The Verdict

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

live jazz on Fridays and some Saturdays
 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

Click to download scalable  FEBRUARY  programme

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Friday 12th February £15/12  BOOK ONLINE

CD launch tour: In The Empire State 





Steve Fishwick (trumpet)

Osian Roberts (tenor sax)

Frank Basile (baritone sax)

Jeb Patton (piano)

Mike Karn (bass)

Matt Fishwick (drums)

Flawless trumpeter Steve’s critically acclaimed, long-standing collaboration with Welsh tenor sax virtuoso Osian, uses the 1950s/60s Hard Bop style as a starting point for dazzling, flowing, exploratory improvisations on original compositions and standards.  Their latest album and tour In The Empire State extends the renowned group to an international sextet featuring amazing New Yorkers Frank Basile on baritone sax,

Jeb Patton on piano and Mike Karn on bass, along with Steve 's brilliant twin brother Matt on drums.
Steve is one of an increasing number of trumpeters who have been heavily influenced by the melodic approach of the  great Kenny Dorham, and he also cites Art Farmer, Miles Davis and Woody Shaw among his influences. "But Steve has his own style. He plays from the bottom to the top of the horn whilst maintaining the integrity of the chords. I can't think of another trumpeter that can do what he does." – Wynton Marsalis  “Where has Fishwick been hiding? Hip middle register melodious bebop… when Steve lights his wick he becomes a flying fish, soaring above the waves, totally in control!” – Ira Gitler


 2nd February: Verdict voted by The Guardian

one of the ten best jazz clubs in Europe  LINK