The Verdict

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

live jazz on Wednesdays, 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

evening:  In Session  free admission

  Wayne McConnell Trio + guests + jam  
 Wayne McConnell (piano)  Eddie Myer (bass)

Milo Fell (drums)    sampler     I'm Old Fashioned     more youtubes


book @ WeGotTickets  VENUE PAGE  café website  CLICK



Click to download scalable  programme for  JULY 

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Friday 10th  £12/9  BOOK ONLINE

special offer: 4 tickets for the price of 3

(book 3 online and claim 4th on the night)

"the art of jazz individualism at
its quirky best" Guardian


Art Themen/
Mark Edwards Quartet

Art Themen (saxes)  Mark Edwards (piano)

Nigel Thomas (bass)  Spike Wells (drums)

UK’s youngest jazz old-stager (he was Stan Tracey’s long-time sparring partner), Art’s ever-inventive, colourful, upbeat playing makes him a perennial favourite with all  jazz factions, an accolade that applies equally to Brighton’s own wonder-talent Mark, soon to launch a CD by his magnificently eclectic band Cloggz, stars of the weekend's Love Supreme.
On Art: “The saxophone-playing orthopaedic surgeon who has been an appealing presence on the British jazz circuit for over 40 years, hasn't lost his appetite for the lateral. Originally a Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins disciple, Themen has proved himself remarkably attentive to the saxophone styles of subsequent generations. He is liable to construct a solo with only passing attention to the theme or style of the original, as if he were taking a deck of cards marked Secret Love or Alone Together and subjecting it to a succession of expert but random shuffles. The art of non-starry jazz individualism at its quirky best.” – John Fordham, Guardian
 On Mark: “A multi-talent who plays piano, and produces and arranges for countless bands across a variety of genres, his CV includes Tommy Chase, Aztec Camera, Paul Weller and Nina Simone… It is all excellently played and recorded with an enveloping, rich and warm sound, like the most exquisitely stitched, luxuriously folded blanket – profoundly comforting.” Review by Peter Bacon of Mark’s recent CD In Deep

Art's wiki   Trio Records profile   on life & music   From a Hilltop   with 3bpm   Mark's Facebook page   Mad About the Boy (with Bobby Wellins)    



Wednesday 8th July, 3-5.30 pm  £15  Click for tickets & info

Brighton Jazz School workshop with

Aaron Goldberg
An unmissable chance to see and hear one of the great jazz pianists of the current generation, Aaron will be giving a masterclass open to all.  Book early as this is likely to be very well attended.


Saturday 11th   £7/5   BOOK ONLINE
B. D. Lenz Trio  
Breaking Bad guitarist back in the UK with

James Rosocha (bass) & Joe Falcey (drums)
"Part of the reason for his accessibility is that he not only fuses jazz and rock, he complements it with warm chords of funk, soul, and rhythm and blues." – New York Times
"Lenz is the real embodiment of a guitar hero. Just like jaguars are born to run, Lenz is born to play. He leaves the listeners breathless... A big sound, a big talent, powerfully impressive." – Jazz Inside
“Lenz knows how to electrify a crowd. Whether he's performing edgy contemporary jazz with longtime bandmates or accompanying soulful singers who turn up the funk." – Daily Record

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