We run most of our gigs at 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter with occasional visits to other venues including The Blue Orange Theatre, Coffee Tales, Saint Kitchen and UCB McIntyre Building.

1000 Trades

1000 Trades is a fantastic bar and kitchen with real ale and good food. It is based in a redeveloped traditional Jewellery Quarter manufacturing building with an urban style. Musicians and audiences alike love the intimate atmosphere and good acoustic in the club room.

Eat and Listen

At the 1000 Trades good food and drink is available before and during all Birmingham Jazz gigs and Club Nights.


What people say about Birmingham Jazz!

Asaf Sirkis the drummer and percussionist says:

“Always great to play at Birmingham Jazz. As a musician, its wonderful to be treated with respect. It must be one of the best venues in the country for original new music.”

Asaf Sirkis

And Peter Bacon says:

“To hear a wide range of some of this country’s finest jazz musicians up close in a friendly atmosphere, with excellent beer and the option of a good meal, Birmingham Jazz is hard to beat.”

Peter Bacon

And a fan who attended both the 2016 and 2017 Legends Festivals wrote to the Birmingham Evening Mail:

“It is very fashionable to think the best music happens in the big venues, with mega stars and big entrance charges. Well can I take this opportunity of reminding everyone in Birmingham that this is not necessarily so. And the reason I give is the Jazz Legends Festival which has just finished in the Jewellery Quarter (and which I came up from London to attend.) Oh yes in London we have the Royal Albert and the Royal Festival Halls, but what chance there of shaking hands with Alec Dankworth, or chatting with any one of  fifty or so musicians, face to face, and them liking every minute of it. The Red Lion in Warstone Lane is cozy, to say the least, and its just how we imagine legendary clubs first started out. How the Harp (yes, harp) got up those stairs I can’t imagine. Three days of jazz, it was pure bliss and worth the two hour journey. Keep a look out for more Birmingham Jazz events – they are quality, they are value for money, and overwhelmingly friendly. And they belong to Birmingham!”

Robert Rush


Birmingham Jazz is a voluntary organisation and has no employees and is run by volunteers who are all Jazz enthusiasts living locally. We operate a full membership scheme for anyone interested in encouraging Jazz in the area. Membership has an annual fee of £35 (2016-7) payable at any time and is renewable on the 1st September each year.

Becoming a Member of Birmingham Jazz is easy and gives you three benefits:
1.      Concession on ticket prices at gigs for National Bands and free entry for Club Nights
2.      Full voting rights at the Annual Meeting – including the right to be nominated as a Director of the organisation (we are a Charity & not-for-profit company).
3.      Making a small but significant contribution to sustainable Jazz in Birmingham.
4. 10% discount on drinks at 1000 Trades

The Board has nine Directors at the moment with a third subject to re-election each year.

Volunteers are welcome to help and we are always looking for sponsors and help with resources.  If you are interested in any aspect of our work get in touch.

Link to become a member: 

Join online here

The link above goes to our Ticket Sellers online booking system.

Additional Details

  • Do you have a house drum kit?:Yes
  • Are you able to offer or help with sourcing local accomodation for touring artists?:Yes
  • Is an inclusive hot meal available for touring artists?:No
  • Is there a PA system at your venue?:Yes
  • Do you have a piano at the venue?:Yes
  • What loading access and parking is available at the venue?:On street free parking after 6pm
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  • When do you decide on your programme / how far ahead do you book?:Up to 12 months
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