Silvershine Jazz Club Silvershine Jazz Club

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

Swing Blues and a Little Jazz
LIFE with Sue Fear
• 4th April •

Sue Fear

`Life` featuring Sue Fear and her quartet will be performing songs from the 30s to the 50s of early swing, jazz and a little jazz blues. Covering songs by Sarah Vaughan, Helen Humes, Ruth Brown, Diane Krall, Peggy Lee, Big Momma Thornton and more. Her choice of songs has become increasingly popular around the Midlands music circuit delivering an authentic, mellow vibe complimenting these classic songs that from childhood remain forever in her heart.


If you like your Jazz a little Bluesey,
or you Blues a little Jazzy,
this is the gig for you!

Trevor Lines Quintet
• 11th April •

Ben, Trevor and Bruce

Mark SandersTrevor Lines always uses his many contacts in the Jazz World to bring quality musicians to the Silvershine Club and, once again, this gig is no exception.
The quintet has Richard Foote (trombone), Bruce Coates and (sax) Ben Thomas (trumpet) confirmed for front line with Trevor on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums.

Trevor Lines has been a stalwart at Bearwood Jazz for many years playing with Andy Hamilton and The Blue Notes and various other combos. When he puts together his own band he always uses his academic connections to put on something special. Indeed it was Trevor who introduced us to the wonderful Arabella Sprott. This time is no exception as he brings two top quality recording artists to the Silvershine Club.

Richard Foote is a composer, trombonist and leader of nine-piece brass band outfit Young Pilgrims, whose recent release Little Things (Stoney Lane Records) received national radio attention. Festival appearances include Love Supreme, Lunar Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival and Paris Jazz Festival to name a few. Foote has performed across Europe with Keith Tippet’s Octet, Beats & Pieces Big Band and Riot Jazz.


Bruce Coates is a saxophonist and a Senior Lecturer in Music at Newman University, Birmingham, who has performed and recorded with some of the world's top improvisers including Paul Dunmall, John Edwards, Lol Coxhill, Mark Sanders. He is the co-founder of the Birmingham Improviser's Orchestra (BIO) and the founder of FrImp, a regular meeting of improvising musicians.

Ben Thomas is a talented trumpeter and composer with many years of experience creating music with an array of inspirational musicians. A versatile musician, Ben has worked at the highest level in TV, radio and the concert stage with various innovative artists producing and recording music in a wide range of styles from chart topping experimental pop to ethereally meditative chamber groups.

Mark Sanders apart from working as a Lecturer at Leeds College of Music and Guest Tutor at The Royal Academy of Music, Mark has had a varied career working with musicians as diuverse as Jah Wobble, Cleveland Watkiss and has a long discography covering many genres. -

This is a high powered Jazz Quintet!

Vic Evans with The Blue Notes
• 18th April •

Vic Evans


It’s Vic and the boys this coming Thursday. It will be a Jam Night, so bring you’re instrument if you’ve got one.