walsall jazz orchestra

Walsall Jazz Orchestra

CBSO Centre, Birmingham UK 26-04-2015 Conductor John Hughes brought the band to the final note of the opening number, turned to the cheering crowd and, with his characteristic dry humour, said: “Nice to see an audience – we don’t often have the chance to… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

Christmas festivities must be more enthusiastic in the city; either that or our country cousins recover more quickly, certainly if jazz activity is any guide. So while the Birmingham scene struggles to shake off that New Year hangover, Stratford Jazz… Read More ›

Sam Rogers by John Watson

There’s something about a tenor man on full throttle – here’s Sam Rogers with the Walsall Jazz Orchestra from the extensive catalogue of jazz photographer and writer John Watson. You can find loads more of John’s pictures at www.jazzcamera.co.uk and find out… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

Derby-born guitarist Phil Robson is rather sharp when picking transatlantic collaborators. Last time he toured to the Midlands he had that artistically gargantuan US saxophonist Dave Liebman in the band; this time he has one of the most fascinating of… Read More ›