Birmingham's jazz scene continues to flourish and this month there are some great acts coming to the city. So if you are stuck for ideas, here are our top five recommendations.

Jonathan Silk Quintet

Thursday, March 5

This new regular city centre jazz night that fills the gap left by The Yardbird. Presented by Beat City at Fleet Street Kitchen, near Summer Row, Birmingham, 8pm, collection.

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble

Friday, March 6

This Fiery saxophonist will be playing music from new album The Whistle Blower. Presented by Birmingham Jazz at The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, 7.45pm, £12. More at

Phil Donkin Quartet

Wednesday, March 11

The bassist now based in New York brings his band to the city for a rare visit. Presented by Beat City at Urban Coffee, Church Street, Birmingham, 7.30pm, £7.50.

Tom Green Septet

Friday, March 13

Brilliant composer and band leader, trombonist Green makes a jazz combo sound like a big band. Presented by Jazzlines at Symphony Hall cafe bar, 5pm, Free. More at

Chasing The Unicorn

Tuesday, March 17

New York saxophonist John O’Gallagher appears with this all-star transatlantic band. The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, 9pm, donations. More at jazz@thespotteddog on Facebook. (O’Gallagher is also playing at Birmingham Conservatoire on March 18)