Birmingham Jazz - December concerts
EJN Administrator | Various articles | 2011-12-01
Friday 2nd December
£25.00 ( including a 3 course meal)
Jazz at Bohemia
23 Oak Tree Lane
Telephone bookings: 0121 4712713. Advance booking essential .
A solo set from the wonderful Sara Colman.
Husk & Meatfeast
Wednesday 7th December
Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
8pm, £5.00 (£10.00 Soul Food Combo)
Husk are led by trumpeter Sam Wooster, although they are very much a band in a collective sense. Inspired by Swedish experimental metal band Meshuggah, the band combines those influences with free improvisation for an explosive sound.
Originally named Jazz Thrash Assassin, Meatfeast will perform original material combining experimental metal and jazz. Current members are Scrote, Vocals, Dr.G, Guitar, El Barón, Guitar, Adam the original man on Bass, El Barítono, Sax and uITgs on Drums. Inspired by the music of John Zorn and rock musician Mike Patton.
Soul Food Combo
Enjoy some soul food with your jazz for just £10 receive entry to the gig plus a delicious plate of the best Cajun Food in Birmingham. Choose from: Pork N Beans (a slow cooked ham hock, kidney bean and smokey stew served with rice), Vegetable Gumbo (This is Vegan friendly), Cajun Beef Burger or Veggie burger.
You can either book ahead by emailing email@example.com or just turn up and enjoy a feast for your ears as well as your belly.
The Destroyers Town Hall Extravaganza!
plus the Mike Fletcher Big Band
Saturday 10th December
Town Hall Birmingham
£10–£12.50* 20% Student discount available
* Plus £2 fee per transaction on all bookings except purchases made in person at the Box Office.
Tickets : www.thsh.co.uk
Box Office : 0121 780 3333
‘a blow-your-mind original… Minimum pretence and maximum style…’ Songlines
A riotous ’20s themed evening of music and dancing with the wonderful Mike Fletcher Big Band and special star soloists to be announced. Dress to impress and don’t forget those dancing shoes. The Destroyers’ special Extravaganza features material from the second album plus a few other surprises as well…
‘A 15-piece outfit of exceptional technical quality which plays a rich blend of Balkan folk music, jazz, Celtic and other influences.’
Terry Grimley, The Birmingham Post
‘Bonkers but great fun.’ New Scientist
Rush Hour Blues
Every Friday from 5.30pm - 7.00pm at Symphony Hall Level 3 bar. Free entry.
Friday 2nd December : Sam Crockatt Quartet with Kit Downes
Friday 10th December : Levi French Trio
There will be a collection for trumpet player Bryan Corbett at this event. Bryan has recently had an operation and is unable to play for several months. He is a great player and friend of Birmingham Jazz and we would appreciate your support.
Friday 16th December : Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes
Friday 6th January : Steve Ajao Blues Band
Jazz at The Spotted Dog
104 Warwick Street
music starts at 9pm, free entry with collection.
Tuesday 29 November: M.O.L.E plays the music of Cedar Walton and Clifford Jordan
Tuesday 6 December: Tom Challenger Quartet
Tuesday 13 December : Matt Gough Nonet
Tuesday 20 December :Fred T Baker solo and Quartet
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul 2012 Festival announcement
The Mostly Jazz Festival is back..... well almost!
The Mostly Jazz Festival is set to return on 29th, 30th June & 1st July 2012 as The Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival.
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, The Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival offers a blistering weekend of Jazz, Funk & Soul with a host of household names bringing the party atmosphere back to Moseley Park!
With the success of the festival growing each year, we are delighted to announce that BBC Radio 1’s purveyor of eclectic sounds Gilles Peterson and BBC Radio 6’s Funk & Soul maestro Craig Charles will be returning to curate the line up with some of their favourite acts. They’ll also be jumping behind the decks for sets at the official after show parties as well as DJing in the park!
In 2011, Over 5,000 Jazz, Funk & Soul enthusiasts filled the park to witness the Hammond Legend, Booker T (pictured) close the event in style following epic headline performances from The Cinematic Orchestra & Matthew Herbert Big Band. Further performances came from the likes of Pigbag, Hidden Orchestra, Brandt Brauer Frick, Alice Russell, Smoove & Turrell & Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra.
In 2012.... There will be, once again, two stages side by side at the festival, the second of which will feature up and coming talent. As in 2011, contemporary jazz organisation Birmingham Jazz and Birmingham’s premier jazz & funk parlour The Yardbird will be curating the second stage, whilst Gilles Peterson’s favourite Birmingham promoters Leftfoot will be taking the reins on friday. Each will showcase some of their top acts so expect to see a wealth of emerging sounds.
The line ups for both stages will be announced gradually over the coming months but we can already guarantee some amazing artists for 2012! We’ll also be keeping you updated with further events happening in the build up to the festival!
Tickets for Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul 2012 will be going on sale on 5th December 2011 via www.mostlyjazz.co.uk. To avoid booking fees there will also be the option to send in a postal form which is now available from the website. Alternatively, you can visit one of our outlets listed on our site to pick up the tickets in person.
We will be announcing the first set of artists on 21st January 2012 at our official launch party at Hare & Hounds featuring Smoove & Turrell with their six piece live band! Details for this show and how to buy tickets are available at www.mostlyjazz.co.uk