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 

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Saturday 22nd  £15/12  BOOK  ONLINE 


astounding outfit returns, with

Gilli Bloodaxe & new material


Martijn Van Galen (trumpet) Mark Bassey (trombone) Alex Hitchcock (tenor sax) Andy Pickett (alto sax) Julian Nicholas (baritone sax & clarinet) David Beebee (piano) Terry Pack (bass) Milo Fell (drums)
+ Gilli Bloodaxe ("the man who never sleeps")

The sensational octet return to the Verdict after previous sell-out visits, with special guests Julian Nicholas on baritone sax and performance poet Gilli Bloodaxe, heard recently on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb vocalising Mingus’s The Man Who Never Sleeps, which mixes the mythology of sleep with his own. The band features some of the finest improvising musicians on the scene and will perform a selection of well and lesser known pieces from the Mingus canon.


STOP SITE! It is rumoured on the internet that the current wave of malevolent clown phenomena presently sweeping across Britain was inspired by Gilli's brilliant performance of Mingus' The Clown at the Verfict a year ago. He is also, after all, custodian of the Devil's nutbag. What next?