The Red Lion

The Red Lion
95 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, B18 6NG
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Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival 2017

This year's Legends Festival takes its lead from the iconic Blue Note record label; now into its 75th Year. To Curate the whole Festival, we have engaged the locally based international Trumpet Player Bryan Corbett to put together a theme or two and deliver four different versions of the Blue Note style; interspaced with…

Fri 19 May

£5–£12.50 / 0121 233 9144

Bryan Corbett Quartet

The four-piece performance jazz with special guest saxophonist Ed Jones.

Sat 20 May

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

Fred Thomas' Polyphonic Jazz Band

The Polyphonic Jazz Band explores improvised counterpoint through the medium of jazz standards. Dispensing with the traditional roles of harmonic instruments such as the piano and guitar, they get inspiration and structural ideas from one of the richest resources in all Western music history: baroque polyphony. Expect…

Fri 30 Jun

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

Great Wee Band

Henry Lowther's beautiful trumpet and flugelhorn sound leads this classic quartet. Henry performed at the Woodstock festival with Keef Hartley Band, toured with Gil Evans, George Russell, and the London Brass Virtuosi as well as Kenny Wheeler's Big Band. Jim, Dave and Stu have also years of experience of playing at the…

Fri 12 May

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

Hans Koller Quartet

Exciting top US/German/UK band led by Hans Koller from the piano with heavyweight support from Coltrane-influenced sax player John O'Gallagher together with two more established stars in Percy Pursglove and Jeff Williams. Hans has a superb track record with the likes of Evan Parker, Mike Gibbs, Kenny Wheeler, Steve…

Fri 28 Apr

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

Josephine Davies' OTREE

Perrier award-winning OTREE are releasing their first album on Whirlwind records this year. It has a most promising up-and-coming leader with three of the most experienced rhythm section players you could dream of. Josephine is a saxophonist and composer at the forefront of the contemporary British jazz scene (London Jazz…

Fri 23 Jun

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

Jump Monk

This is Birmingham Jazz's contribution to the Monkathon, organised by the Birmingham Conservatoire. The band is led by tutor Arnie Somogyi and it's a welcome return after their storming performance in our Legends Festival in 2015. They play hard-grooving tributes to Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. expect passion and…

Fri 16 Jun

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

Kofi-Bzhezhinska-Prime International Trio

This most original trio line up of Harp, Alto Sax and Drums brings its own take on the world of modern Jazz. A unique and wondrous sound delivered like no other. Line up: Tony Kofi saxes, Alina Bzhezhinska harp, Matt Prime drums

Fri 19 May

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

New Simplicity Trio

This is a collective and forward looking group playing compositions by each member of the trio. Their compositions are centered around an ethos of melodic and harmonic simplicity and are very listenable. The band features one of the most important and original drummers on the European Jazz scene, Antonio Fusco (Giovanni…

Fri 9 Jun

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

Tony Kofi Ornette Coleman Tribute

Tony Kofi has been involved with many world class jazz projects led by others over the years. Here he has put together a project which draws inspiration from one of the game changers of the last century, Ornette Coleman. In addition to his forays into free jazz Ornette was a composer of really good tunes some of which…

Sat 20 May

£12.50 ( £10; £5) / 0121 233 9144

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