Most frequent questions and answers

The Birchfield Jazz Festival is a celebratory weekend of free live music based at St Mary’s Church in Handsworth Birmingham in the month of July. Following a successful launch in 2017, the festival returns in 2018, and hopes to become a permanent fixture for many years to come.

Founded by acclaimed and award-winning musicians Lekan Babalola and Kate Luxmoore through the Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust, this jazz inspired weekend aims to showcase established national and international artists, as well as Birmingham based musicians and the diversity they represent. We always look forward getting the community involved in celebrating the musical roots of these talented artists and discovering their Jazz influences.

In 2020, we are streaming the festival online on virtual2020.birchfieldjazzfestival.com;

It will hold on:

July 24th 2020,
& July 25th 2020;

Start time is 7:30pm on both days.

We advise getting to the online venue at least 10 minutes before performances start.


2019: The festival took place at St Marys Church (Hall), Hampstead Hall, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2RW.

Tickets are completely free!

Attendance is free.

None at all – everyone is welcome!

We’ll have tea, coffee and cakes for purchase in the afternoons, and then hot food and snacks, with access to a fully licensed bar in the evenings.

This year’s line – up is now complete, but please do get in touch and let us know if you’d perhaps like to get involved at next year’s event and we’ll see what we can do.

There are a number of ways you can get in touch –
You can email us on iycatuk@gmail.com
Or pick up the phone and call 07846 325482
Or if social media is your preference, reach out to us via these platforms:
Facebook: Birchfield Jazz Festival | Twitter: @BirchfieldJazz | Instagram: iycatuk
And finally, you can get in touch via the form on our dedicated Contact Page.