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Pioneering live music and DJ sets from some of Birmingham’s best, music is the beating heart of 1000 Trades. See more on Facebook.

SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY
1000 Trades Presents: Down Tempo Disco 8pm – 12am
Monthly music jamboree bringing you the sweetest disco edits and soul cut-ups, delivered with verve by the inimitable Simon Tricklebank and Dan Farrell. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY
1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole with Jon Harris 8pm – 12am
Another edition of the Birmingham night revival featuring a whole range of music from different genres – some you will know and love, some you won’t know yet but will definitely love! It remains a strictly vinyl affair. The night will start slowly and build up from appreciative and curious head nodding to serious toe tapping and dancing! Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY
1000 Trades Presents: The Yardbird Sessions 8pm – 12am
Birmingham’s much-missed jazz and funk bar lives on….Ollie Lloyd brings the funky hybrid sounds of The Yardbird for the latest instalment of DJ sessions, digging deep into his record collection to create the trademark Yardbird sound of dusty deep funk, Latin, dancefloor jazz and instrumental grooves! Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY
1000 Trades Presents: Eclectic Sessions 8pm – 12am
A night celebrating the diverse nature of dance music. Featuring a mix of musical genres from classic house to chill out, via soul, jazz, hip-hop, funk, post-punk and broken beats. Featuring well known classics and modern unknowns. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY
1000 Trades Presents: Blue Dot Radio 8pm – 12am
Birmingham based Blue Dot Radio have a proud reputation for entertaining listeners with the very finest selection of music, playing a selection of plays an eclectic mix of soul, jazz, neo-soul. jazz funk and reggae, pledging to put the “Jazz Your Razzmatazz and the “P in your Funk”. Headed by Curtis Armstrong and friends, they will be conjuring some well-crafted tunes to ease your way into the weekend. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY
1000 Trades Presents: Jazz in the House 8pm – 1am
New regular jazz-infused deep house night at 1000 Trades celebrating all things jazzy-tinged and piano-laden from the 90s and 2000s archives. Free.
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SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY
I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky 4 – 7pm
Monthly Sunday session with DJ Stig playing the finest soul, jazz and disco. Sunday roasts ‘til 5pm as usual. Free. See Facebook events page for more details.

FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY
1000 Trades Presents: Pitch Control 8pm – 12am
A night of deep, deeper and deepest from the world of upfront new electronic music; expect a journey through time and tempo. From lazy downtempo and easy grooves, to the slower pitched-down side of house and low-slung disco – all blended intricately to create a unique, understated funk which is impossible to resist. With DJ Matt Cottom (Pitch Control). Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY
NOW HAM: A Night of Incredible 80s 7pm – 12am
Bannish Banarama, Kybosh Kylie and Erase Europe…. our monthly night dedicated to proper music from the most underrated decade since the last one. Free. See Facebook events page for more details.

Live music…

The smooth sounds of our regular Friday night jazz sessions return. Plus a little something extra..

FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Steve Buckley Stars in Zone B 7.45pm
Steve was a key member of Loose Tubes (the highly acclaimed 21-piece jazz orchestra that became the focal point of the British jazz renaissance of the 80s).  During this time, he was closely associated with the London African and Latin American scenes.  His own projects included Orchestra Rafiki, co-led by long-time associate Chris Batchelor and featuring Kenyan Nyatiti player Ayub Ogada and Ghanaian drummer Nana Appiah, and the Pigs Head Sons, another Buckley/Batchelor collaboration. He toured and recorded with Ashley Slater’s Microgroove, Norman Cook’s Beats International and the contemporary classical ensemble Jeremy Peyton-Jones’ Regular Music. He has played and recorded with several Django Bates’ projects including The Third Policeman, Human Chain and Delightful Precipice. £12.50/ £10 members/ £5 students.
Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Iain Ballamy Quartet 7.45pm
This is part of the tour organised by Jazz West Midlands and showcases Ballamy’s new regular quartet. ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer who has been variously described as urbane, original, freethinking and uncompromising. Over three decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes and by forging strong and ongoing relationships with musicians around the globe, Ballamy has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary Jazz scene. £12.50/ £10 members/ £5 students.
Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY
Album Launch Quinn Lam 7.30pm
Releasing debut album “20 Year Old Car”, local Birmingham artist Quinn Lam launches her eclectic mix of the guitar blues swagger with the intricacies of Celtic music, with support from SheBeat and other local female artists. Free.
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FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Karen Sharp Quartet 7.45pm
A multiple award winner and prominent artist on the jazz scene, Karen Sharp will be appearing with her long-established line-up of Nikki Iles, Dave Green and Steve Brown – world class musicians who also happen to be great friends. Together they create a unique sound that is warm, spontaneous and exciting, incorporating free flowing improvisation with almost telepathic ensemble playing. They will be performing music from their long awaited second album, ‘The Sun, the Moon and You’ which includes familiar, lesser-known and original tunes showcasing the unique spirit of a band with a shared passion for strong melodies, group interplay and respect for the jazz tradition. £12.50/ £10 members/ £5 students.
Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

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