Jack's been thinking...about Birmingham Jazz/ Cobweb London nights



Our Friday columnist, trumpeter/ bandleader Jack Davies writes about a new Sunday night gig at the Salisbury featuring emerging artists from the Birmingham and London scenes.

The Cobweb Collective and Birmingham Jazz both have well established jazz promotion pedigrees in Britain’s second city, and this Sunday sees the start of their new London night at Jazz @ The Salisbury.

The organisational team (including Ryan Williams and Hans Koller) state that the gigs at the Salisbury will “show the range and variety of the Birmingham scene”. No doubt these concerts will also start to create some cross-pollenation with the London scene – each gig will be a double-bill with one Birmingham and one London-based band.

Sundays seem set to be the busiest night of the week for small jazz nights – the North London Tavern’s programme continues to thrive, and Charlie Wright’s in Hoxton has also started a similar programme of bands from Birmingham and Leeds double-billed with new London-based projects.

The first of the Salisbury gigs presents the Birmingham-based drummer Jonathan Silk’s quartet, with a two tenor front line of John Fleming and Nick Rundle and Nick Jurd on bass. London will be represented by the great Alam Nathoo’s saxophone trio with Pete Ibbetson on drums and Marcus Penrose on bass.

Music will start at 8.30pm, and entry is only £4. The address: 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay, London N4 1JX
For completeness,  other gigs on this Sunday are:



Trevor Mires Quintet + Tom Taylor Quintet at the North London Tavern
George Crowley Quartet at Charlie Wright’s Jazz Club

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