the spotted dog

Mark Lewandowski’s Waller

Review by Robbie Fearon The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham 09-05-2017 This was tour date seven out of 24 for bassist Mark Lewandowski’s trio, featuring Liam Noble on the piano and Will Glaser – stepping in for Paul Clarvis – on… Read More ›

Big Band Special

The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham 31-07-16 The Big Band Special featured four big bands over the afternoon in the lovely garden at the back of The Spotted Dog and was the final promotion of the two stalwarts of the jazz… Read More ›

The Spotted Dog Bros

Eric & Ernie, Paul & Art, Stan & Ollie, Don & Phil, Don & Walt… perhaps Clifford & Max is the most appropriate analogy. Sometimes two can achieve so much more than just one. The pair that have done more for… 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 ›

December 2015

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 ›

November 2015

Here is a list of gigs across the English Midlands for the next 3o 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 ›

Julian Argüelles’ Tetra

The Spotted Dog, Birmingham UK 27-10-2015 This was the second date of saxophonist Julian Argüelles‘ current UK tour leading his young band, and was a real treat, not only for the packed audience but for the regular Tuesday night sessions at… Read More ›

Julian Argüelles – Tetra

(Whirlwind Recordings) Tetra is both the name of the album and of this working quartet which has seen Midlands-born saxophonist Julian Argüelles (he cut his teeth with Walsall Jazz Orchestra) enlist musicians from a younger generation: Kit Downes on piano,… Read More ›

October 2015

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 ›