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


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JULY  programme

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 voted best UK jazz club by Guardian  LINK  & Observer  PDF 

Friday 22nd July £12/9 BOOK  ONLINE

* 4 for price of 3; book 3, claim 4th at door *

local heroes recreate classic partnership

Sam Miles/Mark Bassey Quintet
plays Getz/Brookmeyer


Sam Miles (tenor sax) Mark Bassey (trombone)
Simon Robinson (piano) Sandy Suchodolski (bass) Milo Fell (drums)


The Bassey-Miles Quintet is an exciting new collaboration playing a selection of  music from some of the great tenor saxophone/trombone pairings, most notably that of Bob Brookmeyer and Stan Getz. To keep the tradition of these great collaborations alive they also feature brand new original compositions written by Bassey and Miles themselves. Not to be missed!
  Getz & Brookmeyer, 1961     Sam's profile    Across the Pond   Parisian Fantasy   Mark's website    Nica's Dream   Just in Time   


Saturday 23rd £10/5  BOOK  ONLINE

summer return of hippest US guitarist


B. D. Lenz Trio
B. D. Lenz (guitar) James Rosocha (bs) Joe Falcey (ds)
"You've got to love B.D. Lenz! His is a big sound, a big talent. He should be on George Benson’s Broadway... Just listen to Stevie Wonder’s Superstition, done here to full effect and effects in a wailing, superb performance...  Bottom line: he the real embodiment of a guitar hero. Like jaguars are born to run, Lenz is born to play, and play he does, leaving the listener breathless in their musical journey with him." - Bob Gish, Jazz Inside
This will be BD's longest UK tour yet, coinciding with the release of his ninth album Manifesto,
a crowd-funded project he believes to be his masterpiece, and also, come Autumn, of a live recording made during his last trip here. "It feels like we’re visiting friends and family now when we come... We’re jazz musicians at heart but have been raised on the pop & rock music everyone has, so we like to live in both worlds and combine recognizable songs with fearless jamming.”
BD's website   Smooth Sailing   Superstition   Juxtaposition