Welcome to the Lichfield Arts Blues & Jazz Festival 2022! We are very excited to announce this years festival at the Cathedral Hotel and Wade Street Church, plus a concert in McKenzies. 

From Thursday 8th to Sunday 12th June we having a celebration of blues and jazz with a varied and exciting mix of artists, including the popular saxophonist Julian Smith, star of Britain’s Got Talent!  

The team have put together a fabulous selection of high quality blues and jazz for this years event, and we are looking forward to four days of great live performance. 

We hope you enjoy the festival and look forward to seeing you there!

The Blues & Jazz Team

Line up 2022

Julian Smith with the Tom Morgan Trio
Thursday 9th June 2022, 7.45pm
Cathedral Hotel, Lichfield

A night of smooth jazz and soul featuring the stunning saxophonist star of Britain’s Got Talent Julian Smith, with the Tom Morgan Trio.

Thomas Atlas Band
Friday 10th June 2022, 7.45pm
Cathedral Hotel, Lichfield

Rising star of the British blues scene, guitarist, singer, songwriter Thomas Atlas brings his 6-piece band for an incredible night of blues and funk!

Staffordshire Jazz East Big Band
Saturday 11th June 2022, 1.00pm
Cathedral Hotel, Lichfield

Enjoy and afternoon set from this fantastic local youth jazz orchestra. Big bold brassy riffs and great solos from the players of tomorrow. 

Nick Dewhurst Quartet
Saturday 11th June 2022, 7.45pm
Cathedral Hotel, Lichfield

Featuring Tommaso Starace – s izzling hot jazz, mixed in with some cool, funky originals, featuring one of the finest Italian Alto Saxophonists!

Blues & Jazz Service
Sunday 12th June 2022, 10.30am
Wade Street Church

An annual feature of the festival, featuring a great band of local musicians, this is a blues and jazz themed Sunday morning service like no other. 

Walsall Jazz Orchestra
Sunday 12th June 2022, 2.00pm
Cathedral Hotel, Lichfield

Needing little introduction in these parts, WJO play jazz, funk and fusion, mixing great standards with contemporary big band originals.  

New Vintage Jazz Lunch at McKenzies

Let New Vintage add jazz gravy to your Sunday Roast! Background music that won’t get in your way! Book your table at McKenzies with live music from New Vintage performing between 12.15pm and 3.15pm. 

Thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors, our festival team and most importantly our valued customers.

Special thanks to long standing Blues & Jazz Festival supporters Jerry Sykes and Mathew Pretty.