Jazz Venues.


Top spot is reserved for the Birmingham Town Hall (at right, above), for, in effect,
the Birth of Traditional Jazz in Brum took place there, on 13th December 1946.
(More on this in the Ephemera section.)


Below is an an alphabetical list of some Birmingham-area venues which hosted
regular traditional jazz sessions from the 1950s to the present.
There are photos, after the list below, of those in red.



Adam & Eve, Bradford Street
Barrel, Summer Lane
Barrel Organ, Digbeth
Bartons Arms, Aston
Birmingham Arms, Bradford Street
Bournbrook, Bristol Road, Selly Oak
Bournville Social Club, Mary Vale Road, Bournville
British Oak, Pershore Road, Stirchley
Bull & Bladder, Brierley Hill (a.k.a.The Vine)
Cambridge Inn, Cambridge Street.
College of Advanced Technology, Gosta Green (Now part of Aston University)
Country Girl, Raddlebarn Road.
Crest Hotel, Birmingham Road, Walsall
Crown, Broad Street
Crown, Station Street
Crown, Codsall
Digbeth Institute, Digbeth High Street
“Digbeth & Milk Street”, Digbeth
Dogpool, Pershore Road, Stirchley
Drovers’ Arms, Bradford Street
King Edward VII, Gosta Green
Ex-captives Club, Hill Street
Fiddle & Bone, Sheepcote Street
French Hen, Clent
Giffards Arms, Wolverhampton
Golden Cross, Aston Cross
Golden Eagle, Hill Street
Greyhound, Bath Row
Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
Hen & Chickens, Wolverhampton Road, Langley
Imperial Hotel, Temple Street
Ivy Bush, Hagley Road
James Brindley, Bridge Street
Junction, Harborne
Malt House, Cambridge Street
Mason’s Arms, Solihull
Metro Club, Livery Street
Old Crown, Digbeth
Old Silhillians Rugby Club, Warwick Road, Solihull
Old Stone Cross, Dale End
Opposite Lock Club, Gas Street
Pelican, Barr Street, Hockley
Perry Hill Tavern, Oldbury
Prince of Wales, Cambridge Street
Red Lion, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath
Salutation, Snow Hill
Selly Park Tavern, Pershore Road
Shakespeare, Summer Row
Solihull British Legion, Union Road
Strathallan Hotel, Hagley Road
Sydenham, Small Heath
Trumpet, High Street, Bilston
The Vine, Brierley Hill (a.k.a. The Bull & Bladder’)
Warwick Castle, Gosta Green
Waterworks Club, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston
Wheatsheaf, Birmingham Street, Walsall
White Horse Cellars, Constitution Hill
Yenton, Sutton Road, Erdington
The Adam & Eve, Bradford Street.

The Barrel, Summer Lane. (Photo. Spud Spedding).

Bartons Arms, Aston.

Birmingham Arms – Bradford st & Moat Row. (Photo. Spud Spedding).

The Bournbrook. Bristol Road, Selly Oak.

Bourneville Social Club. Mary Vale Road, Bournville.

British Oak. Pershore Road, Stirchley.

The Vine, Brierley Hill (a.k.a. The Bull & Bladder), with Phil Bennett in front.
(Photo. Nick Ward.)

Cambridge Inn, Cambridge Street. (Photo Lord Richard Ekins.)

College of Advanced Technology – now part of Aston University.

The Country Girl, Raddlebarn Road.

Formerly The Crest Hotel. Birmingham Road, Walsall.

The Crown, Broad Street.

The Crown, Station Street.

The Crown, Codsall.

Digbeth Institute. Digbeth High Street.

“Digbeth and Milk Street” – Ray Foxley composition on Tempo, 1949.

Thanks to Nigel Carr for providing it.

The Dogpool. Pershore Road, Stirchley.

Drovers’ Arms, Bradford Street. (Photo Spud Spedding).

The Fiddle & Bone. Sheepcote Street.

The French Hen. Clent.

The Golden Cross. Aston Cross.

The Greyhound. Bath Row.

The Hare & Hounds. Kings Heath.

The Hen & Chickens. Wolverhampton Road, Langley.

The Imperial Hotel. Temple Street.

The Ivy Bush. Hagley Road, Edgbaston.

The James Brindley. Bridge Street & Gas Street Basin.

The Junction. Harborne.

The King Edward VII. Gosta Green.

The Masons’ Arms. Solihull.

The Old Crown. Digbeth.

The Pelican. Barr Street, Hockley.
(Photo Spud Spedding.)

The Perry JHill Tavern. Oldbury.

The Prince of Wales. Cambridge Street.

The Red Lion. Vicarage Road, Kings Heath.

The Salutation. Bottom of Snow Hill, (Photo Spud Spedding.)

Part of The Salutation, looking up Snow Hill.

The Selly Park Tavern. Pershore Road.

The Shakespeare. Summer Row.

The Strathallan Hotel. Hagley Road, Edgbaston.

The Sydenham. Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath.

The Trumpet. Bilston.

The White Horse Cellars. Constitution Hill.

The Yenton. Sutton Road, Erdington.


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