A Summer Evening of Jazz with Sheila Waterfield



Starts: 21/06/2024 7:30 pm Ends: 9:30 pm


  • Friday 21st June

    ★Photo credit: Mr Garry Corbett★

    Friday 21st June…
    ◆The Blue Piano LIVE: A Summer Evening of Jazz with Sheila Waterfield◆

    “A beautifully warm, expressive voice”
    Ron Bailey, Jazz Live

    Sheila Waterfield is a UK based vocalist, composer and band leader with a style that draws upon jazz, blues, soul, folk and Latin influences…

    Check out this sharp line up:
    Sheila Waterfield – Vocals
    Tim Amann – Keys
    Sam Rogers – Sax
    Trevor Lines – Bass
    Our special pal….drum roll please
    Keith York – Drums

    A delicious, musical feast to keep you cool on these warm summer evenings…complemented with exquisite cocktails>>& the wanders of our South-East Asian menu.

    This is a night for you Jazz Lovers!

    During the interval the hat will be passed around to tip the musicians.
    • Music in the garden: 1st set 7.00pm…ish
    • Free entry.
    • Bar/garden/restaurant/dining lounge open from 5pm.
    • Diners please call or email to reserve your table:
    0121 454 6877

    A beautifully warm, expressive voice”
    Ron Bailey, Jazz Live

    Sheila is a UK based vocalist, composer and band leader with a style that draws upon jazz, blues, soul, folk and Latin influences. Working in all musical settings from a piano duo up to a 17 piece Big Band, Sheila can be seen performing at jazz venues, events and festivals throughout the Country and overseas. She regularly guests with many of the UK’s top Big Bands whilst performing with her own band. She is an established name on the UK jazz scene and has performed at
    London’s Jazz Cafe, The Millennium Dome, CBS Arena, Ronnie Scott’s and has been a regular feature at the Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival over several years. She enjoys collaborations and performances with many of the UK’s top musicians. Her latest album ‘Every Sunrise’ released in 2023 is made up of Sheila’s own compositions – the songs tell stories of loss, hope, love, self discovery, gratitude and belief.


    A History graduate of Cambridge, and a full-time teacher of History and
    Politics, Tim is a well-established jazz pianist, composer and band leader in the West Midlands. His Xtet group was first formed in the 1990s to
    perform a range of mainly original material that has won loyal audiences and critical recognition far and wide. With this group he has recorded three albums, toured and recorded in Germany, Switzerland and twice in Russia and Scotland.


    SAM ROGERS ~ Sax
    A powerhouse saxophonist who is also capable of great lyricism, Sam has been entertaining audiences around the world for many years and has lost none of his energy. A dynamic player and a force of nature, you will not want to miss him!

    Described recently in The Jazz Review as “a fine player, at times reminiscent of Coltrane and Getz”, Sam is an experienced and versatile musician. Now a fully professional player, Sam took up the saxophone at the age of nine. Following early experience in the Wolverhampton Young Entertainers and the Wolverhampton Orchestra, performing a range of classical and other styles of music, Sam developed his jazz musicianship in the much respected Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra with whom he rapidly emerged as a key featured soloist. He joined the Walsall Jazz Orchestra at thirteen and since then he has won the prestigious Musicians Union “Best Saxophonist” award in their national big band competition on two separate occasions. In 1998 he was offered a free year’s scholarship to study music at Miami State University following his blistering performance with the Walsall Jazz Orchestra at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

    Sam has performed with several established stars including Victor Mendoza, Olaf Vaz, Andy Sheppard, Bobby Shew, Julian Arguelles, Guy Barker and Arturo Sandoval. He has been much in demand for live performance and recording from a variety of musical directions including funk, soul, salsa and hip-hop. As a result Sam is as comfortable with these styles as he is with jazz.

    At the present time he performs regularly with the Walsall Jazz Orchestra, Svengali (modern jazz big band), Orchestra Huracan (salsa – latin), Goldblade (punk) and Papa Mantra (britpop), Del Camino (salsa – latin) Butcher’s Brew (soulful – latin – funky – jazz) and many more!

    He has twice toured with former Shirley Bassey MD Mike Alexander’s Orchestra accompanying singer Jane McDonald, including appearances on Granada TV.
    Sam has been a member of the Tim Amann Quartet since its inception in 1995 and turns in a storming display on the albums “Xtet” and “The Scarecrows”

    His naturally charismatic live playing makes him a popular and exciting performer and he is capable of attacking flair and flamboyant technique but also of considerable taste and sensitivity in his playing.

    An absolute pleasure to announce this cheeky & extremely talented young chap will be with us this evening.


    KEITH YORK is the very definition of a professional musician, having toured more than 40 countries around the world with numerous acclaimed bands including The Lightning Seeds and The Orb to name but two. He has played thousands of gigs and festivals including Glastonbury, The Montreux Jazz Festival and Coachella. Keith’s TV work includes appearances on Later with Jools Holland and Top of The Pops.