The Verdict

Brighton's only purpose-built jazz venue, 159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB

live jazz on Fridays and some Saturdays
 student discounts - door/food 7.0 pm - music 8.30  

live jazz on Wednesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays

 student discounts - door/food 7.0 pm - music 8.30


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MAY  programme

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 voted best UK jazz club by Guardian  LINK  & Observer  PDF 


Saturday 28th  £15/12  BOOK ONLINE

* 4 tickets for the price of 3 - book 3 online, claim 4th at door *

fearsome foursome reform for festival finale

Damon Brown (trumpet, fl'horn)  Ed Jones (tenor sax) Adam King (bass)  Chris Draper (drums)


A brief return from the Far East to the UK by brilliant trumpeter Damon Brown heralds a rare reappearance of this cult quartet, co-led by dynamic saxophonist Ed Jones and boasting an exciting, youthful new rhythm section. In 2007 Killer Shrimp won the Parliamentary Best Jazz Ensemble Award and their album Sincerely Whatever was nominated for best jazz CD. "Telling tunes, coolly crafted harmonies, powerful horn-playing" - John Fordham, The Guardian  *  "Two of the most fluent and forceful players in Europe, Brown and Jones excel themselves in this impressive quartet" - Jack Masserick, Evening Standard  *  Inventive, physical, full of life, on the edge and unmistakably of today" - Chris May, All About Jazz  *  "Risk-taking arrangements and compositions, seriously engaging territory" - Tom Barlow, Jazzwise

Damon's website   Jeanine   My Deposit   Jousting in 3   Ed'biog   Nomadology   Starbright   Sincerely Whatever blurb  

                                        Friday 27th May  £10/5  BOOK ONLINE  NGJ WEBSITE 

                                                     New Generation Jazz presents
                     Trish Clowes' 'My Iris'
        Trish Clowes (saxes) Chris Montague (guitar) Ross Stanley (keys) James Maddren (drums)
Saxist/composer Trish presents a brand new musical project featuring guitarist Chris Montague (Troyka, Colin Towns), pianist and organist Ross Stanley (Dennis Rollins, Dylan Howe, Gareth Lockrane) and the incomparable James Maddren on drums (Kit Downes).  The band explores texture, sound, melody, harmony and effects while maintaining a strong sense of rhythm and time, with space and silence playing a significant role. The interaction between the musicians combines the intimacy of a chamber group with the thrill and excitement of a larger ensemble. Using some of Clowes’ existing compositions as a framework, the music is testament to the versatility of her acclaimed writing.  Recent performances include appearances at the Women in (e)Motion Festival for Radio Bremen, Southbank Centre, Newbury Festival and broadcasts for Radio 3.