Silvershine Jazz Club

558 Bearwood Road (corner of Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT - 9pm (doors 8.30)


Welcome to the Silvershine Jazz Club website. We hope you like it...


                                                         the Silvershine Jazz Club we aim to bring you some of the best Jazz from the West Midlands, the UK and overseas, whilst also using our Jazz nights to bring on new talent from in and around the area. In so doing we hope to maintain the ethos and the standards set by Andy Hamilton MBE, the man who first brought Jazz to Bearwood Corks Club.

27th Nov The Blue Notes Jam Night £4(£3 concs)
with The Blue Notes
£8(£7 concs)
11th Dec RICHARD HUGHES QUARTET £5(£4 concs)
with The Blue Notes
Special Guest (TBA)
£5(£4 concs)
1st Jan THE BLUE NOTES New Year’s Jam FREE
Janice Williamson (ex-Black Voices - vocs)
£4(£3 concs)
15th Jan Shaine Dorsey Band £5(£4 concs)
22nd Jan THE BLUE NOTES £4(£3 concs)
(Live Recording)
£5(£4 concs)

*Priority FREE TICKETS for the New Year’s Jam on New Year’s Day will be made available during gigs, starting with The Blue Notes gig on 27th November, as a way of saying thankyou to all our supporters.

Jam Night - 27th November -

The Blue Notes

We will have a wonderful Blue Notes line up for you this week with the return of Ray Brown on double bass and a guest slot for Ian Palmer who played so brilliantly with Bryan Corbett and Levi French last Thursday.The band will be fronted by the magnificent Vic Evans on vocals and Dutch Lewis blowing some hot licks on just about anything that has a reed in it!

The rest of the line up will be Tim Amann on piano and Paul Foad on guitar (not bad, eh!).


For those not in the know Ray Brown is a long time Blue Note who played on Andy Hamilton’s classic Silvershine album, whilst Ian Palmer, as nephew to Carl Palmer and Steve Palmer, was born into drumming royalty and has the skill to match.


...and of course, with it being a Jam Night, you never know who else might turn up.


  Bobby Wellins
The Blue Notes - 4th Dec


On the 19th Bobby Wellins, one of Britains greatest ever Jazz musicians, will be joining the Blue Notes for our Christmas Party. Bobby Wellins is an icon of modern jazz. He collaborated on Stan Tracey's "Under Milk Wood", one of the biggest selling UK jazz albums ever. In the eighties he re-established himself as one of the finest melodic saxophonists in the world, leading the Charlie Watts Big Band.


“A gentle sound and a unique approach.”


Bobby was always one of the musicians that Andy Hamilton loved to bring to the Corks, so it is wonderful news that he is retuning to play with The Blue Notes.


 Charles’s Close Shave - FOR CHARITY!
- 9th October -

Charles who you will often see on the door has had his head shaved to raise money for Cancer Research. You can see the video below and, if you wish to donate, you can give at

Kansas Smitty's

Kansas Smitty's
Remember Kansas Smitty’s and the two fabulous gigs they played at the Silvershine Jazz Club. We hope to get them back as soon as we can, but in the meantime we have a single they cut recently on sale for £5. It’s two fabulous tracks of stunningly crazy Jazz, so if you’re like me and you like your vinyl then you’ll love this!


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Silvershine Club poster

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It's A3, but you can scale to fit for an A4 printer, and it will look fabulous anywhere. You can hang it on your wall or pin it up somewhere that it's likely to be seen and spread the word.


We have also created a downloadable version with a text box where you can write in details of specific events at the club (Perfect for performers promoting their own gigs).

Poster with text box

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