For all of the music fans out there who would like to experience something just a little bit different, tomorrow (Friday 4th July) sees the launch of the 24th Birmingham International Jazz Festival in the city centre. The 10 day festival is jam packed with live performances from musicians and bands from USA, Spain, France, South Korea, Hungary, Poland, Holland, Czech Republic and Venezuela alongside the best from the UK and the region. There are 180 concerts in ten days, and almost every one is free to the public. Venues are spread out across the centre and include bars, pubs and some of the larger hotels, so there are plenty of opportunities to turn a jazz session into a relaxing day out. For more information, visit the official website.
I’ll be trying to catch some of the performances myself, so I hope to see some of you there.