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The Whiskey Brothers

Fast becoming festival favourites at Birmingham, Big Bear recording artists the Whiskey Brothers are Richard Heath on vocals and mandolin and Gerry Smith on piano. In the mid-1990s they formed the Splinter Blues Band, but since 2012 they have worked as a duo, playing...

The Schwings with Migloko

The Schwings are a vintage swing and New Orleans style jazz band hailing from the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. Founded in 2011 by legendary jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist Remis Rančys, The Schwings rapidly rose to popularity in Lithuanian jazz festivals,...

Women of Jazz

Women of Jazz celebrate the influence of Jazz in women through the ages. They recall the classic jazz standard sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, on to the sultry tones of Diana Krall and Norah Jones. By creating a relaxed atmosphere that incorporates...

The Water Gypsies

The Water Gypsies is the perfect name for a group who combine playing gypsy jazz with life afloat in a narrow boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The group was born out of a chance meeting at a gypsy jazz jam in Bradford-on- Avon and the four piece (violin, lead and...

Val Wiseman

The achievements of the West Bromwich-born singer were recognised in last year’s festival at a performance of Lady Sings the Blues at the West Bromwich Central Library when an award was made to Val by Sandwell Council for her contributions to music over many years....

Ukulele Rocks

Returning for his fifth year, Jules Cockshott from Ukulele Rocks! is looking forward to welcoming all ages to his ‘Absolute Beginners to 12-Bar Blues’ workshops. No experience or instrument required. Come along and have some fun making music!

Tony Billingham’s All Star Band

Tony Billingham’s All Star Band consists of top musicians from around the country.Joining Tony, leader of the Europa Jazz Band for many years, in the front line are two former members of the Acker Bilk Band: award-winning trumpeter Enrico Tomasso and trombonist Ian...

Tipitina

Last seen in Birmingham wowing the audience at the newly revived Henry’s Blueshouse at the Bull’s Head, Tipitina has long been a favourite at the festival. The band’s unique take on the blues, barrelhouse, boogie and gospel of New Orleans owes much to the music of...

The Nitecrawlers

The Nitecrawlers aim is to recreate the sheer enjoyment of the original R&B clubs of the 60’s – and they can do this because they were there at the time. With a lifetime of experience between them they have appeared alongside some of the biggest names in the music...

The Jim Dandies

Traditional jazz, pre-war blues, hokum songs, barrelhouse, Western Swing, stride, boogie woogie – all musical styles which strongly characterize the Jim Dandies’ sound, a dirty and rough sound, the sound of barrelhouses, brothels and juke joints during the 20s and...

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