Silvershine Jazz Club Silvershine Jazz Club

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

Vic Evans & The Blue Notes
26th August

Photo of Vic by Paul Hassell


This week it’s The Blue Notes, complemented by the melifluous tones of the wonderful Vic Evans on vocals.

It will be a Jam Night,
so bring your instrument if you’ve got one!.

Spicy Lemon with Alex Polack (tpt)
19th Aug



Spicy Lemon are Judah Daniels (keys), Dougie Hill (bass) and Louis Hamilton-Foad (drums), a group of young musicians who have come up through the Silvershine Jazz system.

They will be joined for this show by Special Guest, Alex Polack on trumpet. Alex has carved a path through The Notebenders, the Silvershine Club, Soweto Kinch's Flyover Show and MYJO, and is now studying jazz in London.

Your chance to enjoy some more of the
future sound of Jazz!

Alfie Dean Quartet
12th Aug



This Thursday another group of Conservatoire musicians, the Alfie Dean Quartet, bring their considerable talents to the Silvershine Jazz Club. Alfie Dean is a virtuosic young jazz guitarist from London, and a former member of "Tomorrow's Warriors". He is currently in his third year at the Conservatoire and working along side Blue Moon Records.

Alfie takes a modern approach with regards to his tone and arrangements of classic Jazz standards, while still incorporating the traditions of Bebop and its language within his melodic playing. Alfie’s influences include greats such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Mike Moreno and Peter Bernstein, demonstrating his passion for combining tradition with modern approaches.

Completing the line up are Luke Chakrabarti on alto saxophone, Ben Love on bass, and Aidan Amann on drums.

Your chance to enjoy the
future sound of Jazz!

Vic Evans & The Blue Notes
1st & 5th Aug

Photo of Vic by Paul Hassell


We're having a night off on 29th July, then it’s back at the start of August with The Blue Notes, complemented by the melifluous tones of the wonderful Vic Evans on vocals.
The Thursday gig will also feature Special Guests, Andy Gayle on saxophone and Kirk Ricketts on vocals.

Sunday will be late afternoon,
in the garden if the weather holds!

Both gigs will be a Jam Sessions,
so bring your instrument if you’ve got one!

Bryan Corbett & Co
22nd July


Bryan Corbett is an award-winning jazz trumpeter who has played all around the world but lives local. It's always great to get him back at the Silvershine Club, and he always brings a fabulous band. 

Bryan Corbett & Co are:

This is a gig not to be missed!

Vic Evans & The Blue Notes
Jam Night with Special Guests, Rise Up

15th July

Photo of Vic by Paul Hassell


Once again we have The Blue Notes, complemented by the melifluous tones of the wonderful Vic Evans on vocals. However this week we have a special appearance by Rise Up (below), a brand new jazz ensemble from Jazzlines at Town Hall Symphony Hall.

Their current lineup includes Scarlett Churchill on drums, Jasmine Belle on alto saxophone, Eliza Dunhill on trumpet, Katie Grayland on flute, Amy Coates on bass and Daisy Houlder & Sarah Lopez on vocals. A selection of them will be showcasing a mix of original tunes and funky classics!

It will be a Jam Night,
so bring your instrument if you’ve got one!.

Louis Stringer Quartet
feat Lucy-Anne Daniels (vocs)

8th July

Louis Tringer Quartet

The Louis Stringer Quartet are a group of talented young musicians featuring vocalist Lucy-Anne Daniels, who turned up at an earlier gig and ended up getting booked in their own right. They are:

Louis Stringer: BASS

"Louis is a versatile bassist, working across various genres with emerging artists from all over the country. Performance highlights include playing alongside John Turville and Mike Williams. In 2019, Louis joined Tuoyo and Omar Awala for a performance at Birmingham Symphony Hall, hosted by grammy award winner Lekan Babalola. Louis has also playing within ensembles supporting the likes of AJ Tracey, Courtney Pine, Paul Dunmall, The Hooziers, Drew Gress, Hamid Drake and Omar. In his first venture as a bandleader, Louis has brought together a quartet composed of some of the finest young musicians in the Birmingham jazz scene. This band presents the work of singer-songwriters as a vehicle for improvisation - creating a sound world that has been compared to the works of Paul Motian and Radiohead."

Torin Davies: GUITAR

"Torin Davies is a guitarist, drummer, arranger, educator, and composer from Warwickshire, based in Birmingham UK. Torin is an active member of the Birmingham jazz scene who operates as a sideman and also runs his own quintet. His recent activity includes performing with UK Jazz legend, Soweto Kinch, for Cheltenham Jazz Festival."

Julien Durand: GUITAR

"Julien Durand is a French-Chinese guitarist on a continuous hunt for beautiful melodies. With an passion for groove and lyricism, he strives to connect with his bandmates and the audience to create an enjoyable and memorable performance. An established composer and arranger, Julien has recently received a prize by the Warwickshire Jazz Appreciation Group for his composition, “Joni meets Marc”."

Jonno Gaze: DRUMS

"Jonno Gaze is a percussionist, composer and improviser living in Birmingham, UK. Having joined Aldeburgh Young Musicians from 2016-2017 and studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire since 2017, Jonno is an up-and-coming member of the experimental, jazz and electronic scenes in Birmingham."

Lucy-Anne Daniels: VOCALS

"Inspired by singers such as Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, gospel duo Mary Mary, and Amy Winehouse, Lucy-Anne’s unique vocal sound pulls on a variety of music styles. As of September 2019 she has been the vocalist for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, with whom she has performed across the country. Fond of both big band and small ensemble settings, Lucy-Anne is an exciting and eclectic performer."

Really looking forward to this one!!

Vic Evans & The Blue Notes
1st July

Photo of Vic by Paul Hassell


This week it’s The Blue Notes, complemented by the melifluous tones of the wonderful Vic Evans on vocals.

It will be a Jam Night,
so bring your instrument if you’ve got one!.


Photos by Charles Weston.

We set up a GoFundMe page, with all donations receiving a link to a fabulous recording session. Having reached our set target, we will be able to run the club as we have done so in past years, as well as being able to record an album live from the Silvershine Jazz Club.

Click here to go straight to the Go Fund Me page.


Reuben on the BEEB
Reuben James

Reuben James, who we first saw playing at the Corks at a very young age with The Notebenders and has since gone on to play piano on Sam Smith’s Grammy winning album before being signed to Warner in his own right, can be heard performing on Radio 4’s Loose Ends.


Click here to hear his performance s on BBC Sounds.

Or click here to hear the whole show.
Clive Anderson introduces Reuben at 28minutes 46secs.

Xhosa Cole Full House  


The Silvershine Jazz Club was packed to the rafters for the Xhosa Cole gig and there was a wonderful vibe throughout the evening. Xhosa joined the Blue Notes to play the music of Andy Hamilton along with some younger musicians on the way up. Also there was an interval set from the ever-so-young Outer Circle. The future of Brummy Jazz looks very bright indeed.


Below is a slideshow of photos that Brian Homer took on the night and posted on Flickr. Feel free to flick through.


Reuben James gets a Record Deal

Reuben James first came to our notice performing with the Notebenders. He played gigs at the Silvershine Club, before joining Sam Smith’s Grammy winning band. He is now signed to Warners in his own right and has an EP about to be realeased.