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Solihull Jazz Festival returns this weekend

Solihull Editorial 22nd May, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THE SOLIHULL Jazz Festival weekend returns for a third year this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 23 to 25) with a stellar line-up and plenty of family fun.

Fast becoming an established date on the UK jazz festival circuit, the town centre will be jumping and jiving once with the infectious beats of some of the most talented jazz performers on the UK stage with more than than 23 performances already scheduled by the likes of Ricky Cool and the In Crowd, Tipitina, the Jiveoholics, Bostin’ Brass and Becky Brine.

There will also be performances by Joe Keegan and Kiki de Ville from BBC’s The Voice.

This year, more venues are hosting performances than ever before with eight different venues across the town including two outdoor stages in Mell Square and Jubilee Gardens.

Other acts scheduled to appear include Roy Forbes Quartet, festival favourite Al Jolson’s Dog; Alligator Gumbo; The Jake Leg Jug Band; The Broombusters; Millennium Eagle Jazz Band; The Indigo Kings and Florence Joelle to name just a few.

There will be family fun and entertainment across the weekend, including the annual parade – which will feature more than 100 performers, children’s characters and live bands handing out treats for the young-of-age and the young-of-heart alike!

The festival is organised by Solihull Business Improvement District, in conjunction with Big Bear Music, the UK’s longest-established independent jazz record label.

Solihull BID Manager Melanie Palmer said:“The Solihull Jazz festival grows year on year and has become established as an annual must do event in the town.

“It’s an amazing weekend with such a vibrant buzz around the whole town centre, with entertainment for both the whole family and serious jazz aficionados.”

To find out more about the festival, including timings for the performances visit www.solihullbid.co.uk.

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