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Time to chill out after finishing the College year, and the Jazz festival was starting up.
One regular venue was the Mall in Sutton Coldfield. Despite the dreadful - albeit intermittent - rain that kept cropping up, the temperature was always mild and the location under cover, so you could sit and get a coffee while the music played.
So the bands featured in this page include (in order of performance ) :
Greg Abate with the John Patrick Trio
the Arthur Brown Jazz Band
BB Swing (at the Old Contemptibles in Birmingham)
Tad Newton's Jazz Friends
52 Skidoo (in Victoria Square, Birmingham)
Tipitina (at the Station, Sutton Coldfield).