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The Birchfield Jazz Festival is a celebratory weekend of free live music based at the popular Holy Trinity Church on Birchfield Road Birmingham in the month of July. Following a successful launch in 2017, the festival returns in 2018, and hopes to become a permanent fixture for many years to come. Founded by acclaimed and award-winning musicians Lekan Babalola and Kate Luxmoore through the Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust, this jazz inspired weekend aims to showcase Birmingham based musicians and the diversity they represent as well as celebrating their musical roots and influences taken from Jazz. As professional musicians themselves who have worked across many genres of music, with Lekan receiving two Grammy Awards for his work with Jazz Diva Cassandra Wilson and Blues Legend Ali Farka Toure, both Kate and Lekan want the festival to champion Jazz in it’s broadest sense and encourage access to its different styles and genres.


The talented duo also want to showcase local talent and help to nurture the next generation, which they have begun to do through their programme of holiday arts activities for young people in Birchfield in association with the Birchfield Big Local. 2018 will also see the incarnation of the Birchfield Jazz Festival Ensemble which will provide an opportunity for young musicians in the city of Birmingham to learn the intricacies of Jazz and its various genres, culminating in a performance at the festival itself. This aims to give young musicians a unique chance to work with seasoned artists from a variety of musically diverse backgrounds. The Birchfield Jazz Festival is passionate about educating and encouraging people to listen to live Jazz, by bringing the beauty of this type of music to the doorstep or the local community.


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