Everyday Jazz Journeys: Insights into the Contemporary Birmingham jazz scene

Date & Time:

27th June, 18:30


Centrala Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT

Free to attend. Paid bar available.


Everyday Jazz Journeys is a collaborative research project conducted by the ethnomusicologist Dr Pedro Cravinho and professional photographer and designer Brian Homer that illuminates the work and lives of twenty-one jazz artists based in Birmingham, using photography and interviews as a way to reveal their on and off stage everyday lives.

The project highlighted the broad range of activities (some of which are unexpected) carried out by local jazz musicians while developing their artistic careers.

This panel discussion will include musicians Joey Walter, Si Paton, Sam Slater, and others to be confirmed. After the panel discussion, there will be a follow-up Q&A and open debate. Images and quotes from the project will be shown.

This project was based at Birmingham City University’s Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research Jazz Studies Research Cluster, and funded by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media Research Investment Scheme (FRIS 2022-23)