Silvershine Jazz Club Silvershine Jazz Club

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

At the Silvershine Jazz Club we aim to bring you some of the best Jazz from the West Midlands, the UK and overseas, whilst also using our Jazz nights to bring on new talent from in and around the area. In so doing we hope to maintain the ethos and the standards set by Andy Hamilton MBE, the man who first brought Jazz to Bearwood Corks Club.

Now on Thursdays @ 8.30pm
Thu 22nd July
Bryan Corbett & Co £7
(£6 Concs)
Thu 28th July No Gig This Thursday
Sun 1st Aug
2 to 5pm
Vic Evans
& The Blue Notes
(Jam Session)
Outdoors if It's Sunny
Thu 5th Aug
★ Vic Evans ★
& The Blue Notes
with Special Guests Andy Gayle (sax) & Kirk Ricketts (voc)
(£4 Concs)
Thu 12th Aug
Alfie Dean ¼tet £6
(£5 Concs)
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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!

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Anyone wishing to attend the gigs will need to register via email or we will not be able to admit you to the venue. This is to ensure the club is compliant with the current COVID regulations. Please email or message us on Facebook if you are planning on coming along.



Please keep watching this space for updates as Covid restrictions keep changing and we’re constantly trying to keep on top of things!

We regret that we had to increase the price slightly to cover some extra expenses.

Thanks For Your Support
We've made our target!

So it's a big thankyou all round. Here's amessage from our organisers, Paul and Kim:

“ Hey guys!

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year! We just wanted to say a big thank you for all the generous donations we received towards our GoFundMe page. With your help, we reached our target in just a few weeks, and can now start planning for our big return in 2021 when restrictions are lifted! We have many exciting plans for the Silvershine in the coming year, including a live recorded album featuring the beautiful voice of Vic Evans, as well as many gigs to help keep jazz alive in Birmingham and give the city’s young jazz musicians a stage to showcase their talent!

Thanks again for all the love and support we’ve received over the years and we look forward to seeing you again at the Silvershine (hopefully) very soon!

Also looking forward to the gig and album launch for Dr Steve Tromans that we've had to postpone twice now due to the pandemic! Can’t wait for this one to happen!

Watch this space… ”


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.

Keep watching this space for more news on Reuben and Xhosa!


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