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Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival 2020 Musical Programme

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival takes place over four days from Thursday 28th May to Sunday 31st May in venues throughout Lichfield city centre.

Thursday 28th May 2020 – Cathedral Hotel

Walsall Jazz Orchestra

We open the festival with a dedication to the memory of John Hughes who founded this wonderful big band some forty years ago.

Friday 29th May 2020 – Lichfield Guildhall

Rebecca Downes Band

Get ready for a great night of blues performed by one of the Midlands finest bands.

Saturday 30th May – Lichfield Guildhall

Emma Jonson Band

Since her first appearance at the festival some years ago this, much-in-demand, talented pianist has been wowing audiences across the UK, Europe and beyond.

Georgia van Etten

Australian born Georgia has wowed audiences from Australia to all the major European festivals.

GoodFellas Blues Band

This five-piece Staffordshire band play fiery and guitar based blues from a varied pallete of material by the likes of BB King, Blues Breakers, Gary Moore and Joe Bonamassa plus their own original music.

Saturday 30th May – The Cathedral Hotel

The Brass Monkeys

What’s in a name? This is an eclectic, brassy band whose influences include jazz, blues, reggae, soul and much more.

Roy Sainsbury’s Rhythm Chiefs

This band comprise some of the Midlands finest musicians who play music from the era of Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald to the sounds of the Count Basie Band.

Tommaso Starace Quartet

A great start to a day of excellent jazz with one of Lichfield’s favourite saxophonists bringing his very talented quartet to the festival

Sunday May 31st – Lichfield Guildhall

The Noel McCalla/Derek Nash Band

The Noel McCalla/Derek Nash Band presents Some Kinda Wonderful What better way to finish off the festival than celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder

Apex Jazz & Swing Band

This fine experienced six-piece band led by leader Robin Mason (clarinet/saxes), Jon Stone (trumpet/vocals) Ron Hill (trombone), Nick Wiltshire (keyboard), Bob Boucher (double bass) and Jin Harney (drums)

Ben Holder Band plus Julian Marc Stringle

Ben is one of most exciting and gifted jazz violinists to appear on the Uk scene. He brings along his very talented quartet of Jez Cooke (guitar), Paul Jefferies (double bass) and Nick Milward (drums).

Sunday May 31st – The Cathedral Hotel

Alfi Romeo Band

This popular local band are Simon Phelps (lead guitar), Gary Mackay (guitar/vocals), Terry Hurly (bass) and Nigel Jones (drums).

Robert Jackson

Back again after last year’s performance this excellent finger-picking guitarist with his fine vocals and blues harp, influenced by the likes of Peter Green and Eric Clapton, will simply enthral you.

Blue Void

This talented duo are Derek Bo Ridley (vocals/slide guitar) and Phil Jackson (harmonica/vocals).

Steve Ajao

Steve will be your master of ceremonies for the afternoon and will start off proceedings.

Dennis ‘The Creative Menace’ Rollins & Nick Dewhurst Band

These two very funky musicians first met in 2005 when the Netherstowe School Big Band had a two day workshop with the master trombonist.

Sunday May 31st – Wade Street Church

Wade Street Church FREE Festival Church Service

Wade Street Church FREE Festival Church Service Now very much part of the festival.