Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year

Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year

For over three decades the Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival has used the city as a high-profile platform to show off some of the world’s greatest musicians.It’s an internationally-recognised event that has continued to go from strength to strength, year on year, and this summer it will be celebrating its 33rd anniversary.

Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year

Jazz and Blues Festival organiser Jim Simpson, of Birmingham-based Big Bear Records, said: “The festival grew out of one evening’s concert held in Cannon Hill Park back in 1984.

He added: “It’s now a firm summer fixture because, as Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward has said: ‘It would not be summer in this city without The Jazz & Blues Festival’.”