birmingham town hall

Madeleine Peyroux

Review and pictures by John Watson Town Hall, Birmingham UK 21-11-2016 “I don’t have a reputation for doing anything cheerful,” Madeleine Peyroux told her audience, with a grin. “But I’m working on breaking that mould.” I like the texture of… Read More ›

Marcus Miller

Town Hall, Birmingham UK 28-10-2015 Marcus Miller took to the Town Hall stage at the centre of his centre of his six-piece band – from left to right Alex Han on alto and soprano saxophones, Marquis Hill on trumpet, Brett Williams on keyboards, Mino Cinelu on percussion, Alex… Read More ›

Kenny Garrett Quintet

Town Hall, Birmingham UK 10-02-2015 Oh dear. I thought we had got past all this. Shortly after Birmingham’s Town Hall re-opened back in 2007 I remember reviewing a jazz concert there and bemoaning the atrocious sound quality of the PA system…. Read More ›

Phronesis

Birmingham Town Hall 31-05-2014 I went to see the comedian Stewart Lee earlier this year. What I found so fascinating about his performance was that not only did it fulfil all the criteria of a superb evening of comedy, but… Read More ›

Jasper Høiby – May 2014

The Danish double bass player was out on the road with Phronesis – with English pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger – playing dates around this country on the back of the band’s superb new album Life To Everything. They are at… Read More ›