Uploaded on Jul 7, 2008
Birmingham International Jazz Festival
Recorded in the Mailbox at Suffolk Street. The day of the start of the festival, July 4th.
After You've Gone - Dixieland Crackerjacks
Welcome to the 24th Birmingham International Jazz Festival sponsored by Big Bear Music.
Over 10 jazz-packed summer days from July 4th to the 13th Birmingham will become Jazz City UK, with more jazz per square metre than has New Orleans.
Listen to the Dixieland Crackerjacks :
Bert Brandsma - vocals, alto saxophone
Michel Muller - trumpet
Koos Greven - banjo
Lielian Tan - drums
Gerrit Baas - sousaphone
Jazz fans and other fun-lovers from all over the country -- and further afield -- make their way to Birmingham for the biggest and best free jazz party in the UK. Musicians and bands from USA, Spain, France, South Korea, Hungary, Poland, Holland, Czech Republic and Venezuela line up alongside the best from the UK and from the region to present a feast of some 180 concerts in ten days, almost every one free to the public.
BBC at the Mailbox
Pebble Mill changed the face of daytime TV with programmes like Pebble Mill at One and Good Morning with Anne and Nick.
Set in the heart of the city centre, BBC Birmingham's new home at the Mailbox is part of a development which houses hotels, shops, restaurants and bars in a canal-side setting, with a public walkway running through it.
Moving into the 21st Century...
BBC staff workspace
Take a look around BBC Birmingham's new home
Where Pebble Mill has corridors, the Mailbox has gondolas (the industry term for overhead walkways). Where Pebble Mill has photocopiers sandwiched between desks, the Mailbox has resource oases, housing photocopiers, faxes, vending machines and kitchen areas in one.
The Mailbox is modern and compact compared to Pebble Mill's clunky historic building and light years ahead in terms of innovation and creative space.
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