Jazz Club

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


Blue Notes Jam Night
with budding Starlets!
•    5th April   •


Yes, this Thursday we have another fabulous Blue Notes Jam Night for you, but, with it being the Easter holidays we will be showcasing some of the up-and-coming young talent there is on offer. Guests will include young Notebenders, Archie Tulk sax and Alex Polack trumpet, plus young drumming sensation, Louis Hamilton Foad...


...whilst the Blue Notes will include the wonderful Vic Evans on vocals.


However you don't have to be young (or old) to join in. Just bring your instrument if you play one. If not, just come along and enjoy an evening of beautiful Jazz music; and be amazed at what those youngsters can do.


                  ...not to mention, young Gabriel Amann, also on trumpet. His dad, Tim, is on piano. Also the amazing Andy Gayle (sax), PaulFoad (gtr), Nick Wiltshire (bass)...

...the list grows!

Junior Blue Notes
• with Vic Evans • 12th April •

junior Blue Notes & Vic

The end of the Easter break is drawing near, meaning this will bring the last Junior Bluenotes session until the next school holidays!!


“It's been an absolute pleasure to work with these young musicians, who are so eager to soak up any opportunity given. They really are amazing!” We've got an age group of 13 to 85 years old gracing the stage this Thursday 12th April! Spread the word and celebrate local talent!

...All are welcome to join in
...or just enjoy

...and help Vic celebrate his 85th Birthday. Wow!

Blue Notes Jam Night
• 19th April •

junior Blue Notes & Vic

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.

Bon Accord (Gypsy Jazz) - 2nd November

Bon Accord


Bon Accord is a truly wonderful Gypsy Jazz outfit, that plays toe-tappingly sweet music inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France.


The difference is that whilst most Gypsy Jazz bands today consist entirely of stringed instruments. Django, however, also recorded with accordionist Gus Viseur and clarinettist Hubert Rostaing. Bon Accord follows this lead with a line-up of accordion, clarinet, guitar and double bass, playing both well-known and more contemporary Gypsy Jazz numbers plus French and Latin pieces.

Come, listen and enjoy
a fabulous evening of sweet, sweet music!

Blue Notes Jam Night
• 3rd May •

junior Blue Notes & Vic

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.

Shaine Dorsey Band
•  10th May  •


This week we bring you the wonderful voice of singer, Shaine Dorsey, who will be performing for us at the Silvershine Jazz Club. Daughter of popular West Midlands based Jazz & Big Band Swing Singer, the late Warren Dorsey, Shaine was always a very popular performer when she joined in on Andy Hamilton's afternoon gigs at the Drum and the Symphony Hall (above).

Shaine’s band will include the excellent Malcolm Gibbons on guitar and Andy Peate on Keys. Come along and enjoy some great music.

Blue Notes Jam Night
with Dutch Lewis   •  17th May


It’s a Blue Notes Jam Night on Thursday.It's great to have Dutch Lewis and his amazing panoply of horns back for this one, and, of course there's the marvellous Vic Evans on vocals.


Bring your instrument if you'd like to join in. If not, just come along and listen to some sweet Jazz music and enjoy Dutch's amazing hot licks.

Line up so far:

  • Dutch Lewis     Horns
  • Vic Evans         Vocals
  • Tim Amann       Piano
  • Paul Foad         Guitar
  • Keith York        Drums

Andy Gayle & Friends - 24th May



Andy Gayle is one of the best sax players in the region. He studied Jazz at Guildhall under the likes of Jean Toussaint, Pete Churchill, Simon Purcell and Scott Stroman and played in Tomorrow’s Warriors. He has also worked with some of the best on the British and international Ska scene across Europe, touring the USA, Europe and Japan with the Specials, Special Beat, International Beat, The Skatalites (Wow!) and Jazz Jamaica.

He has even supported Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
with the Classical Reggae pioneers Bubble Free.

Edgar Macías Quartet
feat Chris Bowden (Sax) - 24th May

Edgar & Chris


Sensational Venezuelan pianist Edgar Macías performing with Chris Bowden on alto sax. It's Edgar's first gig here for quite a while and you can expect some wonderful Latin Jazz. Both are extremely accomplished musicians and from what I'm hearing the rest of the band is pretty darn hot too.

I'll put more up about them soon, but for now just know that Edgar has played for the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra in Caracas, while I've got a gatefold double vinyl LP by Chris Bowden.


The full band is:

  • Edgar Macías (piano)
  • Chris Bowden (alto sax)
  • Seamus Denver (drums)
  • John Porter (bass)

Please help spread the word, so all Edgar’s Brummy
fans can get to find out about this one.
It should be quite a night!!

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