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



New look, new layout, new management, new menus

please check us out and please spread the word

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




   for print & display   


Will has been professional for 14 years, playing across Europe and with many of Britain's finest musicians, including Bill Bruford, Andy Sheppard, Julian Siegel and Asaf Sirkis. He was half of the critically acclaimed Stravinsky Duo with Dylan Howe, he has recorded three CDs as leader, and his quartet album The Nightingale and the Rose, inspired by the Oscar Wilde fantasy, was released by Jellymould this month.
"A talented modern jazz pianist with a spacious and fractious beauty, a rising British star." - Time Out   "Intense, thrilling music-making, this is a bold, fresh adventure." - Jazz Journal
"One of the most thrilling musicians you can see/hear anywhere." - The Mirror
"A brilliant young pianist, stunning displays of virtuosity, a remarkable talent" - The Jazz Mann

Will's website & links   CD reviews: The Jazz Mann   Bebop Spoken Here

Friday 22nd September  £15/12  BOOK ONLINE 

brilliant pianist plays The Nightingale and the Rose and standards


Seb Pipe (alto sax) 

Will Butterworth (piano) 

Nick Pini (bass)
Marco Quarantotto (drums)  

+ poet-in-residence Gilli Bloodaxe


Chris has played alongside Alan Barnes, John Dankworth and many other UK greats, his thoughtful, subtle improvisations following the styles of Clifford Brown and Miles Davis with perhaps a dash of Woody Shaw. His recordings include Blues On the Corniche and Jazz from the Sands. Tonight he and standout UK vocalist Sara perform songs on their latest CD, a collection from the great American songbook.
"Great sound and sweet lines, Chris is a trumpeter not to be missed!" - Dominick Farinacci

Youtubes:  Quintet compilation - Doha Quartet compilation

Saturday 23rd  £10/5  BOOK ONLINE     


Ma Baker presents superb trumpeter leading Love Supreme all-stars




Chris Coull (trumpet & flugelhorn)  Sara Oschlag (vocals) 

Tim Wells (piano) 

Dan Sheppard (bass) 

Dave Trigwell (drums) 

CAFE     |     BAR     |     FOOD     |     JAZZ


SOUPS: served with crusty bread or warm naan: Sweet potato and coconut or Broccoli and Stilton MEAT MAINS: Thai red or geen chicken curry with Basmati rice or Beef lasagne with salad or Moussaka (lamb) with salad or Chilli con carne (beef) with baked potato or rice and salad or Chicken with sweet potato, smoked paprika, black olives and preserved lemon or Penne with spicy sausage sauce VEGETARIAN: Rendang shallot and asparagus curry with Basmati rice or Butternut squash and chickpea curry with brown rice or Vegetable lasagne with salad or Aubergine Parmigiana with salad or Oriental pie (mushrooms and chickpeas) with broccoli or Mushroom risotto with rocket or Penne with Moroccan chickpea sauce or Butternut squash and aubergine tagine with brown rice AND AFTER: Selection of cakes and slices or Cheese and biscuits.