Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival 2022: date and tickets to West Midlands festival

The festival returns to the West Midlands summer calender again this year
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The Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival returns to the West Midlands for its 38th edition.

Taking place across the region, the festival has a huge range of jazz and blues performances.

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Ahead of the 2022 festival, here’s what you can expect in terms of performances, talks, and workshops and the days when the festival will take place.

When is the Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival 2022?

Taking place across 10 days, the 2022 festival is set to be huge. Things kick off on 15 July and wrap up on 24 July.

What is the lineup for the 2022 festival?

Jazz will be on the menu across large parts of the West Midlands this summerJazz will be on the menu across large parts of the West Midlands this summer
Jazz will be on the menu across large parts of the West Midlands this summer

As you can imagine with a 10 day festival, there are a large number of acts performing right across the West Midlands region.

The best and easiest way to read who is performing at the festival, where their set will take place, and whether or not you need to pay an admission fee is through the official website of the festival.

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The festival website has a calendar for each and every event, from the very first performance on 15 July which is the Simon Spillett Quartet at the Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery to the final performance on 24 July which is due to be The Shufflepack at the Velvet Music Rooms.

For the full line-up, head over to the official festival website.

Where is the festival taking place

The 2022 festival is taking place across a huge 87 venues around the West Midlands.

These venues range everywhere from bars to shopping centres, parks to libraries and trains to trams.

When can I listen to jazz music on trams?

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Birmingham trams are to become one of the newest venues for jazz music at this year’s festival.

If you catch a tram during certain times, you’ll be greeted with the sound of jazz for the duration of your journey.

A festival spokesperson said: “Birmingham trams network is the latest transport system to be incorporated into the Festival.

“Three times during Festival time the music hits the tram: 8.00- 10 pm on the opening day (15), 7-9pm on 20 July, and 1-3pm on 23 July.

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“Step on the tram at those times and you might have a little jazz or blues to enhance your journey.”

Can I volunteer for the festival?

Volunteers are wanted by the festival to help complete a wide range of roles.

The spokesperson added: “The volunteer army whose efforts enable the event to function properly.

“Volunteer for us and be part of a team that ensures the Festival runs smoothly. You’ll meet other like minded volunteers and musicians, get 30 per cent off food at the Velvet Music Rooms on Broad Street (the Festival Information Point) and receive your special Festival t-shirt- ‘and, of course, you get to hear loads of great music

“We are looking for:

• Drivers

• Technical staff

• Distribution

• Site co-ordination

“If you are interested in helping out, call Sarah on 0121 454 7020 or email [email protected]

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