My top five Midland gigs – September 2016

Corrie Dick

Corrie Dick

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

Tuesday 20
Corrie Dick’s Impossible Things
Jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham, 9pm, £5 donation
Thoroughly original and marvellously attractive music from the London drummer and his gang.
More HERE.

The BJO saxophones: Alicia Gardener-Trejo, Chris Young, Elliot Drew, Jon Fleming and Vittorio Mura (Photo © John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk)

The BJO saxophones: Alicia Gardener-Trejo, Chris Young, Elliot Drew, Jon Fleming and Vittorio Mura (Photo © John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk)

Wednesday 21
Birmingham Jazz Orchestra
Jazzlines, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 8pm, £10
A collection of Birmingham’s finest young players performing original music from suites by Sean Gibbs and Jacky Naylor.
More HERE.

Saturday 24
Stan Tracey Legacy Octet
Birmingham Jazz BJ@40, mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, 8pm, £17.50
The highlight of Birmingham Jazz’s 40th anniversary autumn season is this gathering of the BJ past Honorary President’s final Octet with Steve Melling sitting in for the late, great Stan.
More HERE.

Saturday 24
Ivo Neame & Maciek Pysz
Jazz at the Arena, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, 8pm, £15
Exciting new duo project from the pianist and the guitarist, in the tradition of Bill Evans/Jim Hall and Fred Hersch/Bill Frisell.
More HERE.

Maciek Pysz

Maciek Pysz

Thursday 29
Rachael Cohen Trio
Cognitive Jazz Therapy, COGS Bar, Newhall St, Birmingham, 7pm, Free
Birmingham Conservatoire graduate now resident in London on alto saxophone and compositions – very fine indeed. Plus full support and jam session.
More HERE.



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