JAZZ FESTIVAL RETURNS
The Cube is proud to be a part of the 33rd Birmingham Jazz Festival for a second year. The festival, taking place between July 20th and July 29th, will celebrate jazz through 233 performances, across 114 venues, which this year includes the expansion to Sandwell.
Throughout the nine days, The Cube will host four lunchtime performances of varying styles, with musicians from all over the world. The performances are all to take place at 12pm within the atrium of The Cube on Level 5 and include artists such as Digby Fairweather.
Kicking off the show at The Cube will be Suzi Woods on Friday 20th July, when she’ll be bringing her renowned 50’s Hollywood style to the stage. Suzi’s repertoire draws from American songbook and movie musicals, as well as modern day classics. Having performed with the likes of Jools Holland, Elton John and for the Beckham’s, Suzi knows how to put on a show.
The Duved Dunayevsky Quartet follows on Tuesday 24th July, channelling the sounds of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club. Formed by Israeli guitarist Duved Dunayevsky, the quartet includes Australian bassist Leigh Barker, Oxford-born violinist Joanna Gardner and Vermonter Nick Sansome on rhythm guitar.
On Wednesday 25th July, Canadian-group The Shuffle Demons bring an electrical musical fusion of Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys to a genre-bending, visually entertaining performance. The five-piece, formed by Juno Award Winner Richard Underhill, Ryan Oliver, Mike Murley, George Koller and Stich Wynston, provides a mixture of wild-romps, danceable funk and killer solos.
Completing the lineup on Friday 27th July is renowned Jazz writer and broadcaster, Digby Fairweather. A festival favourite and founder of the National Jazz Archive, Fairweather is to perform as part of a quartet – guaranteed to go down a treat.
We hope to see you there for a for a festival full of music, culture and celebration, sure to brighten up your day.
To see the full schedule, visit the Birmingham Jazz Festival website.
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