EVERY THURSDAY AT BEARWOOD CORKS 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...
...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.
JUNIOR BLUE NOTES
STEVE AJAO’s Blues Giants
ROY FORBES & Friends
Bryan Corbett & Levi French’s
The Blue Notes Jam Night
BOBBY WELLINS with The Blue Notes
Junior Blue Notes - 30th October
Junior Blue Notes with Dutch Lewis at Lightwood's Park
Featuring the siblings of seasoned Blue Notes alongside other young musicians who have jammed/performed with Blue Notes Senior or Junior, The Junior Blue Notes will be playing their third gig at the Silvershine Club.
Youngsters so far committed to the gig include:
Sophie Hamilton-Foad on Vocals
Aiden Amann on Drums
Jonny Browning on Bass
Megan Forster on Flute
Millie and Mae Bennett on Horns
Gabriel Amann on Trumpet
Louis Hamilton-Foad on Drums
The line up will be bolstered by experienced pros Tim Amann on Keys and Paul Foad on Guitar.
We will be expecting more names to be added to the list between now and Thursday evening and we’ll try to put them up on the site and Bearwood Jazz Facebook as we get them, but be prepared for some surprises on the night. You will be getting a little snippet of the future sound of Jazz.
Steve Ajao’s Blues Giants - 6th November
Although he is more familiar to Silvershine audiences as a fabulous Bebop saxophononist, Steve Ajao has been steeped in the Blues and Jazz all his life. As a Blues guitarist Steve Ajao, with his Blues Giants (Mike Hatton Bass, and former Au Pairs drummer Pete ‘Washboard’ Hammond), has been amazing audiences for nearly 30 years. Steve is regarded by many as one of the hottest Blues guitarists in the UK, and, Although relatively ‘undiscovered’, in the 1980’s Blues legend Alexis Korner saw a big future for Steve and was ready to help promote his career before his untimely death in 1984.
Although all three of the band have played at the club in different combos we have been hoping to get them down here as the Blues Giants for some time. Now at last it’s really happening!
Reuben has also been nominated in the Rising Star category for the 2014 British Jazz Awards. Click on this link to vote for Reuben and for all your other favourite Jazz musicians in their respective categories.You have till this Friday, 31st October, to vote!
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 justgiving.com/Charles-Weston
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!
...and download our stunning new poster. 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.