When it comes to enjoying jazz music and relaxing with a glass or two of one’s favorite drink, jazz bars would probably the best place to be. During the era of Swing music, these music bars were often found in restaurants and establishments with wide spaces meant for crowds of people dancing to the music. Initially created for the enjoyment and development of jazz music, jazz bars can be found all over the world.
In Birmingham, England, there are a variety of jazz bars that you can visit for a drink and listen to local, amateur, and famous jazz musicians.
The Blue Piano
Birmingham’s Edgbaston is home to several medieval buildings. Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings can find as well the real-life inspirations of some of the buildings in the series in the area. In addition, the affluent suburban area of Edgbaston in Birmingham is also the location of a guesthouse and independently-run restaurant called The Blue Piano. Jazz music lovers can enjoy a South-African cuisine for dinner and various performances from jazz and blues artists.
The Jam House
St. Paul’s Square in Birmingham is the home of the Jewellery Quarter. In this industrial hub, there are shops, museums, and a trade center. The area is also the location of The Jam House a famous jazz bar, where some of the most well-known names in the music genre are expected to play when they come to town. The bar is located inside a three-story Georgian building where guests can have a night of listening to music, dancing, and dining.
The Spotted Dog
Within Central Birmingham’s Bohemian district of Digbeth, site of the Gigbeth music festival and electronic music turf, is The Spotted Dog jazz bar. Located a short distance away from famed tourist attraction The Old Crown, known as the oldest non-religious building in the area. The Spotted Dog is a venue for regular jazz events. Known as the areas most frequented bars in the French Quarter, the jazz bar also features traditional folk and blues music.
Pizza Express Live
Lovers of pizza and jazz music can have both when they visit Birmingham. Pizza Express Live is a jazz bar conveniently located above the owners’ restaurant in Brindleyplace at the Water’s Edge on Broad Street. Guests and tourists can catch world-famous blues and jazz artists’ while enjoying a platter of their favorite pizza.
Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery
Another mainstream jazz bar in the industrial Jewellery Quarter is the Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery. Tourists can come to enjoy jazz music nights every Friday at 7 p.m. The jazz music is more enjoyable with Ana Rocha’s signature Spanish food with a side of cocktails, wines, and tapas. While waiting for the night’s events to begin, guests can also view the art exhibit in the restaurant’s gallery.
RJJZ Jazz Café Bar
Livery Street is known as the longest street in Birmingham. Within this avenue just a little ways from the Snow Hill Station is a bar and café that you should definitely visit if you are a fan of jazz music. Experience the best of jazz accompanied by delicious food and a steady supply of drinks in this American-themed bar. They are the only known supplier of the Palmetto White Lightning Moonshine that was previously banned in the United Kingdom for having an astounding 52% alcohol content.