Counting Down To The UK’s Biggest and Best Jazz & Blues Party

With 189 performances over 10 steaming July days, 181 of the performances with free admission, everyone but everyone who cares about Hot Jazz, Cool Blues and having a good time, will be beating a track to The 39th Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival.

From July 14th to 23rd, bands and musicians from Spain, Italy, France and the USA will be playing in bars, museums, nightclubs, libraries, bandstands, hotels, markets, pubs, stately homes, restaurants, shopping centres, gardens, music stores, cafes, record, furniture and bookstores, a hospital – and even an optician’s – throughout the region.

The entertainment during the Festival is as diverse as the audience with Big Bands, Dixieland Jazz, Bebop, Gypsy Jazz, Chicago Blues, Bluebeat, Barbershop, Cigar Box blues, Jitterbug, Jump and Jive, Country Blues, Swing, New Orleans R&B all on the menu.

And there’s more – a lot more – with free Ukulele lessons for all-comers; free jitterbug dance lessons for all abilities, a Sketch Crawl, Book Talks, Films and a Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roll Jumble Sale.