My top ten Midland gigs – June 2016

If you are going to try a few gigs in Birmingham this month, these are the ones I’d choose from:

Wednesday 8
In Love With
TDE Promotions/Fizzle, mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, 8pm, £10
French drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq has string-playing brothers to share the improv bed.
More HERE.

Thursday 9
TG Collective with Special Guests
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 7.45pm, £10
The jazz/flamenco favourites are back with extra friends.
More HERE.

Julian Arguelles

Julian Arguelles

Friday 10
Julian Argüelles’ Tetra with Percy Pursglove
Jazzlines/Birmingham Conservatoire, Adrian Boult Hall, 8.30pm, £12.50
Saxophonist with a brilliant pen and a cracking band as part of the City Of Sounds programme.
More HERE.

Tuesday 14
Speckles Brass + Special Guest Joe Wright
Fizzle, The Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham, 7.30pm, £5
The brass band goes improv.
More HERE.

Tuesday 14
Live at The Spotted Dog Part 2
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, £5 donation
A second chance, with two bands, to be part of a kickstarter-aided live album.
More HERE.

Friday 17
Kofi/Bzhezhinska/Zirilli International Trio
Birmingham Jazz, The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, 7.45pm, £12.50
Innovative new trio of saxophone, drums and harp playing Ellington, film music and original compositions.
More HERE.

Friday 17
Pete Churchill and Mishka Adams
Jazzlines, The Glee Club, Birmingham, 8.30pm, £10
Original compositions beautifully sung – with the accent on the story.
More HERE.

Tuesday 21
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, £5 donation
Pianist and composer David Austin Grey always has new material to present
More HERE.

Dave Holland

Dave Holland

Wednesday 22
Electronics Festival: Sound Quartet + Slim Vic + duck-rabbit + Andrew Woodhead solo
The Ort Cafe, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, 8pm, £5
If it plugs in, it’ll be used – includes Andrew Woodhead solo album launch.
More HERE.

Friday 24
Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Orchestra with Dave Holland, Stan Sulzmann and Nate Smith
Birmingham Conservatoire, Adrian Boult Hall, 7.30pm, £12
The last jazz you will ever hear played in this historic venue, due to be demolished days after this event.
More HERE.

  • For more jazz gigs in Birmingham this month, go to the Jazz In Birmingham website HERE.

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