Birmingham and Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival

Running since 1985, Birmingham and Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival is England’s longest-established jazz and blues festival and one of Europe’s biggest free jazz parties.

The festival presents more than 150 performances alongside workshops, talks, exhibitions and masterclasses, and almost all of it is free to attend. Performances take place in shopping centres, streets and squares, bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels, art galleries, markets, libraries, parks, railway stations, canal boats, and sometimes even on buses and trains!