In their history, The Walsall Jazz Orchestra have become one of the leading Big Bands in the local area, taking in some of the most talented musicians, and producing concerts that blend advanced music making skills with an audience friendly style. With a sound that blended pin sharp brass, orchestral flourishes, and a dynamic rock …

Review and photography by Ben Macnair With a career playing in a number of genres, with some seriously heavyweight musicians, the leading jazz and experimental saxophonist and flute player Theo Travis led his talented ensemble through a set of original music, and choice covers when he played at Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival. With sterling …

Review and photography by Ben Macnair The jazz rock fusion band Imperial Strut played to an appreciative audience when they appeared at Lichfield’s Cathedral Hotel as part of Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival. The band, led by drummer Dave Tandy, fresh from recording at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studio played a set of exciting …

Roy Wood & Councilor David Smith become patrons of Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival

Internationally renowned musician and songwriter Roy Wood has joined Lichfield Councillor David Smith in accepting an invitation from Lichfield Arts to become Patrons of this year’s Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival which takes place in and around this historic city June 2nd – 4th.

Lichfield Winter Beer Festival proves popular

The Lichfield Arts Winter Beer festival returned to The Guildhall again this weekend (27th – 28th January) and proved to once again be a great success.

Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 in pictures

Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 was heralded a great success and local photographer Matt Whittock was on hand over the festival weekend to capture the atmosphere with some great shots.

Concert Review - Lichfield L2F Opening Night

Lichfield Arts Review L2F 2015 Opening Night – DragonHead/Mitre’s Well/The Exmouth Shanty Men Lichfield’s third L2F festival of folk was started by two well known local groups, and a headliner that had travelled much further. The grandeur of the Guildhall was turned into an intimate folk club, as the three different acts played songs from …

Fuse 2016 - Meet the team

If you’re interested in meeting some of the Fuse team, offering comment or signing up as a volunteer come and say hello on Saturday, we can’t wait to meet you! Location to be confirmed very shortly – Hope to see you there.

'I See Jazz!' community outreach project

‘I See Jazz!’ is an art project which has taken designs from 250 schoolchildren from Lichfield, Cannock, Rugeley and Burntwood which will be suspended above the audience at the Blues and Jazz Festival in June.

Easter Caskaid Festival

If you are looking for something different to do in Lichfield this Easter then go along to the Easter Cask-Aid Festival to be held at the Bowling Green Lichfield over Easter from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April.

Besides the normal excellent food the festival will feature up to 25 Real Ales and Ciders from all parts of the country over the weekend plus live music each day.