Cheltenham Jazz 2014: The Brum Brigade

Anthony Marsden

Anthony Marsden

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.


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