Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Mostly Jazz

From 3-4 July the gates of Moseley Park will be thrown open for Mostly Jazz Festival, a new festival dedicated to contemporary jazz, funk and soul.

The line up is very impressive with performances from artists such as the Sun Ra Arkestra, Courtney Pine, the amazing Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro, Cymande II, Hammond powerhouse the James Taylor Quartet, Mercury Prize nominees Portico Quartet and Led Bib, Jools Holland favourites Polar Bear and Birmingham jazz legend Andy Hamilton & The Blue Notes. 

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt a section of the Sunday line-up has been dedicated to his memory. Gary Potter, widely regarded as the UK’s leading gypsy jazz guitarist, will also be bringing some swing to the proceedings. 

There will be two main stages which on the Saturday has been curated by The Yardbird and on the Sunday by Birmingham Jazz. The third stage will have spoken word performances from Polarbear and Dreadlockalien amongst many others. There will also be jazz films and documentaries, Q&As and open jams.

Adult day tickets cost £28.50+bf and weekend tickets cost £48.50+bf. For more information on festival and the full line-up visit www.mostlyjazz.co.uk.

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