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JQ Jazz Legends Festival Gallery

Images from the 2015 JQ Jazz Legends Festival, held in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, and presented by Birmingham Jazz. All photographs copyright John Watson/jazzcamera.co.uk

 

Above and below: Tony Kofi, who performed on alto and tenor saxophones with Mingus Profiles and the Kofi-Barnes Aggregation

Above and below, Henry Lowther, who curated the festival and played with his group Still Waters, gave a talk on Miles Davis, and apeared as a guest with other bands throughout the festival. 

Simon Spillett, who led an all-star group performing repertoire associated with Miles Davis.

Alan Barnes soloing with the Kofi-Barnes Aggregation

Bryan Corbett soloing with his group Corbett and Co.

Chris Bowden with Bryan Corbett and Co.

Above and below: Dave Green, who played at the festival with bands including Mingus Profiles, Simon Spillett's Classic Miles, Henry Lowther's Still Waters and the Kofi-Barnes Aggregation

Above and below: Chris Biscoe, who played with Mingus Profiles and in a tribute to Cannonball Addlerley

Trevor Tomkins soloing with Simon Spillett's Classic Miles

Above and below: John Critchinson, who played with Simon Spillett's Classic Miles

Luke Flowers with Corbett and Co.

Above and below: Neil Yates, soloing in a tribute to the music of Cannonball Adderley