Blue Piano Bar and Restaurant


Playing a key role in this year’s festival is the Blue Piano Bar and Restaurant in Edgbaston. The Blue Piano provides a suitably stylish setting for Welcome to the Land of Jazz, an exhibition of photographs taken at previous Birmingham International Jazz Festival by photographer-in-residence Merlin Daleman.

Action photographs feature such festival favourites as King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys and Festival Patron Digby Fairweather, plus bands from the Costa del Sol to Budapest. Merlin’s characterful portraits in appropriate festival settings include striking images of Dutch guitarist Nomy Rosenberg, tenor sax star Simon Spillett and powerhouse singer Debbie Jones of Tipitina.

The Blue Piano has a regular programme of music centred on its (unsurprisingly) blue piano, with resident pianist Tom Armitage and various duos and trios. During the festival this is supplemented by appearances by many different artists all listed below.

26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 3AA

Tel: 0121 454 6877

Events happening here:

Thursday July 3rd – Thursday July 31st – Welcome to the Land of Jazz – Exhibition of Photography: Blue Piano – Free Entry

Thursday 17th July – 18:00 – New Orleans Jump Band – Free Entry

Friday 18th July – 12:30 – Tom Armitage – Free Entry

Friday 18th July – 19:00 – Roy Forbes (duo) – Free Entry

Wednesday 23rd July – 19:00 – Strumpit – Free Entry

Thursday 24th July – 12:30 – Gary Williams – Free Entry

Friday 25th July – 12:30 – Stuart Barker Duo – Free Entry

Friday 25th July – 19:00 – Remi Harris (duo) – Free Entry

Saturday 26th July – 19:30 – Pepper & The Jellies [Italy] – Free Entry