Silvershine Jazz Club Silvershine Jazz Club


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

Neil Coley Big Band
♦    Thursday 29th February    ♦


Neil Coley Big Band


The Neil Coley Big Band are a classic 16-member big band comprising 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and a rhythm section of drums, keyboard and bass. Founded the band in 1998, they have established a formidable reputation as one of the finest swing bands in the Midlands.


They are a versatile band, entertaining audiences with a wide range of jazz, swing and big band music, including Latin, Blues, Soul, and also arrangements of many modern pop classics.


Whatever your musical tastes, there’ll be something for you!

Eddie Gripper Trio
Album Tour with Patrick Barrett-Donlon & Ursula Harrison
♦    Thursday 22nd February    ♦


Eddie Gripper Album Tour


This coming Thursday we are delighted to welcome Eddie Gripper to the Silvershine Jazz Club for the very first timem as part of a national tour promoting his debut album, “Home”.Eddie Gripper is an English pianist, composer and educator based in Cardiff, Wales. Born and raised in Oxford, he first moved to Cardiff in 2018 to study under the tutelage of Huw Warren before graduating with First Class Honours from Cardiff University.


Eddie has worked as a performer, promoter and producer alongside top musicians in his field. Including Huw Warren, Iain Ballamy, Laura Jurd, Alex Merritt, Yuri Golubev, Eric Ford, Kevin Glasgow and John Parricelli.


As a composer, he has collaborated with Welsh folk artist, Angharad Jenkins (Calan), in a handful of projects, exploring the various aspects of folk, jazz and contemporary classical traditions. ‘Hiraeth’, a band featuring Isaac Zuckerman, Daniel Newberry and Ursula Harrison, featured many of his own compositions alongside the work of other band mates, they featured as finalists in the 2022 edition of the International Bucharest Jazz Competition. His debut album, ‘Home’, will be released on Ubuntu Music in March 2023 featuring the talents of former bandmates Zuckerman and Harrison.


You will find lots more about him, along with music videos, on his  WEBSITE 


We're looking forward to this gig; hope you are too!

Blue Notes Jam Night
♦    Thursday 15th February    ♦




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.


Doctor Steve’s Jazz Surgery
Music &/as Poetry with Sarah Fletcher
♦    Thursday 8th February    ♦

Dr Steve is planning to start at 8.30 as some of his musicians have a bit of a journey home afterwards.


Dr Steve


For the 8th February 2024 Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery, Tromans and friends will be exploring the exquisite marriage of music and poetry. How is it that these two art forms work so well together? What is it about poetry that lends itself so well to music? What is it about music that lends itself so well to poetry?

In this exploration, Dr Steve will be joined onstage by the critically acclaimed poet Sarah Fletcher (with whom Tromans has released 4 albums to date and who joined him for a hugely successful Fizzle gig at Centrala in 2022), the incomparable Barry Edwards on electric guitar, and the equally incomparable Si Paton on electric bass.

Certainly not one to miss!

Walsall Jazz Orchestra
♦    Thursday 1st February    ♦

Walsall Jazz Orchestra

At the Silvershine Jazz Club we’re excited to see the Big Bands returning in 2024. Thanks to the Timm Amann connection, first on the list is the Walall Jazz Orchestra.


The Walsall Jazz Orchestra is a 19 piece big band which, unlike the vast majority of big bands, plays contemporary, rather than traditional big band music. The band plays pieces written by well known composers such as Pat Metheny, Mike Gibbs and Chick Corea, as well as a number of original compositions. WJO have released three CDs which have received rave reviews in the music press.


Fundraiser for
Bryan Corbett

♦    Friday 26th January    ♦
  Click here to buy tickets (£12)  

Bryan Corbett

Here’s an update. We simply can’t believe the amount of brilliant musicians who are playing tomorrow night, Friday 26th January at The Silvershine Jazz Club for the fundraiser for Bryan Corbett!



Brian Homer has designed a beautiful booklet of photographs taken by himself, Gary Corbett and John Watson. Which will be sold on the evening for £5. Proceeds will be going towards the fundraiser.


Also, many thanks to Geri Nardiello and The Blue Piano for donating a range of raffle prizes. It's going to be a brilliant night!


There are still some tickets available! Grab them now!!


The Silvershine Jazz Club will be putting on a fundraiser gig to support our great friend and musician Bryan Corbett who’s always supported Andy Hamilton’s Jazz in Bearwood and The Silvershine. He’ll undergo a serious operation, which is going to cost a substantial amount of money and we want to show our appreciation and support to let him know what an amazing musician and friend he is not only to us but to many others.


We’ve contacted local musicians who are all wanting to support Bryan and be involved in raising as much as we can towards the cost of the operation. Tom Clarke-Hill, Chris Bowden, Sheila Waterfield, David Nock, Andrew Wood plus The Blue Note members are all ready confirmed to play on the evening. More musicians TBC.


Also, if any other musicians want to take part in this event please feel free to contact us. We’ll also be running a raffle with donated prizes with 100% of proceeds from the raffle and ticket sales going directly towards Bryan’s operation and aftercare.


Let’s make this one a brilliant event for a great musician and lovely friend to many!


Tickets on sale now! £12 E-ticket
£15 on door
Doors open 8pm


If by any chance you’re unable to make the event on the 26th there is a crowd funding page that has been set up in support of Bryan.

We Remember Fingers
with Bruce Coates, Cormac Loane, Liam Noble, Miles Levin & Trevor Lines
♦    Thursday 18th January    ♦

We Remember Fingers line up
Liam Noble, Cormac Loane, Miles Levin, Trevor Lines & Bruce Coates (l-r) 


This Thursday 18th January at Silvershine jazz club in Bearwood we will spend an evening inspired by the great 1979 album by Dave Green, “Fingers Remembers Mingus” with music from Duke to Ornette via Bird and Mingus.

We have a cracking line-up with Cormac Loane & Bruce Coates on reeds, Liam Noble on piano, Miles Levin drums & Trevor Lines on double bass.

Great band, great music, enjoy!

Doctor Steve’s Jazz Surgery
♦    Thursday 11th January    ♦


Dr Steve


Thursday 11th January is the first Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery of 2024 and will be focused on the theme of “Text Scores & Textures”. Text Scores are written texts designed to encourage certain responses from their performers, and have a history dating back to at least the 1960s, where they were used widely across the performing arts (in theatre, dance, music & other media). Texture is a term with myriad implications in music making: the way a musician makes their sound has much to do with how that sound is experienced by the listener. Here, material and materiality meet in the musical philosophical.

In this exploration of text and texture in relation to improvised music, Dr Steve will be joined by a fantastic line-up of Fiona Troon on bassoon, Amy Coates on double bass (who suggested this month's theme) & Tymoteusz Jozwiak on drums.

 New Year’s Jam
with The Blue Notes

Thursday 4th January



We kick off the New Year with 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.


Let’s make it a good New Year!