organ Trio plus Jack Kinsella Trio
Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
7,45pm, £12.50
When it comes to organ trio’s Price’s is the real thing. Part of the trio’s mammoth UK tour with local support.
More HERE.

Wednesday 7
Birmingham Jazz Orchestra plays Tom Haines
Stratford Jazz, Stratford Arts House, Stratford-upon-Avon
8pm, £20
Stratford Jazz celebrates its 30th birthday with Tom Haines conducting his own compositions.
More HERE.

Friday 9
Jonathan Silk’s Fragment
Jazzlines, CBSO Centre, Birmingham
8pm, £12.50
Silk adds strings to his big band compositions – and the results are most impressive.
More HERE.

He's going to the Spotted Dog Christmas Big Band party - no wonder he's excited

He’s going to the Spotted Dog Christmas Big Band party – no wonder he’s excited

Tuesday 13
Christmas Big Band
The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham
9pm, £5 donation
Silk at the helm again, this time with a wild bunch in Christmas jumpers playing jazzy versions of all your festive faves.
More HERE.

  • For a more comprehensive list of what’s on jazz offer in Birmingham this month, get a copy of the Jazz In Birmingham leaflet – you can find it HERE.

 



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