The Verdict

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

live jazz on Fridays and some Saturdays
 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 OCTOBER PROGRAMME: please print and display

Frday 28th October  £15/12  BOOK ONLINE 


special presentation: award-winning Scottish band reinterprets Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring  “Stunning, exquisitely crafted” - The Times


Tom MacNiven (trumpet & flugelhorn) John Kenny (tenor & bass trombone) Tori Freestone (alto & soprano sax, flute) Brian Molley (tenor & soprano sax, clarinet) Calum Robertson
(Eb, Bb & bass clarinets) David Patrick (piano) Andrew Robb (bass) Ole Seimetz (drums)

Described as "a triumph" and as "a transformational experience", this jazz interpretation of The Rite of Spring has received standing ovations at every performance since its premiere in May 2013 - 100 years to the day after the original production in Paris. In 2015 it was accorded a rare five star review in The Scotsman, and in 2016 David Patrick was awarded best Scottish Musical Artist for the CD's recording. The octet features all the main themes and orchestration of Stravinsky's masterwork, whilst also opening up into improvising sections by the band members, and the programme is balanced by a short set of David's own jazz compositions.


David's website + links



Saturday 29th  7.30 start  £12/9  BOOK ONLINE 


West End on Sea Productions present


the music of Joni Mitchell

Lucy Pickering (vocals, piano)

Beccy Rork (sax) James Osler (guitar)

Terry Pack (bass) Milo Fell (drums)


Some of Joni Mitchell's finest songs are rarely performed live. We would like to change that, so here's a selection from albums such as Night Ride Home, Taming The Tiger and Hejira, explored and performed by some of the South's finest jazz musicians.