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 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 



Click to download scalable pdf of DECEMBER PROGRAMME: please print and display



also book now for 

Tuesday 13th Smalls KAREN SHARP/ROBERT FOWLER/OLIVER WILBY £15  ONLINE

Friday 16th PAUL BOOTH'S XMASTET £15/12 ONLINE

Friday 30th RILEY STONE-LONERGAN QUARTET £13/9 ONLINE

Friday 9th  £10/5 BOOK ONLINE 

 

New Generation Jazz presents  NGJ PAGE
 
ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET

 

James Copus (trumpet) 
Alex Hitchcock (tenor saxophone)
Will Barry (piano)  
Joe Downard (bass)  
Jay Davis (drums)


This new quintet shares a musical history that stretches back over a decade and features some of the most exciting and distinctive rising stars from London’s vibrant jazz scene: trumpeter James Copus (Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Orchestra), pianist Will Barry (Jasper Hoiby’s Qualia), bassist Joe Downard (NYJO) and drummer Jay Davis (Dave Drake, Big Bad Wolf). Taking its compositional cue from an Anglo-American range of influences including Kneebody, Ambrose Akinmusire and Kenny Wheeler, the group displays a spirit of openness and interaction grounded in its members’ close musical relationships, while blurring the boundary between written and improvised music, and balancing harmonic curiosity with melodic impact.
‘A fantastic young talent’ – Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM
‘Incredible young lion of the tenor sax’ – Gareth Lockrane
‘One to watch in 2016’ – JazzWise

 

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Wednesday December 7th £6/5  SafeHouse presents INFO

  Bitten By A Monkey + Plum Pyne Thornton Trio

Roland Bates (keys)  Dylan Bates (violins, saw, overtone flute, xaphoon)  Steve Myers (great bass recorder)
Steve Myers and brothers Roland and Dylan Bates have been playing together regularly since the mid ’80s when they were members of a band called Blood, Blood and Blood. They combine mediaeval instruments and electronics to create an eerie and startling soundworld. Their first performance as Bitten By A Monkey took place 16 years ago and the group has since played at some grand venues such as Hampton Court, the British Museum (when they wrote and performed original music for a production of Aristophanes’ Wasps) and Chelsea Physic Garden, as well as The Vortex and The Klinker. This is probably one of the few times you’ll get to hear someone improvising on a great bass recorder – it’s worth coming down for that alone!