The festivals continue with Birmingham in full swing and some very exciting jazz still to come as part of the Lichfield Festival.
To the compact cathedral city first, where Georgie Fame joins the Alan Skidmore Quartet on Thursday evening at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
No Hammond organ this time from the man who knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts all those years ago, but if there is enough clamour I'm sure he'll sing Yeh Yeh one more time.
Skidmore and Fame go back a long way, of course, but it's been more common to find the saxophonist in Fame's band rather than the other way around.
Also of note is that one of the Birmingham Conservatoire jazz course's first students, Aidan O'Donnell, is on double bass in the Skidmore gang.
The big gig for fans of modern British jazz is on Friday, also in the Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
The occasion is the first gig outside London of the Gwilym Simcock Big Band.
Simcock, a pianist and composer of exceptional skill and already making international waves after only a year or three out in the pro-jazz world, has written some new works specially commissioned by the Lichfield Festival.
The band has a stellar line-up, including Iain Ballamy and Julian Siegel on saxophones, John Parricelli on guitar and Martin France on drums.
There are also some French horns to give that classy jazz orchestra feel.
Before that, tonight in fact, Simcock meets a double bass virtuoso 50 years his senior for a late-night musical conversation in the exquisite acoustics of Lichfield Cathedral's Lady Chapel.
More information about all these gigs can be found on the festival's website lichfieldfestival.org and tickets can be booked on 01543 412121 or obtained on the door.
The burning question in Birmingham, meanwhile, is will the city's prettiest little church square be big enough for George?
The legendary Mr Melly, accompanied by the nearly as legendary Mr Fairweather (Digby to his friends, and there are lots of them) is going outdoors.
St Paul's Square is the setting, it's on Friday from 4pm to 7.30pm, and it's absolutely free.
George and sunlight isn't the obvious combination, which makes it even more fun, and should the rain come down (unlikely, accord-ing to Michael Fish or somebody similar), then the Jam House, which is supporting this event along with businesses in the area, will be the alternative venue.
It's all part of the continuing Starbucks Birmingham International Jazz Festival and it's in aid of the charity Birmingham Focus on Blindness.
Expect loud suits and some suggestive lyrics - oh, and warn the boss now. Friday afternoon working is off the agenda.
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