April 2015

Here is a list of gigs across the English Midlands for the next 30 days. I don’t claim it’s comprehensive at all – these are just the gigs I know about and/or think thejazzbreakfast readers might be interested in. (Want your gig added? See note at end.)

1 WEDNESDAY

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
The Y, East Street, Leicester, presented by Leicester Jazz House, 8pm, £12. More here.

2 THURSDAY

Simon Spillett

Simon Spillett

Simon Spillet, plus support before and jam session afterwards
Downstairs, Fleet Street Kitchen, Summer Row, presented by Beat City, 8pm, Donations. More here.

Blue Notes Jam Night
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £4. More here.

3 FRIDAY

Gilad Hekselman (solo)
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £5. More here.

4 SATURDAY

Tommaso Starace Quartet – Italian Short Stories: The Photos of Gianni Berengo Gardin
CUBE, Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, presented by Derby Jazz, 8pm, £10. More here.

5 SUNDAY

Lupa Trio
Fiddle & Bone, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, 2pm, free. More here.

6 MONDAY

Percy Pursglove and Andrew Bain host
Yorks Bakery, Newhall Street, Birmingham, 7.30pm, Free. More here.

7 TUESDAY

East Of Eden plus jam session hosted by Ben Lee
The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, Donation. More here.

8 WEDNESDAY

Ben Markland Quintet
No 1 Shakespeare Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, presented by Stratford Jazz, 8pm, £12. More here.

9 THURSDAY

Stuart Barker Trio
Downstairs, Fleet Street Kitchen, Summer Row, presented by Beat City, 8.pm, Donations. More here.

The Blue Notes
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £4. More here.

Basil Hodge Quintet – Ten Pieces Of Silver
Bonington Theatre, High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, presented by Jazz Steps, 8pm, £12. More here.

10 FRIDAY

Jazzlines Ensemble
Symphony Hall Cafe Bar, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 5pm, Free. More here.

Marius Neset

Marius Neset

Marius Neset Quintet
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 8pm, £15. More here.

11 SATURDAY

Andrew McCormack Trio plus Julian Siegel
The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, presented by Shrewsbury Jazz Network, 8pm, £14. More here.

12 SUNDAY

David Grey & Stuart Barker
Urban Coffee, Church Street, Birmingham, presented by Birmingham Jazz, 2pm, prize draw. More here.

13 MONDAY

Percy Pursglove and Andrew Bain host
Yorks Bakery, Newhall Street, Birmingham, 7.30pm, Free. More here.

14 TUESDAY

Mark Holub & Colin Webster plus Irene Kepl & Mark Holub
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, presented by Fizzle, 7.30pm, £5. More here.

Mark Pringle Trio plus jam session hosted by Ben Lee
The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, Donation. More here.

Glowrogues
The Jam House, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 8.30pm, Free. More here.

15 WEDNESDAY

Marius Neset Quintet
Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, presented by Jazz Steps, 8pm, £16. More here.

Tom Hill & ZZ Bop
The Clubhouse, Kenilworth Road, Leamington Spa CV32 6RG, presented by Leamington Jazz Club, 8pm, £6. More here.

16 THURSDAY

Remi Harris Trio
Downstairs, Fleet Street Kitchen, Summer Row, presented by Beat City, 8pm, Donations. More here.

Kinda Dukish Big Band
British Oak, Stirchley, B30 2XS, 8.30pm, £5.

Steve King Big Band with Lynn Dawes
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £6. More here.

17 FRIDAY

Zoe Gilby

Zoe Gilby

Zoe Gilby Quartet
Symphony Hall Cafe Bar, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 5pm, Free. More here.

Tom Hill Quartet
The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, presented by Birmingham Jazz, 7.45pm, £8. More here.

Tim Garland
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, presented by Jazz @ The Arena, 8pm, £12. More here.

Dan Messore – Indigo Kid II
CUBE, Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, presented by Derby Jazz, 8pm, £10. More here.

Rachael Cohen Quartet
Embrace Arts, Lancaster Road, Leicester, presented by Leicester Jazz House, 8pm, £10. More here.

18 SATURDAY

Sax In The City with The Notebenders
Symphony Hall Cafe Bar, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 1.30pm, Free. More here.

19 SUNDAY

20 MONDAY

Percy Pursglove and Andrew Bain host
Yorks Bakery, Newhall Street, Birmingham, 7.30pm, Free. More here.

21 TUESDAY

Polar Bear
Hare And Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 8.30pm, £12. More here.

Vula Viel plus jam session hosted by Ben Lee
The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, Donation. More here.

22 WEDNESDAY

Tony Kofi and the BoHop Trio
No 1 Shakespeare Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, presented by Stratford Jazz, 8pm, £12. More here.

23 THURSDAY

The Tony Levin Drum Prize
Arena Foyer, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, 7.30pm, £4. more here.

Wave
Downstairs, Fleet Street Kitchen, Summer Row, presented by Beat City, 8.pm, Donations. More here.

The Blue Notes
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £4. More here.

Tommaso Starace Quartet – Italian Short Stories: The Photos of Gianni Berengo Gardin
Bonington Theatre, High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, presented by Jazz Steps, 8pm, £12. More here.

24 FRIDAY

Alan Benzie Trio
Symphony Hall Cafe Bar, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 5pm, Free. More here.

Alison Rayner’s ARQ with Deirdre Cartwright & Steve Lodder
The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, presented by Birmingham Jazz, 7.45pm, £12. More here.

25 SATURDAY

26 SUNDAY

Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw

Walsall Jazz Orchestra with Julian Arguëlles & Martin Shaw
CBSO Centre, Berkeley Street, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 8pm, £15. More here.

27 MONDAY

Percy Pursglove and Andrew Bain host
Yorks Bakery, Newhall Street, Birmingham, 7.30pm, Free. More here.

28 TUESDAY

Jonathan Silk Sextet plus jam session hosted by Ben Lee
The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, Donation. More here.

Ed Gauden, Steve Tromans & Mark Hanslip plus Corey Mwamba, Matt Ratcliffe, Tymoteusz Jozwiak and Aaron Diaz
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, presented by Fizzle, 7.30pm, £5. More here.

29 WEDNESDAY

Orphy Robinson
Spa Inn Function Room, Abbey Street, Derby, presented by The Family Album, 6pm, £3-5. More here.

Emilia Mårtensson
Hare And Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 8.30pm, £10. More here.

30 THURSDAY

Ronan Perret
Downstairs, Fleet Street Kitchen, Summer Row, presented by Beat City, 8.pm, Donations. More here.

Bryan Corbett Quartet with Alan Barnes
The Albany Club, Earlsdon Street, Coventry, presented by Jazz Coventry, 8pm, £12. More here.

Interplay with special guest Claude Deppa – International Jazz Day concert
The Pump Rooms, Parade, Leamington Spa, 7.30pm, £10. More here.

Out Of The Blue Jazz Orchestra with Tracy Lovejoy
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £4. More here.

  • If your gig is not here please add it as a comment to this post and in due course I’ll try to include it in the main list. In the meantime, there it will be in the comments. Please try to stick to the same format as in the main post, and keep it to the English Midlands. I don’t want this to become too wordy with descriptions – those are for me to compose elsewhere in this site in the Live Preview category. Just stick to the facts!


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