The Black Mountain Jazz & Blues Band

This band sets out to play music inspired by the numerous musical giants of New Orleans who gave birth to the music and whose influence continues to inspire jazz of all persuasions, regardless of idiom, to this day.

A rough estimate will reveal an aggregate experience of approximately 250 years of playing New Orleans music by the six members of this band: John Minnion (trumpet), Jeff Matthews (reeds), Paul Munnery (trombone/guitar), Rachel Hayward (banjo/guitar), Derek Jones (bass) and Paul Spedding (drums). This includes spells by several of the band members with Ken Colyer, Sammy Rimmington, and the great Brummie New Orleanian Dan Pawson.


The Black Mountain Jazz & Blues Band play Victoria Square at 11am and Bournville Village Green at 4pm on Saturday 13th.