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Jazz Festival promises musical magic across Birmingham

The 40th Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival will see local, national and international musicians showcase their talent across Birmingham and the wider midlands, performing in a variety of venues across the city including libraries, museums, parks and retirement villages. Musical performances celebrating diverse culture and heritage will feature artists from all over the UK and from as far afield as Norway, the USA and Singapore.

The festival which takes place 19th July – 28th July will focus on the evolution of UK jazz from the 1960s to the present day, showcasing both established and emerging talents​.

ExtraCare residents and villages will be taking part in the festival with nine acts performing across the charity’s six West Midlands village locations. Solihull Village, Bournville Gardens Village, Earlsdon Park Village, New Oscott Village, Hagley Road Village and Longbridge Village will each be hosting live music events.


ExtraCare Village Event Schedule

Sunday 21st July – Bournville Gardens 14:00 VAL WISEMAN QUARTET

Thursday 25th  July –  New Oscott Village 14:00 B.D LENZ (USA)

Free entry but booking required: Book Here                             

Friday 26th July – New Oscott Village 14:30 YOU’RE NEVER ALONE WITH A UKE

Free entry but booking required: Book Here


Friday 19th July – Solihull Village 14:00 WILLY & THE POORBOYS

Thursday 25th  July – Solihull Village 11:00 YOU’RE NEVER ALONE WITH A UKE

Sunday 28th July – Solihull Village 14:00 EAGLE JAZZ BAND

Wednesday 24th July – Earlsdon Park Village 19:30 HIT PARADE HEROES

Sunday 28th July – Hagley Road Village 14:00 PLAYING DJANGO

Sunday 28th July – Longbridge Village 14:00 SWING CAFÉ


The events will be free entry across ExtraCare locations and open to those looking to enjoy good music, dancing and entertainment, one of Europe’s biggest free jazz parties is sure to be a must-see event.

Please note the performances at New Oscott will require booking with the links above but are still free entry.


To find out more about the festival visit: Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival