Down in black and white

More quality jazz this week.

Birmingham Jazz continues its mission to inform and entertain with another interesting event on Friday 22nd May, when Alicia Gardener-Trejo’s Images in Black & White play at the Red Lion in the Jewellery Quarter.

Formed in 2014, this unusual five-piece line up explores the sounds and textures of a drum-less ensemble. Saxophonist Alicia was inspired by a wealth of family photos, spanning several decades, leading to her composing a ‘mini-suite’. It is as a homage to the characters and events of her formative years and will be performed in its entirety at this gig.

The band members met whilst studying at Birmingham Conservatoire, on the Jazz Course, and have played together in various different combinations since graduating; as well as leading projects of their own. In addition to Images in Black & White, Alicia currently runs a 12-piece ensemble that is taking their latest project Sybil to venues across the UK this year. She has played alongside Norma Winstone and Gary Smulyan as well as holding the baritone chair in the Conservatoire Jazz Orchestra. She has also composed for the Dunnett/Baxter Big Band and for the newly formed Birmingham Jazz Orchestra.

The Red Lion UAB
Warstone Lane
B18 6NG

Admission £5
Members Free
Students £3