birmingham

My top 10 Midland gigs – May 2016

Here are the 10 gigs I consider to be the most attractive/exciting/worth-a-listen this month. Thursday 5 World Service Project Jazzlines, The Hare And Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham, 8.30pm, £10 Punchy Brit-jazz with a punk spirit from Dave Morecroft and crew…. Read More ›

May/June 2016

The monthly diary listings which have appeared here have been superseded by a new initiative called Jazz In Birmingham, a bi-monthly listings pamphlet produced by a group of Birmingham jazz promoters to which I am contributing. Look out for the pamphlets… Read More ›

Rosie Clements

The 2016 Frontiers Festival opens in Birmingham today and promises two weeks of creative, experimental and boundary-pushing new music, including more jazz than ever. Rosie Clements is its artistic director. On its publicity the festival uses the sub-heading “Demolishing Preconceptions”,… Read More ›

March/April 2016

The monthly diary listings which have appeared here have been superseded by a new initiative called Jazz In Birmingham, a bi-monthly listings pamphlet produced by a group of Birmingham jazz promoters to which I am contributing. Look out for the… Read More ›