Silvershine Jazz Club

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


At 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.

19th October
Blue Notes Jam Night
£5(£4 concs)
26th October
Tom Ollendorf Quartet
£6(£5 concs)

Tom Ollendorf Quartet
•     26th October    •



Brilliant guitarist Tom Ollendorff brings his London based band to Bearwood and brings a horn player with him for the first time. Expect some wonderful music from some award winning players.

The line up is:


  • Tom Ollendorff: Guitar
    Tom Ollendorf is a seriously good guitarist. A graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff he was awarded the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship for 2015. Now based in London he is working with some of the best young Jazzers around.

  • Marc Michel: Drums
    Award winning drummer who came through the French Conservatories and has gone on to record and tour the world with the EYM Trio.

  • Tom Barford: Sax
    Royal Academician and Winner of the Kenny Wheeler Prize 2017
    'A future star of the UK jazz scene' - Jazzwise Magazine -

  • Mark Trounson: Bass
    Another graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music, Mark is an emerging presence on the UK jazz scene. He also sings alto and tenor with Leicester Cathedral Choir on a regular basis.

If you love Jazz this is a must see gig!

Farewell    Captain

Derek Wilson

Bearwood Jazz are saddened to announce the passing of Derek Wilson, better known to those at the club as Captain. Captain was a massive support to Andy Hamilton in his later years, running the PA at the Cork’s Club as well as at other gigs including The Drum, the Symphony Hall and the Trumpet in Bilston. He would make sure there was a Blue Notes band in place for Andy’s gigs, ferry Andy about and so much more. He also played guitar and can be seen here jamming with The Blue Notes at one of Andy’s Sunday lunchtime gigs at The Drum.

After Andy’s death Captain moved into caring work, both privately and in the voluntary sector. He will be greatly missed.

Captain died on 3rd October. The Funeral is on Thursday 26th October and the itierary is:

  • The Service is at 12pm at City Road Baptist Church, Edgbaston B16 0NE.
  • The Committal is at 2.30pm at Hodge Hill Cemetary & Crematorium, Weoly Park Rd, Selly Oak B29 5AA.
  • The Reception will follow at the Cap Centre, Windmill Lane,Smethwick B66 3LX


Derek’s wish was for no flowers. Donations can be made to his favourite charities on the day.


a photograph by Paul Hassell

Surfing the internet I came across this wonderful photograph ov Vic Evans, the Blue Notes vocalist. It's a truly wonderful shot that truly captures the Vic we know and love, and looks more like a photo-realist drawing than a photograph - A work of art!

The photographer, Paul Hassell, emailed us the photograph, kindly giving us permission to upload it to our website. You can see more of Paul’s work on his site at


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