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

Blue Notes Jam Night
♦    Thursday 20th June    ♦



It’s a Blue Notes Jam Night this Thursday, and guess what? We’re back at the Corks Club, after just one week away. 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.


Dr Steve is our first night back at The Bear

The Bear Tavern is just down the road from The Corks, where Bearwood Road meets Sandon and Three Shires Oak Roads. It was our regular venue until around 20 years ago, so if you've never enjoyed Jazz at the Bear come and enjoy the vibe, or, if, like us you have, then it will be just like coming home!...
...we’ll be in the function room upstairs...
...Keep watching this space for more news!

Doctor Steve’s Jazz Surgery
New Duos
with Jonathan Mayer (sitar)
♦    Thursday 16th June (8.30pm start!)    ♦


For the Thursday 13th June Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery, we are delighted to welcome the internationally renowned sitarist, Jonathan Mayer for the third of the recent series of NEW DUOS. Jonathan and Steve have performed in various different ensembles in the three decades since first meeting at the Birmingham Conservatoire, but this will be the first time they have performed in a duo context.

A simply unmissable event to witness Mayer’s sitar expertise alongside Tromans in a rare outing on melodica.

Be there if you can!

Cormac Will Be Our Last Night At The Corks... least for a while. The Silvershine Jazz Club will be returning to the Bear Tavern, just down the road, starting with Dr Steve’s Jazz Surgery on Thursday 13th June...
...Keep watching this space for more news!

 Cormac Loane
with The Blue Notes

Thursday 6 June th y="0" />At The Corks Club


Cormac Loane learnt his trade as a jazz musician as a schoolboy in the North-East in the 70’s, often gigging alongside bass player Gordon Sumner, who later changed his name to Sting! Cormac progressed to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before pursuing a career in music education which included setting up the Birmingham Schools’ Jazz Ensemble. Under Cormac’s direction, this band accompanied leading British jazz musicians including John Dankworth, Humphrey Lyttelton and Georgie Fame. Cormac continues to combine a part-time teaching career with his original passion for small group jazz playing.

All we can really say is that it’great to hav him coming back to the Silvershine Jazz Club to play with The Blue Notes

Come and enjoy some wonderful Jazz!

The Tom Hill & Phil Bond Jazz-Adelic Experience
♦    Thursday 30rd May    ♦


Chris, Phil, Tom & Carl


This week we have a fabulous band for you, featuring Chris Bowden (sax) Carl Hemmingsley (drums) Phil Bond (keys, vocals) Tom Hill (bass, vocals). In their blurb they say:

“Strap in for a funky buffet of original jazz tunes penned by Chris, Phil and Tom plus jazz standards and blues propelled forward by Carl the Hitmaker (Purdy) Hemmingsly!”

All you need to know though is that you’re in for a truly entertaining musical treat; oh, and I’ve got an album by Chris Bowden on double vinyl!

Simply Jazz-Adelic!

Blue Notes Jam Night
♦    Thursday 23rd May    ♦




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.


Dr Steve on Thursday ▾


Ben Carter on Friday ▾

Ben Carter Quintet
♦    Friday 10th May    ♦



Ben Carter is a saxophonist and composer based in Birmingham. A graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Carter writes and performs jazz music for a variety of small and large ensembles, including his own Jazz Quintet. Inspired by the sound of classic saxophonists like Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, he aims to bring this sound to a more modern environment, incorporated into free-flowing and complex compositions.


The band is a modern jazz quintet that brings a youthful and refreshing energy to the Birmingham jazz scene. Made up of exciting young musicians including Tom Henery (guitar), Conor Bastible (piano), Thomas Marsh (bass) and Henry Wakley (drums), the group is led by Ben Carter (saxophone) and captures audiences with their vibrant feel and group interplay.


Ben is promoting Pulsar, his debut record, in which he establishes his sound as a new and distinctive artist. Using unique grooves and harmonic devices, Carter's original compositions display engaging pulses that the band builds on to create an expansive sound filled with improvisation and jazz language.


Come & say you heard it here first!

Doctor Steve’s Jazz Surgery
New Duos
♦    Thursday 9th May (8.15pm start!)    ♦


Dr Steve and Juliane
Dr Steve photo by Garry Corbett 


For the next Jazz Surgery Dr Steve Tromans is delighted to welcome talented rising star of the piano, Juliane Deil. The session will continue the current theme of NEW DUOS. Next to solo performance, the duo is one of the most intimate formats for musical expression. Add to that the immediacy of improvisation and the audience is welcomed into a truly extraordinary event of artistic exploration. Alongside myself & Juliane performing four hands one piano improvisations & compositions, Juliane will also showcase her arrangements for piano and double bass

They will also be supported by the double acoustic guitar duo of David Nock and Mike Bethel - so the DUOS theme will be very much apparent!

That’s even more to enjoy!

David Nock and Mike Bethel
Mike & David (l-r)