Welcome to the 6th edition of the Birchfield Jazz Festival.

Birchfield Jazz Festival 2023

Welcome to our 7th year of presenting live music in Birchfield.This year we present a 'Birchfield Jazz and Heritage Community Celebration' We have joined together with Birchfield Big Local to create a day of quality live music, workshops and discussion, reflecting the musical, artistic and cultural heritage of Birmingham, as partof Heritage week. We are also part of the Lord Mayor'Comunity Celebration and pleased to be able to offer this event as part of the weekend of activities across the City.

Always a FREE event, open to everyone the day will offer a broad range of music from the re-interpretation of English Folk from The Kate Luxmoore Group to the soulful sound of Reggae from Gabbidon Acoustic. We also have a new project commissioned by The Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust, from up and coming Jazz Bassist Josh Vadiveloo 'Sounds of Highlife;, exploing the works of great West African Highlife Musicians.

Local artist, Mabowunje Harrison brings her performance 'Mobawunje Sings Nina' as part of her current tour and we are delighted to welcome the brilliant Thomas Atlas Band who are currently making waves in the UK music scene and who will close the festival.

We welcome you to come and enjoty not only the music, but arts and crafts activities provided by local artists through Birchfield Big Local, music workshops for children from Motherland Music, hot food and refreshments. Please note no alcohol will be served or is allowed on the premises.

There is also a special heritage opportunity to discuss the potential of community collaboration with the University of Birmingham’s West African collection of artefacts. This will take place between 5-7pm with images of the artefacts on view.


Lekan Babalola
Festival Curator.