Sandwell Council House reception will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May

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Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival

Jazz at Oak House

Enjoy jazz music across Sandwell's six towns with the Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival.

Sandwell is an official partner in this international festival for the third year running, with events from 19-28 July 2019, most of which are free.

International artists from America, France, Lithuania and Spain will be joining a host of homegrown talent.

We have events in each of Sandwell’s six towns, including at our libraries, museums, parks and Sandwell Arts Café.

It's a fantastic opportunity for people from Sandwell and the rest of the Black Country to enjoy high-quality jazz music right on their doorstep.

Events in Sandwell are as follows (free entry unless stated):

Friday 19 July:   

  • 12noon: Sandwell Arts Café – Bruce Adams & Dave Newton
  • 7pm: Lightwoods Park – Bruce Adams/Dave Newton Quartet 
  • 7pm: West Bromwich Central Library – Ricky Cool & the In Crowd (£5.50 advance, £7.50 door)
  • 7pm: Manor House, Stone Cross – Les Zautos Stompers De Paris (France)

Saturday 20 July:

  • 2.30pm: Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery – Florence Joelle (France)
  • 7pm: Cradley Heath Library – Bobby Woods (USA)

Sunday 21 July:

  • 2pm: Manor House, Stone Cross – Rip Roaring Success
  • 7pm: Thimblemill Library – The Schwings (Lithuania) 

Monday 22 July:

  • 7pm: Great Bridge Library – Roy Forbes

Tuesday 23 July:

  • 7pm: Bleakhouse Library – The Dirty Ragtimers (France)

Wednesday 24 July:

  • 7pm: Wednesbury Library – Deborah Rose & Martin Riley

Thursday 25 July:

  • 7pm: Great Barr Library – Bob Wilson & Honeyboy Hickling

Friday 26 July:

  • 12noon: Sandwell Arts Café – Val Wiseman & the Wise Guys
  • 7pm: Blackheath Library – Potato Head Jazz Band (Spain) (£5.50 advance, £7.50 door)

Saturday 27 July:

  • 11am: New Square Shopping Centre – Potato Head Jazz Band (Spain)
  • 12.45pm: New Square Shopping Centre – Ricky Cool & the In Crowd
  • 2.30pm: New Square Shopping Centre – Tenement Jazz Band (Scotland)
  • 7pm: West Bromwich Central Library – King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys (£12.50 advance/£15 door)

Sunday 28 July:

  • 2pm: Haden Hill House, Cradley Heath – Tenement Jazz Band (Scotland)
  • 2.30pm: Oak House, West Bromwich – David Moore Blues Band

You can follow the festival on Twitter @BirmJazzFest and on Facebook and Instagram.