The Verdict

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

live jazz on Fridays and some other days
 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


CAFE     |     BAR     |     FOOD     |     JAZZ    |    COMEDY

 voted best UK jazz club by Guardian LINK & Observer PDF 

Saturday 21st £10 BOOK ONLINE
Nigel Thomas Quartet
featuring Paul Booth
lyrical bassist launches superb new album
Double bassist, composer and bandleader Nigel brings his exciting new quartet to the South Coast Jazz festival on the back of their recent CD Hidden (Pathway Records).
Although some years have passed since he released his critically acclaimed first album Yoichi, the essence of the music and the intuitive togetherness of the band remains just as strong and is reflected in Nigel’s lyrical and diverse compositions. Expect uplifting, creative and passionate music that is contemporary, accessible and rich in jazz heritage.
“The energy and creativity feel like they could flow all night and the packed Brighton Festival crowd are certainly ready to stay” - Jazzwise Magazine

Sunday 22nd lunch roast & jam £5 BOOK ONLINE
SCJF has hired the most expert and supportive rhythm section for this exciting lunchtime session. All comers are welcome, but should be able to perform to a good public standard, otherwise they will get roasted! Everyone pays to come in, but free Sunday roasts will be given to those who perform. Prepare for some fireworks, and one of those great John Easterby Sunday lunches. Chill-out film on upstairs after the session
evening Sara Oschlag Quartet £8  BOOK  ONLINE
Sara has been hailed a ‘musician’s singer’ due to her wonderful use of dynamics, texture and rhythm. An intelligent interpreter of jazz songs, her influences include Anita O’Day, Shirley Horn, Nancy Wilson and Eddie Jefferson. Originally from Denmark, she has made a name for herself on the south coast, worked all over the UK and scored over one million views on YouTube. Tonight she will be joined by Mark Bassey (trombone), Jason Henson (guitar) and Dan Sheppard (bass).

Monday 23rd free, but please BOOK ONLINE
Jazz film and photography day
Indigo Burns exhibition + talk, movies and foodie treats

Tuesday 24th
Eddie Myer Quintet
ftg. Riley Stone-Lonergan
Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor saxophone)  Luke Rattenbury (guitar)
Mark Edwards (Fender Rhodes)  Eddie Myer (bass)  Tristan Banks (drums)
Finders Keepers album launch
Bassist and composer Eddie Myer is an active player on the South Coast jazz scene. He's performed and recorded in a variety of contexts from dance hits to platinum-selling rock albums. He has written songs for internationally successful artists but is equally at home playing jazz in an intimate setting and he co-runs a weekly jam session at the Bee's Mouth.  His latest release Finders Keepers was recorded in the Fishmarket Studios in Willesden with
renowned engineer and producer Ben Lamdini using vintage outboard gear to capture the rich sound of the classic jazz era.  The music reflects Eddie's enthusiasm for the expansive post-bop landscape of the late 60s, as well as encompassing cutting-edge contemporary jazz and the afro-latin tradition.

For the third superb year running!





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