After a week of big concerts, it's time to get back into the pubs and bars where jazz provides that most sociable of moods.

First stop is tonight and the spacious and stylish Jam House on St Paul's Square where alto saxophonist Soweto Kinch will be sharing the stage with singer Alice Russell.

Kinch is forging a durable new form of British jazz with a substantial hip-hop catalyst added to the base metal of bebop and even earlier New Orleans styles.

While the anticipation grows for what that crucial second album will sound like, the young Oxford University history graduate, White Foundation International Saxophone Competition winner and Mercury Prize finalist continues to pay his dues in live gigs around his home city.

Alice Russell has a bluesy soul style that should complement the Kinch sound and show the full range of a distinctly British take on urban music.

This is a Jam House production in association with Leftfoot and Birmingham Jazz.

Tickets are available in advance, priced at £10, by calling The Jam House on 0121 200 3030 or by booking online at www.thejamhouse.com , or at £12 on the door. Soweto Kinch is schedule to perform at 8.45pm and Alice Russell at 10.30pm.