Roy Forbes is known to Birmingham festival audiences as a dynamic and exciting singer who has built a great reputation in the city over some years as well as appearing (and recording at) London’s Jazz Cafe and the Stables, Wavendon, and taking in other festivals as distant as Milan and St. Lucia, plus high-profile events nearer home such as Brecon, Cork and Soho. Last year he scored a big success at the Limoges Jazz Festival (‘an exceptional concert’, according to Le Populaire du Centre). Roy began his jazz career with Andy Hamilton and now has appeared with such notables as Larry Coryell, David Murray, Al Casey, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Jean Toussaint, Dudu Pukwana and many others. The Birmingham Mail wrote about Roy’s performance in the 2011 Jazzfest, ‘Is there a better male jazz singer in this country? Probably not. Roy Forbes is a master of his trade.’
Roy appears with The Brian Dee Trio at The Belfry at 1pm on Sunday 7th, at The British Jazz Awards Afterparty at The Drop Forge at 8:30pm on Wednesday 10th, at The Barber Institute of Fine arts at 1:10pm and The Public at 8pm on Saturday 13th, and at Hotel Du Vin at 2pm on Sunday 14th.