On Thursday, October 3, at 5pm, you can catch pianist Dave Stapleton and trumpeter Neil Yates performing in the University of Birmingham's Bramall Music Building foyer. Dave is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is boss of Cardiff-based Edition Records, while Neil is a jazz veteran, playing with the likes of the BBC Big Band, Supergrass, Will Young and Robbie Williams.
Head to The Jam House in St Paul's Square at 8.30pm on Thursday, October 15, for a free performance by the Chris Young Ensemble. Alto saxophonist Chris is one of the many talented musicians to have graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire's jazz course. He has played at a host of festivals and is a regular at clubs in Birmingham and London.
Spot the Sax Man: Stan Sulzmann plays the Spotted Dog in Digbeth
The Spotted Dog in Warwick Street, Digbeth, should be your destination on Tuesday, October 29, with saxophonist Stan Sulzmann taking to the stage at 9pm. Stan will be guest soloist, playing with trombonist Richard Foote, bassist Nick Jurd and drummer Jonathan Silk.
Richard, Nick and Jonathan can also be seen performing with the Toby Boalch Sextet in the University of Birmingham's Bramall Music Building foyer at 5pm on Thursday, November 7. Pianist Toby will also be joined by sax players Chris Maddock and John Fleming to showcase his own compositions and pieces commissioned by Jazzlines.
Thursday, December 5, deserves a place in your diary as pianist and film music composer Alcyona Mick brings her group Blink to the Foyer of the Bramall Music Building at 5pm. The band, which features saxophonist Josephine Davies and percussionist Paul Clarvis, will perform original compositions by Alcyona who has written for Channel 4 and the BBC.