Start off at the Symphony Hall Cafe Bar at 5pm today for trumpeter Nick Smart and his Afro-Cuban jazz group Trogon. Nick conducts big bands Troyk-estra and Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Orchestra, when he isn’t running the jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
This is a free gig – more here.
From there head up to the Jewellery Quarter for Streetworks, Karen Street’s band which features an original line-up of her own accordion, Mike Outram on guitar, Andy Tweed on saxophones and Will Harris on bass.
Karen and Andy are now part of the strong set of jazz musicians who have chosen to base themselves in the West Country, so it’s a rare treat to find them back in Birmingham, where they used to belong.
It’s happening upstairs at the Red Lion in Warstone Lane. This is a Birmingham Jazz gig, tickets are £10 and it starts at 7.45pm. More here.