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Running since 1985, it is England’s longest-established jazz and blues festival and one of Europe’s biggest free jazz parties. This year, The Alex will be hosting a one night only performance by the patron of the Jazz Festival and a distinctively melodic trumpeter, Digby Fairweather.
As well as leading such bands as the Great British Jazz Band and his ever-popular Half Dozen, Digby has devoted himself to broadcasting, writing, the National Jazz Archive and, most recently, the Jazz Centre UK in Southend. This year’s new project is a new jazz club, Jazz at the Sands, in Southend which opened in April.
Birmingham patrons can be expected to enjoy Digby’s bubbling personality and encyclopedic knowledge as well as his trumpet playing.
Digby is joined by Eureka Jazz, a Birmingham-based traditional jazz band who play melodic and jazzy tunes from the Great American Songbook of the 1920, 30s and 40s.
The Alexandra, Birmingham
Birmingham’s beloved theatre, The Alexandra, was built in 1901 by William Coutts and throughout its vast history, has become home to first class entertainment. In 2018, the venue underwent an extensive refurbishment and reverted to its original name, The Alexandra. The theatre is a valuable contributor to culture within Birmingham and the West Midlands, presenting first-rate musicals, drama, comedy and more.
Notable performances at The Alexandra Theatre include Chicago, Fame and An Inspector Calls, with new shows added regularly. It’s seen many famous faces throughout the years and continues to bring star-studded shows to Birmingham straight from London’s West End. Browse The Alexandra’s show listings now.