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 




  Friday 5th  £15/12  BOOK ONLINE

Art Themen’s Future Directions
Steve Fishwick (trumpet)  Art Themen (saxophones)  Gareth Williams (piano)  Arnie Somogyi (bass)  Spike Wells (drums)
Art: "It's like playing alongside Kenny Dorham and Bill Evans!"
"Art Themen is one of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians." - Observer.

Steve lists Kenny Dorham amongst his influences, and with his fabulous, flawless, flowing technique he is earning for himself a global reputation comparable to his hero's.

"Virtuosic Gareth Williams is a jewel of a player - spinning out luminous introductions and codas." – Jazziz magazine (USA)

Arnie Somogyi has recorded over 50 albums, including four as leader, and has worked with James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Art Farmer and Herb Ellis.

And with Spike and his legion credits, who's or what's not to love?



    Thursday 4th May  £16  WEBSITE  EMAIL RESERVATION OR PHONE 07984 881561

                               Smalls presents

   Rossano Sportiello/Alan Barnes Duo

Rossano Sportiello (piano)  New York based Rossano is one of the brightest talents on the international jazz scene with virtually every classic style of jazz piano at his fingertips. As a recent review noted ''he never puts a finger wrong and seems to get better with every offering''. His mentor, bebop piano legend Barry Harris claims Rossano as ''The best stride pianist he's ever heard''. He has performed with many of the world’s finest jazz musicians and his burgeoning reputation makes him an ever increasing presence at international jazz festivals and concerts.
Alan Barnes (multi-reed) Over the years Alan has gained almost legendary status in British jazz for his playing and compositions. He is ‘first call music man’ at many jazz festivals and clubs and his versatility is stunning playing across the jazz spectrum. His wit, warmth and engaging style makes him a favourite with audiences, alongside a prolific recording career - over forty albums - with many of the great UK and American jazz musicians.