This up-market music venue in St Paul’s Square makes for an elegant performance space. All that’s missing is the jazz
Strictly Dixie in terms of décor, with the elegance of New Orleans greeting you through the door, The Jam House prides itself on a status as one of Birmingham’s more sophisticated venues.
The downstairs bar keeps things simple; there are a few bar stools scattered around, but, failing that, you either stand or lean against the olive and leaf green walls. If you’re not keen on standing up all evening, your best bet is to book ahead at the upstairs restaurant that surrounds the central stage area in a near-horseshoe balcony.
The walls are lined with framed photographs of past performers at the venue – many are what you’d expect from a jazz club, while others like Snow Patrol, Alvin Stardust and Tony Christie demonstrate there’s more than just jazz on offer here.
It’s important to know before visiting that this is a venue where the champagne menu is roughly the same length as the wine list, and seems to be an ever popular destination for groups of women over the age of 30. Perhaps this is down to The Jamhouse’s status as one of Birmingham’s few over-21 music venues and its dress code that demands gentleman wear a shirt on the weekend. It might sound formal, but as a jazz club, The Jam House certainly looks the part.
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St Pauls Square
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