Birmingham Jazz

New Hansu-Tori tonight

David Austin Grey is not a man to let the grass grow under his feet. It’s only five minutes ago – or so it seems – that David was presenting a multi-arts  jazz/ballet/illustration project, and his band Hansu-Tori already had a… Read More ›

JQ Jazz Legends Festival – Sunday

Words and Pictures by John Watson University College Birmingham McIntyre House, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham UK 22-05-2016 The 2016 JQ Jazz Legends Festival wrapped up with some sublimely lovely singing… followed by an astonishing musical thunderstorm. The storm came from the… Read More ›

Kate Williams – Four Plus Three

(kwjazz) The Three are pianist Kate Williams, double bassist Oli Hayhurst and drummer David Ingamells; the Four are violinists John Garner and Marie Schreer, viola player Miguel Rodriguez and cellist Sergio Serra, better known as the Guastalla String Quartet. So,… Read More ›

Juliet Kelly

Singer and songwriter Juliet Kelly is coming to Birmingham Jazz’s Legends Festival on Sunday 22 May. She will be Celebrating The Divas Of Jazz – singing songs associated with Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone with a piano trio. She… Read More ›

Mitch Perrins Quintet

 Review and pictures by Garry Corbett The Red Lion, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham UK 26-02-2016 “Atlantic Quartet succeeds with originality, clarity and eclecticism.” So said no less an august body than the New York Times. At the Red Lion on Friday… Read More ›

February 2016

Here is a list of gigs across the English Midlands for the next 29 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… Read More ›

January 2016

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?… Read More ›