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Friday, July 16, 2021

LIVE JAZZ AND BLUES IS BACK – RIGHT NOW! - in Birmingham...

(Press release)

From Friday 16th July, every day until Sunday 1st August the Birmingham region will once again become the centre of jazz and blues interest with 136 performances, 129 of them free admission, featuring 203 musicians in 52 bands appearing in 63 venues throughout Birmingham, Sandwell, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull as well as shows in Dudley and Redditch.

The 37th Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival features Dixieland, Bebop, Modern Jazz, Swing, Rhythm & Blues – and there’s more.

Everyone, experienced or not, is invited to attend the Jitterbug and Charleston dance lessons, Ukulele and Harmonica Workshops, to join the Festival Sketch Crawl or to get involved in the photography – and that’s all free as well.

Performances will pop up in pubs, cafes, museums, libraries, hotels, public squares, markets, parks, shopping centres, restaurants – just about everywhere.

Bands and music lovers from throughout the UK will join local fans for the UK’s biggest and best free jazz party.

The printed free festival programme is available from all festival venues as well as from The Festival Information Centre at The Bulls Head on Bishopsgate Street, off Broad Street in Birmingham – or by contacting the festival office by telephone on 0121 454 7020 or by email admin@bigbearmusic.com

The electronic version can be downloaded from here.

Footnote:

The festival is proud to remind folk that The Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival was the only festival to take place in 2020 in this region

Programme.

For further information, contact Festival Director Jim Simpson on jim@bigbearmusic.com or 0121 454 7020 / 07940578568

Click here for the festival photo film.

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