The Birmingham Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival will now be able to press ahead in organising its July 2021 edition after being awarded £25,033 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).

Funding will enable the Festival to continue programming artists for what will be the 37th edition of this internationally-known event from the 16th to 25th July this year.

Originally the Birmingham Jazz Festival, the event was founded in 1985 since which time it has provided 10 days of quality jazz  - with over 200 performances every July.

In addition to highlighting the talents of local and nationally known musicians, the festival has previously hosted the likes of Miles Davis and the Count Basie Orchestra. It has also been successful in discovering young talent from Europe and introducing bands and musicians to the British public. As a Festival of largely free events in a wide variety of settings, many informal, it has a unique reputation for involving the community.

To keep up-to-date with what's happening at this year's event, visit: birminghamjazzfestival.com