Birmingham’s fulsome jazz talents will be on show at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival over the next few days. Look out for:
Laura Mvula – I think we can still call her ours! Big Top, 8.30pm, Thursday 1 May.
Anthony Marsden – Rising star singer who will be aiding the digestion. Hotel Du Vin 12pm (includes lunch), Saturday 3 May.
Paul Dunmall Sextet – Multi-generational band working at the freer end of the jazz spectrum. The Playhouse, 12.15pm, Saturday 3 May.
The Edge Project – This showcase of cutting edge jazz features bassist Chris Mapp. The Playhouse, 10pm, Saturday 3 May.
Nearly Hot Club Four – Guitarist Sam Slater’s Django-inspired band entertains the diners. The Daffodil, 11.30am (includes lunch), Sunday 4 May.
Trondheim Jazz Exchange – The annual musical swap-shop for students from Birmingham Conservatoire and the Trondheim Conservatory in Norway. Parabola Arts Centre, 11.45am, Sunday 4 May.
Dan Nicholls’ Strobes – He lives in London now but the Birmingham Jazzlines Fellow grew up in Stafford and Birmingham. Parabola Arts Centre, 6pm, Sunday 4 May.
And there’s bound to be much Brum activity on the free stages and fringe as well.
All you need to know and more is here.