mike fletcher

Jonathan Silk – Fragment

(Stoney Lane Records) This is the most ambitious release yet from the young Birmingham jazz scene, and quite possibly from any Birmingham-based jazz musician. Drummer Jonathan Silk has expanded his big band to 20 players and then added a 13-piece… Read More ›

Olie Brice

Double bassist Olie Brice plays jazz and the music known as improv, both as a leader and a sideman. He has a trio, a duo and a band called BABs, but it’s with his quintet that he made an album… Read More ›

Mike Fletcher Trio

Town Hall, Birmingham UK 13-05-2015 This trio – Mike Fletcher on C melody saxophone, Ollie Brice on double bass and Jeff Williams on drums – had played as half a double bill back in January at the CBSO Centre. Then… Read More ›

Mike Fletcher – April 2014

It’s been a year since I caught up with saxophonist and flautist Mike Fletcher and in the intervening months the Birmingham-based musician has been chosen to represent this city as a European Concert Halls Organisation (ECHO) Rising Star and has formed a… Read More ›

Paul Dunmall at 60

mac, Birmingham UK 26-10-2013 The saxophonist turned 60 earlier this year and Jazzlines had commissioned him to write a suite to be performed here and then at a couple more venues round the land. It’s called Life In Four Parts, Paul… Read More ›