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

 




 VERDICT CAFE REOPENED!

New look, new layout, new management, new menus

plese check us out and spread the word



voted best UK jazz club by the Guardian LINK & Observer PDF 



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SEPTEMBER

 PROGRAMME

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After a successful run of summer festival appearances the Eddie Myer Quintet return to their favourite venue for the first time since their sold-out show in January with a packed program of material from the first two albums and some previews of the upcoming new recording, mixed in with their own take on some familiar and unfamiliar standards. Expect a mixture of hard driving swing spiced with Cuban and Brasilian rhythms and a sensibility that blends the timeless with the contemporary, plus plenty of hot soloing.
"Accumulates beauty like a Sunday walk in the park… An exhilarating celebration.”  - Jazzwise Magazine

Thursday 21st September £10/5  BOOK  ONLINE

 
deep acoustic jazz,

striking original compositions
 

  EDDIE MYER QUINTET

 
Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor sax) 
Mark Edwards (piano)
Luke Rattenbury (guitar) 
Eddie Myer (bass) 
Tristan Banks (drums)
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Will has been professional for 14 years, playing across Europe and with many of Britain's finest musicians, including Bill Bruford, Andy Sheppard, Julian Siegel and Asaf Sirkis. He was half of the critically acclaimed Stravinsky Duo with Dylan Howe, he has recorded three CDs as leader, and his quartet album The Nightingale and the Rose, inspired by the Oscar Wilde fantasy, was released by Jellymould this month.
"A talented modern jazz pianist with a spacious and fractious beauty, a rising British star." - Time Out   "Intense, thrilling music-making, this is a bold, fresh adventure." - Jazz Journal
"One of the most thrilling musicians you can see/hear anywhere." - The Mirror
"A brilliant young pianist, stunning displays of virtuosity, a remarkable talent" - The Jazz Mann

Friday 22nd  £15/12  BOOK ONLINE 

   
brilliant pianist plays The Nightingale and the Rose and standards


WILL BUTTERWORTH QUARTET


Seb Pipe (alto sax) 

Will Butterworth (piano) 

Nick Pini (bass)
Marco Quarantotto (drums)  

+ poet-in-residence Gilli Bloodaxe

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Chris has played alongside Alan Barnes, John Dankworth and many other UK greats, his thoughtful, subtle improvisations following the styles of Clifford Brown and Miles Davis with perhaps a dash of Woody Shaw. His recordings include Blues On the Corniche and Jazz from the Sands. Tonight he and standout UK vocalist Sara perform songs on their latest CD, a collection from the great American songbook.
"Great sound and sweet lines, Chris is a trumpeter not to be missed!" - Dominick Farinacci

Saturday 23rd  £10/5  BOOK ONLINE     

 

Ma Baker presents superb trumpeter leading Love Supreme all-stars

 

CHRIS COULL QUINTET

 

Chris Coull (trumpet & flugelhorn)  Sara Oschlag (vocals) 

Tim Wells (piano) 

Dan Sheppard (bass) 

Dave Trigwell (drums) 

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