Well its mid-summer,
cant guarantee good weather,
but the Jazz on offer is great,
so take it all in and enjoy.
Chris Bowden at the Blue Piano, Edgbaston
5th & 26th August, 7pm
The superb saxophone talent of Chris Bowden is no secret to contemporary jazz-music lovers in the city of Birmingham. Bowden quite literally blewthe roof off The Blue Piano in a recent residency with Venezuelan dynamo Edgar Macias and he returns for two special dates in August with invited guests. Do not expect the great American songbook from this young man – brave, adventurous, sometimes improvised, always exciting – this is jazz music at its best
Entry is free and for more information about the Blue Piano or to book a table for dinner, visit www.thebluepiano.co.uk
31st Birmingham International Jazz & blues Festival July 3rd to 10th July.
Visiting non-UK bands include Hot Jazz Alliance [USA /Australia], Jerry Senfluk [Czech Republic], Les Zauto Stompers de Paris [France], Pepper & The Jellies [Italy], Sarah Lenka [France], Saxitude [Luxembourg] and The Schwings featuring Laura Budreckyte [Lithuania.
UK-based first-timers are Blues Engine, Catfish Kings, Chick Wren’s Rollin’ River Band, Ella Squirrell, Harpers Ferry, Jazz Salon Rouge Four, Malaya Blue and Sheila Waterfield. Spencer Davis Group foundermember Pete York is coming in – at his own expense – to make a dozen appearances in various combos.
Most of the events are free, there are a few ticketed events see page 9 Lady Sings The Blues, Botanical Gardens Shows, The Electric Cinema, The Edgbaston
... keep Jazzin’
SUNDAY JULY 5
FROM 2:00 TILL LATE – 5 CONCERTS
PLUS JAM SESSION.
MORNINGTON LOCKETT – LOCO MUNDO – THE DAN QUARTET PLUS LOCAL BANDS
JAM SESSION IN CLUBHOUSE AFTER FESTIVAL
Festival entrance fee…still only £6
at LEAMINGTON RUGBY CLUB, KENILWORTH ROAD
CV32 6RG, LEAMINGTON SPA.
Contact – Stewart 07780 954 909, John – 07919 210 510
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