Swing Cats are performing at the Jazz & Blues Festival

Sandwell Council is delighted to once again be supporting the Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival.

This 40th festival will see local, national and international musicians showcase their talent across Sandwell’s six towns, including FREE events in our libraries, museums and parks.

The council values the importance of equality, diversity and inclusivity and so is rightly proud of Sandwell’s rich and diverse culture and heritage. With artists from all over the UK as well as musicians from as far afield as Norway, the USA and Singapore, this year’s festival reflects that. 
This year, the festival coincides with Sandwell’s 50th anniversary and forms part of our wider Sandwell Arts Festival which will take place from 13 July to 4 August.

Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Kerrie Carmichael, said: “Festivals and events such as this really show that Sandwell is a Bostin Place that is home to Bostin People, which is why we are proud to welcome residents and visitors from further afield.”

The Jazz & Blues Festival runs from 19 – 28 July and full details can be found on the Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival website with more information on Sandwell concerts on Visit Sandwell.

In addition to these events over the summer the council runs an exciting, year-long calendar of council events with something for everyone. Go to our Visit Sandwell website to find out more about events.

Sandwell Council would like to thank the West Midlands Combined Authority for supporting some of its Sandwell 50 and Jazz & Blues Festival events.

Free Jazz & Blues Festival concerts in Sandwell:

Friday 19 July 

  • 7.30pm, Blackheath Library Ben Toury (France)

Saturday 20 July 

  • 12noon, Bromwich Hall (Manor House), Stone Cross, Florence Joelle
  • 12noon, West Smethwick Park Pavilion, Simon Spillett Quartet
  • 1pm, West Bromwich Central Library, The Traveling Janes (USA/Norway/Singapore)
  • 2.30pm, West Smethwick Park Pavilion, Nils Solberg Rhythm Boys
  • 4pm, West Bromwich Central Library, Val Wiseman Quartet
  • 7pm, West Bromwich Central Library, Tipitina

Sunday 21 July

  • 12 noon, West Smethwick Park Pavilion, Gianni Tbay (Italy)
  • 2.30pm, West Smethwick Park Pavilion, Honeyboy Hickling Blues Band

Monday 22 July 

  • 7.30pm, Great Bridge Library, Hit Parade Heroes

Tuesday 23 July 

  • 7.30pm, Wednesbury Library, Tenement Jazz Band

Wednesday 24 July

  • 7.30pm, Cradley Heath Library, Art Themen Quartet

Thursday 25 July 

  • 7.30pm, Great Barr Library, The Journeymen

Friday 26 July 

  • 11am, West Bromwich Central Library, You’re Never Alone With A Uke
  • 7pm, Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, Rich Dickinson’s Driving Force
  • 7.30pm, Bleakhouse Library, Oldbury, Playing Django

Saturday 27 July 

  • 12noon, Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, Bruce Adams Quartet
  • 1pm, West Bromwich Central Library, The Swing Cats (Spain)
  • 4pm, West Bromwich Central Library, Hannah Brine
  • 7pm, Lightwoods Park Bandstand, Bearwood Alan Barnes Quartet
  • 7.30pm, West Bromwich Central Library, Errol Linton & His Band

Sunday 28 July 

  • 1pm, Thimblemill Library, Smethwick, ‘A Night at Minton’s’ with the Bruce Adams /Alan Barnes Quintet
  • 2pm, Haden Hill House, Cradley Heath, Warren James Skiffle Group
  • 2.30pm, Oak House, West Bromwich, Chick Wren’s Rollin’ River Band
  • 4pm, Thimblemill Library, Smethwick, Jamie Thyer & The Worried Men
  • 7pm, Thimblemill Library, Smethwick, Hot Club of Halifax

Dates correct at the time of issue. 

Published: Monday, 8th July 2024