Relax, enjoy a drink, snack or meal at one of the many cafes, restaurants and pubs in this vibrant area whilst listening to some excellent local bands strutting their stuff for FREE!
12.00pm Bird Street
Tom Morgan Duo – FREE
Tom Morgan (guitar/keyboards) and Brad White (drums) return to LJBF to perform their unique blend of jazz and popular music. Inspired by the the sounds of Bob James and George Benson this dynamic duo create fresh and eclectic interpretations of some familiar tunes.
1.15pm Bird Street
Vintage Rhythms Collective – FREE
Vintage Rhythms Collective is a group made up of local enthusiasts. Its members come from a variety of musical backgrounds – rock, blues, folk – but are united in their love of the instrumental jazz of the last hundred years. Expect interpretations of evergreen songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz classics made famous by Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, blues tunes and even some more recent popular songs given a jazz twist.
VRC comprises Richard Sewell (alto saxophone, flute), Peter Bacon (tenor saxophone, percussion), Malcolm Smart (guitar), Pete Johnson (keyboard), Bill Maynard (bass, guitar) and Roger Reading (bass, percussion) plus occasional guest drummer.
Most of the members of the band met thanks to Nick Dewhurst and the Lichfield Arts community big band, Blast Off.
2.30pm Bird Street
Richard Heath & Stuart Johnson – FREE
Stewart Johnson and Richard Heath have been playing together for 25 years. Between them this exciting duo have played many festivals in the UK, Europe and the USA. We are excited to welcome Steve and Richard to the Lichfield Arts Blues & Jazz Festival.
4.00pm Bird Street
Tom Hill Trio – FREE
This great trio is led by Midlands bassist and vocalist Tom Hill, taking its cue from the blues but also drawing on jazz, rock, country, gospel and pop. Also includes Phil Bond (keyboards, vocals) and Pete Harris (guitar, vocals).