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You will have heard the announcement that the so-called ‘freedom day’ has been postponed from June 21 to July 19 – cutting into the first three days of the Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival scheduled to run from July 16 to 25.

From our discussions with the musicians, venues, sponsors, supporters and suppliers, this is our new plan. Some venues want to stay with the original schedule, others want to postpone by a few days, but NOBODY has yet said that they want to cancel, everybody seems to be committed to present a great festival to celebrate our unbroken run of 37 years. 

So, from Friday 16th July to Sunday 1st August there will be around 130 performances, all but seven of them free admission,

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