Silvershine Jazz Club

558 Bearwood Road (corner of Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT - 9pm (doors 8.30)


At the Silvershine Jazz Club we aim to bring you some of the best Jazz from the West Midlands, the UK and overseas, whilst also using our Jazz nights to bring on new talent from in and around the area. In so doing we hope to maintain the ethos and the standards set by Andy Hamilton MBE, the man who first brought Jazz to Bearwood Corks Club.

5th October John Smith &
Malcolm Gibbons
£5(£4 concs)
12th October Roy Forbes with
The Blue Notes
£5(£4 concs)
19th October
Blue Notes Jam Night
£5(£4 concs)
26th October
Tom Ollendorf Trio
£6(£5 concs)

Blue Notes Jam Night
•     19th October    •



It’s a Blue Notes Jam Night this Thursday. Bring your instrument if you'd like to join in. If not, just come along and listen to some sweet, sweet music.


There's a guest appearance from fabulous trumpet player Chris Walmsley who turned up out of the blue on the last the last jam session and blew us all away!

Line up is:


  • Vic Evans - Vocals
  • Nick Wiltshire - Keys
  • Ray Brown - Bass
  • Louis Hamilton - Foad Drums
  • Peter Lewis - Sax
  • Paul Foad - Guitar

Farewell    Captain

Derek Wilson

Bearwood Jazz are saddened to announce the passing of Derek Wilson, better known to those at the club as Captain. Captain was a massive support to Andy Hamilton in his later years, running the PA at the Cork’s Club as well as at other gigs including The Drum, the Symphony Hall and the Trumpet in Bilston. He would make sure there was a Blue Notes band in place for Andy’s gigs, ferry Andy about and so much more. He also played guitar and can be seen here jamming with The Blue Notes at one of Andy’s Sunday lunchtime gigs at The Drum.

After Andy’s death Captain moved into caring work, both privately and in the voluntary sector. He will be greatly missed.

Captain died on 3rd October and his funeral will be at City Road Baptist Church on Thursday 26th October. I will post the time when I get it.


a photograph by Paul Hassell

Surfing the internet I came across this wonderful photograph ov Vic Evans, the Blue Notes vocalist. It's a truly wonderful shot that truly captures the Vic we know and love, and looks more like a photo-realist drawing than a photograph - A work of art!

The photographer, Paul Hassell, emailed us the photograph, kindly giving us permission to upload it to our website. You can see more of Paul’s work on his site at


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Silvershine Club poster


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Poster with text box

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