Jazz Sabbath

Birmingham Jazz is pleased to support this special gig, celebrating Black Sabbath in jazz themes.
Jazz Sabbath explores the boundaries between jazz and the songs that defined heavy metal. Echoing already present jazz riffs and discovering new ones; transforming the songs in the process.

Maybe they are the jazz trio that wrote all these songs in 1968, trapped in a vicious cycle of plagiarism accusations. Maybe pianist and band leader Milton Keanes is, as news sources claim, really Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath / Ozzy Osbourne) and friends, playing jazz interpretations of Black Sabbath songs.
Maybe it doesn't matter. Their 2020 debut album received rave reviews from both the rock and jazz media and entered jazz charts worldwide. The follow-up, Vol. 2, was relead in April 2022 and entered the Billboard Jazz chart at #6.

On this XL show Jazz Sabbath will bring along special guests.

It is fantastic - BBC radio

An original concept and great musicianship - Jazz Journal

A roaring success - Jazzwise

Never has heavy metal been so groovy - Metal Talk

I’m really loving this - Ozzy Osbourne

Line-up: Milton Keanes: piano, Jacque T'Fono: bass, Juan Také: Drums, Special guests: TBA
Support act: Billy Watman