But is isn't easy meeting the cost of staging concerts for the musicians who play in the three bands run by MYJO
"I've heard the MYJO
on the radio and can't believe how good they are," he added.
"There's often a Walsall Jazz Orchestra rehearsal or gig on a Monday night, and on a Wednesday since I'm still a member of MYJO
I enjoy a rehearsal with them.
reigned supreme in the BBC Radio 2 Big Band Competition for two decades until it was axed in 2006.
The RNLI used the cash to buy two D class lifeboats, which were named MyJo
Bruce Adams & MYJO
: The Westley Hotel, Westley Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, 12.30pm.
Club members notified the Humber Coastguard who asked Sunderland RNLI to launch its inshore lifeboats, Wolseley and MyJo
JAZZ & BLUES Tony Christie's Big Band Jam With MYJO
: 7pm, The Jam House, St Paul's Square, Birmingham; Weavels: The Lamp Tavern, Barford St, Birmingham; Old Comrades Jazz Band: 8.45pm, Perry Hill Tavern, Perry Hill Rd, Quinton 0121 422 6600; Big Band Performance: 8.30pm, Castle Bromwich Remembrance Hall, Hall Rd, Birmingham 0121 360 8553; Jazz at the Spotted Dog: 8pm, The Spotted Dog, Digbeth.
Simon Spillett & MYJO
: Westley Hotel, Westley Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, 12.30pm.
More about the Cobweb Collective and the gigs they promote at cobwebcollective.com Finally, two gigs with the accent on dancing: Tomorrow (Friday) MYJO
plays for Strictly Come Dancing at Sheldon Heath Social Club.
ONE of the UK's best-loved entertainers, Tony Christie, is returning to Birmingham in October for an exclusive show with the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra (MYJO
She played in MYJO
run by John Ruddick and his wife Nicola for many years.