The Verdict
159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB
door/food 7.0  music 8.30 - late

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Jazz programme August 2017

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Friday 4th £15/12   BOOK ONLINE

Sonny Rollins' guitarist returns with the Blockhead King

Saul Rubin/Gilad Atzmon Quartet

Gilad Atzmon (saxes)  Saul Rubin (guitar)  Yaron Stavi (bass)  Enzo Zirilli (drums)

A repeat of the amazing session of 4th August 2016, which was voted by many the Verdicy gig of the year.  It pairs the brilliant Gilad with one of the finest US guitarists and two of the hottest rhythm guys on the planet. Gilad needs no introduction, so... better call Saul's: A mainstay of the NY scene, he majored in composition at the Hartt School of Music, studying with legendary saxist Jackie McLean. His soulful, virtuosic playing has been heard alongside Roy Hargrove, Victor Lewis, Bob Cranshaw, Hank Jones, Cameron Brown, Larry Willis, Lew Soloff and many more. He has performed at clubs and concert halls all over the world and in 2009 he opened his own Zeb's Loft in Chelsea, New York, hosting, among others, Gregory Porter and Bob Dorough. "Saul is a consummate musician. He is everything I could ask for in a band mate." - Sonny Rollins

Wednesday 9th £10/8  BOOK ONLINE   

experimental week-night special - look out for laptops

Ben Castle/Mark Edwards Duo

Ben Castle (tenor sax) Mark Edwards (piano, keyboards, gismos)
Verdict favourites Ben and Mark have collaborated on many projects over the last twenty years in a wide range of musical styles. Here they bring together jazz, electronica and free music in an exciting and experimental new duo. This is a rare chance to catch Ben, now a Dublin resident, playing in the UK. Do not miss it.

Friday 11th £13/10   

champion's new line-up explores Bags' bag

Dave Newton Trio

Nat Steele (vibraphone) Dave Newton (piano) Luke Steele (bass)

Friday 18th £15/12  BOOK ONLINE   

Sax legend pays due homage and continues the quest

Denys Baptiste Quartet: The Late Trane

Denys Baptiste (saxes) Nikky Yeoh (piano) Neil Charles (bass) Rod Youngs (drums)
The later works of John Coltrane, preserved in both studio and  live recordings, were some of the most emotional and spiritually charged music of the 20th Century, mirroring a time of tumultuous change in both America and the wider world. During the mid to late 60s, the last phase of Trane’s musical odyssey, he was religiously inspired and recorded a series of ground-breaking albums including A Love Supreme, Crescent, Interstellar Space, Meditations, Om and Sun Ship, albums that shifted the boundaries of jazz forever. 
Denys Baptiste played with Gary Crosby and Nu Troop before releasing his 1999 debut album Be Where You Are, which won the MOBO award for Best Jazz Act. His 2004 album Let Freedom Ring! was also nominated for a MOBO, and for the BBC and Parliamentary Jazz Awards. This Late Trane quartet is presently recording an album due for release in the Autumn.

Friday 25th £10/5   

New Generation Jazz presents rising sax star launching new CD

Camilla G

eorge Quartet

Camilla George (tenor sax) Sarah Tandy (piano) Danial Casimir (bass) Femi Coleoso (drums)