Jazz festival to stage comeback

The 37th consecutive year of The Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival is confirmed to take place in the city and across the region in July.

The 10 day festival did take place in the Covid-dominated 2020, still live but during the slightly later period of October, fitting into the gap between lockdowns.

This year’s festival from Friday 16th to Sunday 25th July will present over 100 performances, with more than 90% of them free to the public.

As well as jazz, blues, swing, dixieland and more, there will also be free ukulele, jitterbug, vocal and instrumental workshops open to all.