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

cafe currently closed, undergoing makeover (watch this space)

jazz evenings continuing as per advertised programmes

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




   for print & display   

Friday August 25th £10/5  BOOK ONLINE

New Generation Jazz presents
Camilla George Quartet
Camilla George (tenor sax)
Sarah Tandy (piano)
Danial Casimir (bass)
Femi Coleoso (drums)

In January 2017, Camilla George (Jazz Jamaica, Venus Warriors) launched her own long-awaited debut album, Isang, on the Ubuntu Music label; the album is a blend of African, Caibbean and modern jazz influences.  Camilla grew up listening to Fela Kuti alongside Jackie McLean and Charlie Parker.  Now a graduate from Trinity College of Music, she has studied with many jazz greats including Jean Toussaint, Courtney Pine, Tony Kofi, Christian Brewer, Julian Siegel and Martin Speake.  Formed in 2014, the CGQ has a fresh modern edge whilst paying homage to the tradition, with a bit of calypso thrown into the mix.  The band is inspired by artists such as Kenny Kirkland, Wynton Marsalis, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and Kenny Garrett. Their EP Lunacity was acclaimed by fans, critics and musicians alike.

Saturday 26th £10/5 BOOK ONLINE


Ma Baker presents
Joss Peach Trio
plus guests
multi-talented pianist
returns after continental tour

BAFTA-nominated pianist Joss's latest trio features Terry Pack on bass and Milo Fell on drums, plus various mystery guests, playing a diverse mix of material including pieces by Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea and Miles Davis, some favourite standards, some originals, and some interpretions of non-jazz material by artists like Sting. Expect great melodies, rich textures, and creative, responsive interplay. Always a fun and fascinating evening.