TOP jazz artists from across the country will perform in Halesowen next weekend

There will be a series of toe-tapping performances in Somers Square in the town centre on Saturday July 27.

The event, which runs from 11am till 5pm, is one of a string being staged as part of Birmingham Jazz Festival.

New Orleans specialists Tipitina kick things off at 11am.

Tony Billingham and his All Star Band will bring guests Enrico Tomasso, Ian Bateman and outstanding saxophonist Simon Spillett to the stage at 1.30pm, followed by Ricky Cool and the In Crowd at 4pm.

Songs from the Jazz Singer will be performed by Mark Young and Jitterbug dancers.

Mr Billingham said: "It's an incredible line-up."

The event is a partnership with Halesowen BID.