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The Festival Patron needs no introduction. As a musician he has featured in top bands for many years, picking up many British Jazz Awards for his Half Dozen which also served as accompanists for George Melly and Paul Jones. In 2015 he was recorded for Big Bear Records leading the band for Val Wiseman’s Lady Sings the Blues concert.

In addition to playing Digby is renowned as a jazz writer, broadcaster and archivist. Founder of the National Jazz Archive, he has recently been the moving spirit behind Jazz Centre UK in Southend. No wonder he received the British Jazz Award for Services to British Jazz two years ago.

England, Birningham, 16-07-16 Birmingham and Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival. The first weekend of the Birmingham and Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival gets under way with 75 shows on the first weekend. The festival runs from July 15th to the 24th. Information 0121 454 7020, admin@bigbearmusic.com Festival patron Digby Fairweather and the chase jazzmen play in the sun at Bournville Village Green. © Photo Merlin Daleman

© Photo Merlin Daleman

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