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Friday 25th July

Lewis Floyd Henry gets his jam on at The Crown, Corporation Street It’s been such a good Jazz Festival this year that when on Friday we realised there were only three days left, it was a sad realisation – but then, looking at the prospect of all the great shows to come, this year’s Festival […]

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Thursday 24th July

Some ladies take a break on the grass while Saxitude take a stroll at Birmingham Cathedral Grounds Just when you thought that this year’s Jazz Festival had nothing more to offer, another day of fantastic music-making proved that it is still very much alive and thriving! Walking around the city going to the various events, […]

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Wednesday 23rd July

Digby Fairweather gets up, close and personal with a curious audience member at Church Street Square This weather just gets better and better, doesn’t it? Yet another glorious day of sunshine at the 30th Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival paved the way for a fantastic day of music-making. Yesterday saw some new artists come […]

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Tuesday 22nd July

The Potato Head Jazz Band take a sunny break on the canal Tuesday was a blisteringly hot day, and the jazz was apt as ever with some blistering acts. The Potato Head Jazz Band provided their usual panache at St. Paul’s Churchyard in the glorious sunshine, while people taking their lunch breaks could enjoy Birmingham’s […]

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Monday 21st July

The Bratislava Hot Serenaders live up to their name at the Electric Cinema Monday saw the dawn of the new week rise in this year’s Jazz & Blues Festival, and the new week began with a day of many international artists. First came the mellow yet powerful Giedre Kilciauskiene Jazz Miniatures from Lithuania at St. […]

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Sunday 20th July

Iva Blazkova shows off her technique at the Drop Forge with the JazzBand Velke Losiny   Sunday brought the first weekend of the 30th Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival to a close, but what a close! Starting with festival heartthrob Remi Harris at Searcy’s at the Rep, it was always going to be a […]

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Saturday 19th July

Bruce Adams surprises an onlooker at the Precious Penny Pluckers event at BMAG   The second day and first weekend of this years Jazz & Blues Festival was by no means a drop in quality from the Friday’s offerings. Bruce Adams decided to become a member of the Jazzband Velke Losiny as well as the […]

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Friday 18th July

A happy Potato Head Jazz Band after a successful Festival Launch at Crowne Plaza We had a wonderful opening day at the Jazz & Blues Festival yesterday, with a whirlwind start by the Potato Head Jazz Band at Crowne Plaza for the launch of the Festival, where the Lord Mayor Cllr Shafique Shah opened the […]

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Festival Opening Party!

The New Orleans Jump band up to their usual tricks at the Blue Piano We had a fabulous opening party at the Blue Piano last night with the New Orleans Jump Band. With all the crooning and swooning going on, yet a consistently high standard of quality jazz, they provided a fitting beginning to what […]

Jazz Festival Press!

We’ve had a great article in the Birmingham Mail by Graham Young last week, check it out and see what you fancy! Electric Swing Circus event on Sunday 27th July at the Botanical Gardens looks good… 30th Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival: Article Birmingham Mail