Silvershine Jazz Club Silvershine Jazz Club


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

John Smith (Guitar)
♦    Thursday 23rd November    ♦


John Smith


Ace guitarist John Smith returns to the Silvershine Club to bring us some more scintillating Jazz guitar. John is one of the very best Jazz guitarists in the West Midlands and have played with some of the best the region has to offer including our founder Andy Hamilton MBE and Silvershine favourites the Steve King Big Band.

An absolute must for all lovers & players of guitar based music.

Blue Notes Jam Night
♦    Thursday 16th November    ♦




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.


Alex Polack Quintet
♦    Friday 10th November    ♦

Alex Polack now and then!

We at the Silvershine Jazz Club are delighted to welcome trumpeter, Alex Polack, back home. Alex first played at the Silvershine, alongside his pal Archie, as a youngster. He has since gone on to study music in London and we kow that many of you are keen to welcome him back.


For this gig he will be joined by a band of people he grew up playing with and learning from through his journey in music in Birmingham. This band of musicians includes Archie Tulk – Saxophone, Kai Chareunsy – Drums, Shivraj Singh – Bass and Nick Mans – Piano


Here's a bit from his bio: “Alexander Polack is a Birmingham born jazz trumpeter. He developed an interest in jazz through multiple opportunities in his home city including Birmingham Music Service, MYJO, The Notebenders Big Band, Jazzlines and the junior jazz department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire studying with Mike Williams and Percy Pursglove. He is currently in his final year studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire with the financial help of the Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Scholarship. Alexander is inspired by the music of Clifford Brown, Miles David and Kenny Wheeler.”

Will be a great Friday night!

Doctor Steve’s Jazz Surgery
♦    Thursday 9th November    ♦


Dr Steve


For the 9th November Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery, pianist and philosopher Steve Tromans will be exploring the notion of “difference” in musical improvisation.

Difference is usually conceived in isolating terms, as being “other than” things considered the same. However, without the productive difference that grounds all new expression in the world (and music improv is no exception), creative novelty would be impossible; the same only produces more of the same, ad infinitum, ad tedium.

Difference is what we all attend to, in all our experiences with the new in music and life itself. Thru difference we change in the event, as part of the event - of existence, of music.

Joining Dr Steve on this journey will be the bassoonist Fiona Troon, guitarist Brian Neil, and drummer Tymoteusz Jozwiak.

Bryan Corbett Quartet

2nd November


Bryan Corbett is a renowned trumpeter and master of the ‘Cool School’ of Jazz, and has played all around the globe, though lives locally. The Brand New Heavies is just one amongst a long list names on his CV the jazz and commercial world. It's always great to get him back at the Silvershine Club.

He always brings a fabulous band featuring some of the very best jazzers in the region!


Definitely a gig not to be missed!