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The week ahead in gigs

Saxophonist Tim Whitehead does not often get a chance to visit the Midlands, so we should take advantage when he does. On Monday he brings his Colour Beginnings project to the Warwick Arts Centre. It’s the result of a project… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

It’s a week of great gigs in small venues, with a jam-packed programme tonight. Down at Andy Hamilton’s regular Thursday Bearwood Jazz night in the Bearwood Corks Club, tenor saxophonist, Birmingham Conservatoire graduate and 2010 Yamaha Jazz Scholar Lluis Mather… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

The second weekend of September means just one thing: Artsfest. As usual there is a bit of jazz in there among the dance, classical music, theatre, pop and street entertainment. Tomorrow Birmingham Jazz is serving up a two-course early evening… Read More ›

Chris and Percy talk Harmonics

There is a distinct “can-do” attitude among the young musicians living in Birmingham, UK, whose first love is jazz. Maybe it comes for the independent spirit they need to have become interested in this highly challenging and artistically rewarding, but no… Read More ›