The Virtual But Remarkably Real
Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival
17th-26th July 2020
Welcome to the home page for our Virtual, But Remarkably Real Jazz Festival in 2020. With Coronavirus forcing the postponement of our 2020 event until 16th-25th October, we thought that it’d be a shame not to have some great music to enjoy over the original festival dates in July.
So every day from 17th-26th at 8am we’ll be sharing regular features, videos, pictures, a bunch of random thoughts, memories and anecdotes – some of them actually true.
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Day by day:
Friday 17th July
Saturday 18th July
Sunday 19th July
Schwing Out, Humph on Wax, Brown in Brum, We Call Him Al and more – click here to read
Monday 20th July
Featuring Pepper and The Jellies, The Whiskey Brothers, The Chinese Jitterbug Squad and The Ever Present Digby Fairweather – Click here to view
Tuesday 21st July
Tuesday is Bluesday! New album by Chick Willis, previously unseen footage of Charles Brown, Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss, a message from The Jim Dandies and more – click here to view
Wednesday 22nd July
Zauto Stompers, Dave The Dog, Sun Ra in Marbella and more – click here to view
Thursday 23rd July
Welcome to the land of Jazz: Birmingham! Click here to view our phototasic extravaganza.
Friday 24th July
Jitterbugs, ukes and shutterbugs – click here to read
Saturday 25th July
Makin’ Whoopee, King Pleasure in Russia, Jazz City UK, Shanghai Swing and more – click here to view
Sunday 26th July
Wish They Were Here, To The Manor Born, Cajun Cooking and the 30W Pram – click here to view