International musicians will be delighting audiences at Sandwell Arts Café in West Bromwich as part of the Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival.

Free concerts will take place at 12 noon on both Friday 20 July (Arkansas Dave) and Friday 27 July (Les Zauto Stompers de Paris), at the Arts Café at Sandwell College’s Central Sixth campus in New Street.

The festival, which runs from 20 to 29 July, gives a chance for people to come and to experience a wide variety of jazz and blues music.

Arkansas Dave from the United States was brought up on blues and rock and roll and took to the roads as part of Guitar Shorty’s band before making his breakthrough album in 2016. His music is original with blues, gospel and rock and roll coming together to make jazz songs for the 21st century.

Les Zauto Stompers de Paris were formed in 2004, with some of the most experienced players in the field. They perform jazz classics and 1920s and ‘30s music including songs by the likes of Walter Donaldson and Hoagy Carmichael. This quartet of musicians from Paris are amazing entertainers which strive to give you a performance you are unlikely to forget.

Councillor Steve Trow, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for culture and core council services, said: “We look forward to giving Arkansas Dave and Les Zauto Stompers de Paris a warm welcome at the Arts Café.

“The jazz festival is a great opportunity for people from Sandwell and the rest of the Black Country to get involved in an international music festival and enjoy fantastic music from the UK and around the world right on their doorstep.”