Silvershine Jazz Club Silvershine Jazz Club

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

Tony Kofi
play the music of Andy Hamilton MBE
plus Special Guests
Friday 1st November

Tony Kofi
Tony Kofi 


After the brilliant gig featuring Xhosa Cole playing Andy Hamilton's music, the Silvershine Jazz Club have invited the fabulous Tony Kofi to be the next guest performer in our Andy Hamilton gig series!

Tony Kofi is a British Jazz multi-instrumentalist born of Ghanaian parents, a player of the Alto, Baritone,Soprano,Tenor saxophones and flute. Having 'cut his teeth' in the “Jazz Warriors” of the early 90’s, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of some authority. As well as performing and recording with Gary Crosby's “Nu-Troop” and “Jazz Jamaica”, Tony’s alto playing has also been a feature of many bands and artists he has worked/recorded with include “US-3” The World Saxophone Quartet, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, The David Murray Big Band, Sam Rivers Rivbe Big band, Andrew Hill Big Band, Abdullah Ibrahim, Macy Gray, Julian Joseph Big band,Harry Connick JR, Byron Wallen's Indigo, Jamaaladeen Tacuma's Coltrane Configarations and Ornette Coleman.

His fluent and fiery hard-bop alto playing is constantly in demand. He currently leads his own Tony Kofi Quartet,Tony Kofi Trio, Sphinx Trio,Future Passed Trio and is also the co-founder with Jonathan Gee of the Monk Liberation Front, a group which is dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.

  • Winner BBC Jazz Awards 2005 (Album of the Year) & 2008 (Best Instrumentalist)

  • Winner, Best Ensemble, Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2005

  • Nominee, Mobo Awards 2008

  • Winner of the Jack Petchey award 2015

  • “passionate… superb… heartfelt” The Guardian

  • “There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi” Jazzwise

The gig also featured the Outer Circle group of young musicians.

Trevor Lines Quintet
7th November

Ben, Trevor & Bruce
Ben Thomas, Trevor Lines and Bruce Coates 


Back to Thursdays for this one, but we still have a great line up for you! Bassman, Trevor Lines has used his contacts in Jazz academia to assemble a fabulous front row of Bruce Coates, Ben Thomas and Lee Griffiths, comlimented by himself on bass and Mark Sanders on drums.


Lee & Mark
Lee Griffiths and Mark Sanders 

with Vic Evans & The Blue Notes
14th November -

Vic Evans
Vic by Paul Hassell - Lights by Adam Gilchrist

Come and enjoy some wonderful Jazz with Vic and the boys. This is a Jam Nights, so bring you’re instrument if you’ve got one.

•  Shaine Dorsey Band  •  21st Nov  •
with Malcolm Gibbons (guitar)



At the Silvershine Jazz Club we start the New Year with the wonderful voice of singer, Shaine Dorsey, who will be performing with her wonderful backing band. 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).

Her band will feature Shaine’s regular piano player Andy Peate as well as the excellent Malcolm Gibbons on guitar.

•  Rich Hughes Trio  •  28th Nov  •
feat Ian Hill (sax)

rich, miles levin & ian hill


Bearwood's very bown Rich Hughes leads an exiting trio with Miles Levin on Drums and featuring Ian Hill on sax are joined by Ben Markland on bass to entertain you with a selection of standards and originals.

This is a cracking line up, so expect some great Jazz.

with Vic Evans & The Blue Notes
12 th December

Vic Evans
Vic by Paul Hassell - Lights by Adam Gilchrist

Come and enjoy some wonderful Jazz with Vic and the boys. This is a Jam Nights, so bring you’re instrument if you’ve got one.

Neil C Young Quartet
with Steve Tromans (keys)
plus Guest Vocalist Annabel Bloomfield
12th December

Steve Tromans Band
Steve Tromans, Neil C Young, Shiv Singh and Euan Palmer (l-r)

This Thursday we have an absolutely fabulous, led by virtuoso guitarist, Neil C Young band coming to Bearwood as part of a mini-tour.

Neil C Young has been described as “ of Britain's best-kept jazz secrets”, but he seems to have played across the world. Eric Elias from the US magazine ‘Just Jazz Guitar Magazine’ says “Taking the funk of John Scofield, Jim Hall’s harmonic world and cool of George Benson” Neil C. Young is “full of soul and energy” and that “the arrangements are beautiful”.

The full line up is:

Neil C Young on Bandcamp
on Bandcamp


Christmas Party
with Vic Evans & The Blue Notes
19th December


This Thursday at the Silvershine Jazz Club it’s our Christmas Party, featuring Vic Evans and the Blue Notes with some of the guests who have graced our stage during the course of the year.

Come along sand join in the fun!

SoFunk Dance Class 
Dance and Fitness Instructor, Sharon Brown, has moved her Disco Dancing class to the Corks Club at 7pm on Thursday. If you want to get into the groove before our Christmas Party and get fit while you do, then this is for you.

More info on her Facebook Page