May 2015

Here is a list of gigs across the English Midlands for the next 31 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 FRIDAY

Various artists
Various venues, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham. More here.

Alison Rayner Quintet
CUBE, Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, presented by Derby Jazz, 8pm, £10. More here.

2 SATURDAY

Various artists
Various venues, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham. More here.

3 SUNDAY

Various artists
Various venues, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham. More here.

4 MONDAY

Various artists
Various venues, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham. More here.

Percy at Yorks

Percy Pursglove at Yorks

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

5 TUESDAY

Sam Rapley’s Fabled plus jam session hosted by Euan Palmer
The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, Donation. More here.

6 WEDNESDAY

Clark Tracey Quintet
The Y, East Street, Leicester, presented by Leicester Jazz House, 8pm, £12. More here.

7 THURSDAY

Bruno Heinen & Kristian Borring – Postcard To Bill
Bramall Music Building Foyer, University of Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 5pm, free. More here.

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

Frida, led by Stella Roberts
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £5. More here.

Corey Mwamba
Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms, Derby, 7.30pm, £10. More here.

Cloudmakers Trio
Bonington Theatre, High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, presented by Jazz Steps, 8pm, £12. More here.

8 FRIDAY

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

Michelson Morley with Jake McMurchie
The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, presented by Birmingham Jazz, 7.45pm, £12. More here.

9 SATURDAY

The Printmakers

The Printmakers

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

Lydia Glanville Quartet plus Lluis Mather
The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, presented by Shrewsbury Jazz Network, 8pm, £14. More here.

10 SUNDAY

Sean Gibbs & Ben Lee
Urban Coffee, Church Street, Birmingham, presented by Birmingham Jazz, 2pm, prize draw. More here.

Chris Young hosts a jam session
The Brown Lion, Hall Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, 7.30pm, free entry.

11 MONDAY

Percy Pursglove and Andrew Bain host with Michael Janisch, Mike Williams and Gareth Fowler
Yorks Bakery, Newhall Street, Birmingham, 7.30pm, Free. More here.

Ant Law Quintet
Kenilworth Rugby Club, Kenilworth, presented by Kenilworth Jazz Club, 8pm, £6. More here.

12 TUESDAY

Perico Sambeat Trio plus jam session hosted by Euan Palmer
The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, Donation. More here.

13 WEDNESDAY

Mike Fletcher Trio – ECHO Rising Stars concert
Town Hall, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 7.30pm, £10. More here.

Wednesday special: Vilde & Inga with Ingar Zach; Matilda Rolfsson
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, presented by Fizzle, 7.30pm, £5. More here.

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

14 THURSDAY

Turor All-Stars (tbc) plus support plus jam session
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.

Steve Tromans presents The Days Of May: Music in the Time of Revolution
Ort Cafe, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, 8.30pm, £4. More here.

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

15 FRIDAY

Ant Law (Photo © Brian Homer)

Ant Law (Photo © Brian Homer)

Ant Law Quintet
The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, presented by Birmingham Jazz, 7.45pm, £8. More here.

Dave Newton
Embrace Arts, Leicester, presented by Leicester Jazz House, 8pm, £10. More here.

Christine Tobin – It Might As Well Be Spring
Robert Ludlum Theatre, Derby, presented by Derby Jazz, 8pm, £13. More here.

Pilgrimage Launch Night: Young Pilgrims plus Jack’d & The Situation Room
Sun At The Station, Kings Heath, Birmingham, 8pm, £5. More here.

16 SATURDAY

17 SUNDAY

Chris Young hosts a jam session
The Brown Lion, Hall Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, 7.30pm, free entry.

18 MONDAY

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

19 TUESDAY

The Button Band plus jam session hosted by Euan Palmer
The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, Donation. More here.

Chris Bowden’s Tomorrow Band
The Jam House, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 8.30pm, Free. More here.

20 WEDNESDAY

Joe Wright; Joe Wright/Mark Sanders/Olie Brice
Ort Cafe, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, presented by Fizzle, 8pm, £5. More here.

Alan Barnes
The Clubhouse, Kenilworth Road, Leamington Spa CV32 6RG, presented by Leamington Jazz Club, 8pm, £6. More here.

21 THURSDAY

John Fleming Band plus support plus jam session
Downstairs, Fleet Street Kitchen, Summer Row, presented by Beat City, 8pm, Donations. More here.

The Basement Band
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £5. More here.

Ant Law Quintet
Bonington Theatre, High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, presented by Jazz Steps, 8pm, £12. More here.

Chris Gumbley Quintet
The Albany Club, Coventry, presented by Jazz Coventry, 8pm, £12. More here.

22 FRIDAY

Images in Black & White (Alicia Gardener-Trejo)
The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, presented by Birmingham Jazz, 7.45pm, £5. More here.

23 SATURDAY

24 SUNDAY

Chris Bowden, Miles Levin, Nick Dewhurst, Matt Ratcliffe 
Great Stone Inn, Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham, 3pm, Free. More here.

Chris Young hosts a jam session
The Brown Lion, Hall Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, 7.30pm, free entry.

25 MONDAY

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

26 TUESDAY

LUME double bill: Quadraceratops & Entropi plus jam session hosted by Euan Palmer
The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, Donation. More here.

Noel Warr/Michael Lacoult/Miles Levin; Bruce Coates/Paul Dunmall/Mike Fletcher/Trevor Lines/Miles Levin
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, presented by Fizzle, 7.30pm, £5. More here.

27 WEDNESDAY

Moonlight Saving Time
No 1 Shakespeare Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, presented by Stratford Jazz, 8pm, £12. More here.

Juliet Kelly
Spa Inn function room, Derby, presented by The Family Album, 6pm, £5. More here.

28 THURSDAY

Liam Noble solo, then Liam Noble/Sean Gibbs/Chris Young/Ben Muirhead/Nathan England
Cafe Costes, Newhall Street, presented by Beat City, 7.30pm, £7.50. More here.

Bon Accord
Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood Corks Club, Bearwood, Birmingham, 9pm, £5. More here.

29 FRIDAY

Dave Liebman

Dave Liebman

VEIN featuring Dave Liebman
Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, presented by Jazzlines, 8pm, £15. More here.

Steve Tromans presents The Days Of May: Music in the Time of Revolution
Ort Cafe, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, 8.30pm, £4. More here.

Romarna Campbell Quartet
Bacchus Bar, Burlington Arcade, New Street, Birmingham, 8.15pm, Free.

30 SATURDAY

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

31 SUNDAY

Chris Young hosts a jam session
The Brown Lion, Hall Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, 7.30pm, free entry.

  • 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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  1. I know The Walsal Jazz Orch. is at The Feathers Lichfield on the 24th May – cos I am going !

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