Silvershine Jazz Club 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.

RIP Vic Evans 1934 -2022

Mostly Thursdays @ 8.30pm
...but some Fridays
Date & Price of Friday gigs have a magnolia background
Thu 18th April
The Blue Notes
Jam Night
Thu 25th Apr
John Smith solo (Guitar) £6
Thu 2nd May
No Gig This Week -
Thu 9th May
Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery
Fri 10th May
Ben Carter Quintet
Thu 16th May
No Gig This Week
The Neil C. Young gig is cancelled; sorry.
Thu 23rd May
The Blue Notes
Jam Night
Thu 30th May
The Tom Hill & Phil Bond Jazz-adelic Experience
...keep watching this space for more wonderful acts...

No Gig on 16thMay

Unfortunately there will be no gig on Thursday 18th May. However we will be back the following Thursday with another Blue Notes Jam Night.

Save Bearwood Corks!

In the meantime we have an important announcment to make. The Corks Club in which we are situated are under threat of closure. The Corks is an important community asset and a campaign is now underway to save the club. The Bearwood Community Hub will host two consultation events on Tuesday 14th May 5-7pm and Monday 20th May 4-8pm both at the Corks Social Club in the Lounge.


To save the club they will need a lot of money and one way they are looking at is through a Community Share Offer. If you are interested then you can find out more at

Blue Notes Jam Night
♦    Thursday 23rd May    ♦




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 will be plenty of great Jazz and guest musicians to entertain you.


Ben Carter Quintet
♦    Friday 10th May    ♦

John Smith


Ben Carter is a saxophonist and composer based in Birmingham. A graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Carter writes and performs jazz music for a variety of small and large ensembles, including his own Jazz Quintet. Inspired by the sound of classic saxophonists like Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, he aims to bring this sound to a more modern environment, incorporated into free-flowing and complex compositions.


The band is a modern jazz quintet that brings a youthful and refreshing energy to the Birmingham jazz scene. Made up of exciting young musicians including Tom Henery (guitar), Conor Bastible (piano), Thomas Marsh (bass) and Henry Wakley (drums), the group is led by Ben Carter (saxophone) and captures audiences with their vibrant feel and group interplay.


Ben is promoting Pulsar, his debut record, in which he establishes his sound as a new and distinctive artist. Using unique grooves and harmonic devices, Carter's original compositions display engaging pulses that the band builds on to create an expansive sound filled with improvisation and jazz language.


Come & say you heard it here first!

Doctor Steve’s Jazz Surgery
New Duos
♦    Thursday 9th May (8.15pm start!)    ♦


Dr Steve and Juliane
Dr Steve photo by Garry Corbett 


For the next Jazz Surgery Dr Steve Tromans is delighted to welcome talented rising star of the piano, Juliane Deil. The session will continue the current theme of NEW DUOS. Next to solo performance, the duo is one of the most intimate formats for musical expression. Add to that the immediacy of improvisation and the audience is welcomed into a truly extraordinary event of artistic exploration. Alongside myself & Juliane performing four hands one piano improvisations & compositions, Juliane will also showcase her arrangements for piano and double bass

They will also be supported by the double acoustic guitar duo of David Nock and Mike Bethel - so the DUOS theme will be very much apparent!

That’s even more to enjoy!

David Nock and Mike Bethel
Mike & David (l-r) 

Bryan Corbett Fundraiser

Bryan Corbett Fundraiser January 27th 2024 at Silvershine


The fundraiser for Bryan Corbett was a huge success, supported by a host of musicians including Silvershine regulars, some new faces and some we haven’t seen in a while, including Edgar Macías, Ray Butcher and Chris Bowden. We made well ove a grand to assist Bryan in his hour of need.  


Photographer, Garry Corbett took this wonderful group photo of all the musicians. Just click on it to view it on Gary’s Flickr and link through to his other photos.  



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