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Live modern and mainstream jazz with top artistes every month at this historic Stourbridge venue


Presented by Devon Harrison


Jazz at the Bonded Warehouse Programme



Friday July 14th 2023 7.45  -  Edgar Macias Latin Jazz Quintet

Back by huge popular demand, the superb Venezuelan pianist Edgar Macias returns to bring the curtain down on the season with a heady mix of classics from, Buena Vista Social, Ray Baretto, Joe Cuba, Chick Corea and Joăo Bosco.

A combination of sheer ability and the allure of Latin Jazz have established pianist Edgar Macías as an indispensable part of the Birmingham jazz scene. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Edgar is classically trained, and has performed jazz, classical, salsa and pop music. Among his credits is the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Aldemaro Romero.

Since arriving in the Midlands he has performed with many leading lights of the international jazz scene, including Andy Hamilton, Sonny Bradshaw, Jean Toussaint, Scott Hamilton, Wynton Marsalis and Don Weller. His own Latin Jazz Quintet combines different styles, from mainstream jazz to funk, all with a Latin flavour. Featuring Chris Bowden on alto saxophone, Tom Clarke-Hill on bass, Miles Levin on drums, and Richard Sealey on Percussion.

Friday September 8th 2023 7.45  -  James Owston Trio - Featuring Trish Clowes

Since graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2019, bassist James Owston has fast become a well-known face on the UK jazz scene. As well as being a prominent sideman, notably playing and recording with Clark Tracey, Paul Dunmall, Neil Yates, Xhosa Cole, Alex Clarke, and many more, James leads his own band - the James Owston Trio - and has written music for a range of ensembles. He was a finalist in the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician award. Over the course of his latest project, 'Songs from an Imaginary Childhood', James has been working closely with saxophonist and mentor Trish Clowes, through the Jazz Central Mentoring Programme for Jazz Midlands.

'Songs from an Imaginary Childhood' explores hazy childhood memories. The concept arose while James was talking to his family about a recurring nightmare from his childhood, which he was surprised to learn he had never told them about. Over the course of the project James has been working closely with saxophonist and mentor Trish Clowes, who appears through the Jazz Central Mentoring Programme for Jazz Midlands.

With James Owston on bass, Trish Clowes on saxophones, and Matt Holmes on drums.

Friday October 13th 2023 7.45  -  Dean Masser Quartet: Dexter at 100 - A Salute to Dexter Gordon

The hard-swinging Dean Masser Quartet play the music of the sophisticated giant of jazz Dexter Gordon, in his centenary year. This jazz icon is credited with transferring Charlie Parker's bebop message to the tenor saxophone.

Based in the UK, Dean first rose to prominence with the Jack Parnell Quartet in the early 1990s, when the the band recorded a live album during a week long stint at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, a venue that Dean has returned to many times since.

Similar to his long-time hero, Dean is a player with a big sound and lyrical style, and he will be revisiting classic Gordon numbers like Cheese Cake and Fried Bananas, plus well-known jazz standards. Dean is well-known to Midland's audiences as a member of the hugely popular 'Jazz Worriers' which he co-leads with trumpeter Neil Yates, with whom he continues to collaborate on a number of projects including Hubbard's Covered, celebrating the music of trumpet legend, Freddie Hubbard.

Join us as Dean on tenor saxophone perform Dexter's original compositions in a reverential and humorous tribute to his musical hero, ably supported by Andrjez Barnes on keyboards, Ed Harrison on double bass and Gaz Hughes on drums.

Friday November 10th 2023 7.45  -  The Tom Morgan Trio, featuring Louis Connor (vocals)

Led by Jazz Guitarist Tom Morgan, the Tom Morgan trio are a new three-piece instrumental group based in the West Midlands, performing upbeat tunes from pioneering guitarists such as George Benson, Larry Carlton and Santana.

The trio aims towards a wider jazz audience and their repertoire includes popular contemporary songs as well as some classic jazz standards and the odd ballad. Louis Connors' smooth and soulful vocals join forces with The Tom Morgan Trio to perform some sophisticated and personal renditions of songs from artists such as Gregory Porter, Marvin Gaye, and John Legend. Expect to hear Soul, Jazz and Groove executed with passion and charisma.

The trio consists of Tom Morgan on guitar, Paul Walker on bass and Brad White on drums.

Friday December 8th 2023 7.45  -  Kim Cypher Band

Back by popular demand, Kim is one of the UK’s most exciting and popular saxophonists, vocalists and composers. She has secured a reputation for top quality, stylish, accessible jazz and musical entertainment, with one of her highlights leading the Sunday Jazz Lunch session in a sell-out debut at Ronnie Scotts.

Drawn to the raw and earthier side of jazz, Kim studied alongside US saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Her style is best described as funky saxophonist meets 1940's jazz singer. Kim performs an eclectic mix of music spanning many genres with a quirky, jazzy twist together with her own original material, all packaged up in a captivating performance and warm stage presence.

The line up includes Kim on sax/vocals, Chris Cobbson on Guitar, Mike Green on Bass, and Mike Cypher on drums.  

Friday January 12th 2024 7.45  -  The Lee Jones Quartet

Guitarist Lee Jones makes a welcome return to these shores and to the Bonded Warehouse with his excellent Wes Montgomery project. A jazz guitarist and composer, Lee combines influences from modern jazz, fusion, blues, avant-garde, and rock styles. He has regularly performed throughout the UK scene and recorded/performed/studied alongside Larry Coryell, Martin Taylor, and Mike Stern.

Since graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Course in 2007, Lee has released seven solo albums with former WEA producer Simon Tittley. In 2019, he completed a PhD in music composition at the University of Salford, Manchester, and he has recently returned from a successful tour of Australia.

Tonight Lee will be bringing together a very special quartet in honour of two of the leading giants of jazz guitar – Wes Montgomery and Barney Kessel, whose centenary falls in 2023. They will be performing a range of diverse repertoire from classic albums including 'Boss Guitar', 'Smokin' at the Halfnote' and 'Jellybeans' with a soulful, blues-inflected passion.

Alongside Lee will be A-listers Tom Clarke-Hill on double bass, Neil Bullock on drums, and Al Gurr on keyboards. This band will be taking it to the limit.  

Friday February 9th 2024 7.45  -  Andy Morton – 'Artefact'

Andy Morton has had a long and varied musical career, not only as an song writer but also as a composer for Channel 4 and 5 TV documentaries, musicals and countless promotional pieces.

He learned guitar from a dance-band player in the 1960's and learnt the chords that tempt jazz practitioners to try their hand at arrangement and improvisation. He has had songs played on Radio2's Jazz Record Requests and currently has a song on the Café Nero jazz playlist. People have compared Andy's baritone to that of Johhny Hartman, and he admits to having been inspired by the wild creativity of Mark Murphy. Yet he would not necessarily describe himself as a jazz singer – more someone who likes to serve up his songs on a bed of jazz.

In his current partnership with pianist/composer Tim Amman and the luminous personnel of the band he hopes to find a home for his songs with jazz audiences. With Andy on vocals, Tim on keyboards, Chris Bowden on saxes, Mike Green on bass and Keith York on drums.

Friday March 8th 2024 7.45  -  Annette Gregory & Friends

Annette Gregory is a jazz singer who is blessed with incredible vocal tones that are rich, smooth and full of soul. She brings her love of jazz, experience, and bags of personality to every performance. All that, plus a great voice with so much warmth and depth and feeling.

Annette grew up in Manchester in a Jamaican family where ska and country music were regularly played. Annette was definitely born to sing! At the age of four, she was put in charge of the record player and would sing along to Jim Reeves' The Old Rugged Cross.

After singing for many years in different bands, it was a chance encounter which led to Annette joining a community jazz band as their principal vocalist which set Annette on the road to becoming a jazz singer. Annette found her true voice after the revelation of hearing the immortal Ella Fitzgerald. Annette was not just inspired by Ella's voice but by the sounds and rhythm of jazz. Her greatest love is for swing and the songs made famous by the likes of Ella, Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone. Her new production - Annette Gregory Sings Ella Fitzgerald - is a new show where Annette celebrates the music of Ella, reflecting on Ella's career from the 1930's, moving through the decades to the 1960's and the various song book albums that gave Ella Fitzgerald the right to be called the 'The first lady of song'.

Friday April 12th 2024 7.45  -  Örjan Hultén's - Orion

This Swedish band is part of the new movement in European Jazz bringing Nordic rhythms and atmospheres to life. Örjan Hultén, one of Sweden's foremost saxophonists and improvisers, is a musical explorer always looking for the next challenge. His critically acclaimed quartet Orion was conceived from Örjan's desire to create something altogether fresh in 2009.

The quartet has recorded four albums including the highly acclaimed 2019 release, 'Minusgrader' (Minusdegrees) inspired by a poem from Swedish poet & pianist Thomas Transtromer - an inspiration also for Jan Garbarek - and the equally acclaimed 2022 release 'Shifting Ground'. In his compositions Örjan moves effortlessly across boundaries and musical genres. Here and there Middle Eastern and Balkan traits can be heard along with traces of Wayne Shorter, or Joni Mitchell in other parts. Örjan Hultén's Orion is featuring four of Sweden's top musicians, each of them a well-known and celebrated musician/bandleader in his own right.

With Orjan Hulten on saxophones, Torbjorn Gulz on piano, Filip Augustson on bass, and Peter Danemo on drums.

Örjan Hultén appears through the kind support of Jazz Midlands & ACE.


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Tickets on the door (unreserved seating) £12.00 adult, £6.00 students/under 16's.


Concerts usually finish just after 10 pm. Access to The Bonded Warehouse is via two short flights of stairs and may not be suitable for those with disabilities. Free parking is available alongside the Bonded Warehouse in Canal Street.

There will be no refreshments served but patrons may bring a moderate amount of refreshments, including alcoholic drinks, for their own consumption during the concert.

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