UPDATE 20th August – due to the forecast heavy rain over the weekend, we have moved the planned music indoors at the Kings Head on Bird Street. Come in and enjoy great music from midday! 

12.00pm Kings Head

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 Kings Head

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 Kings Head

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 Kings Head

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).