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


CAFE     |     BAR     |     FOOD     |     JAZZ    |    COMEDY

 voted best UK jazz club by Guardian LINK & Observer PDF 

Monday 23rd free, but please BOOK ONLINE
Jazz film and photography day
Indigo Burns exhibition + talk, movies and foodie treats

Tuesday 24th
Eddie Myer Quintet
ftg. Riley Stone-Lonergan
Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor saxophone)  Luke Rattenbury (guitar)
Mark Edwards (Fender Rhodes)  Eddie Myer (bass)  Tristan Banks (drums)
Finders Keepers album launch
Bassist and composer Eddie Myer is an active player on the South Coast jazz scene. He's performed and recorded in a variety of contexts from dance hits to platinum-selling rock albums. He has written songs for internationally successful artists but is equally at home playing jazz in an intimate setting and he co-runs a weekly jam session at the Bee's Mouth.  His latest release Finders Keepers was recorded in the Fishmarket Studios in Willesden with
renowned engineer and producer Ben Lamdini using vintage outboard gear to capture the rich sound of the classic jazz era.  The music reflects Eddie's enthusiasm for the expansive post-bop landscape of the late 60s, as well as encompassing cutting-edge contemporary jazz and the afro-latin tradition.

Wednesday 25th
£6/5 BOOK ONLINE SCJF & SafeHouse present
Tom Wheatley/Paul Keene/Annie Kerr
+ Kev Moore + Gus Garside

Thursday 26th
Alex Garnett & Freddie Gavita
+ Mark Edwards Trio

Instantly recognisable, tenor saxist Alex can go from burning straight ahead jazz to free improvisation, and is a busy composer, arranger and session man, his albums Serpent and Andromeda receiving great acclaim. He has a residency at Ronnie Scott's where he leads the house quintet and promotes the late show, and he has been a long-time regular at Smalls where he is welcomed back with much affection. “Garnett has nailed it without repeating himself’’ - John Fordham, Guardian.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Freddie is one of the most in-demand trumpeters on the scene. He has played with John Dankworth, Kenny Wheeler, Dionne Warwick, Curtis Stigers and Georgie Fame, and in nearly every big band going. “The award winning Gavita is one of the hottest talents in British jazz today’’ - Jazzwise.

Friday 27th
£15/12  BOOK ONLINE 
Gilad Atzmon Quartet

marking fifty years since Trane’s departure
Gilad Atzmon (reeds)  Frank Harrison (piano) 
Yaron Stavi (bass)  Enzo Zirilli (drums)

"Yesterday Britain voted to leave the EU. The causes of this result have been known for a while. More than half of the Brits are dismayed by the level of immigration, multi-culturalism, lack of job opportunities, global capitalism, evaporation of manufacturing and a housing bubble that leaves most young Brits without the prospect of a decent future. Brexit was an outlet for these legitimate frustrations, yet the problematic symptoms listed above have little to do with the EU or Brussels. Their root cause lies elsewhere... I am an immigrant myself and not an anti-immigration campaigner. However, at a certain stage in the early 2000s my eight piece Orient House Ensemble consisted of seven immigrants and one native Brit. We were Israelis, a Palestinian, a Romanian and a Moldovan. At the time our ensemble won every British musical award. We were a favourite of the BBC and won the Guardian's album of the year. We were heroes of multiculturalism and the symbol of a new 'tolerant' British society. The British Council sent us around the globe to promote those ideals. This didn't last long. I quickly grasped the underlying agenda. As those who know me may expect, I didn't keep my mouth shut..."  Gilad Atzmon, late June 2016. DISCUSS.


For the third superb year running!





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