Friday 6th  £15/12  BOOK ONLINE  Verdict Jazz presents

Liane Carroll Trio

the Queen of Hastings, with Roger Carey and Spike Wells

Reviews of Liane's latest album Seaside (Linn, 2015)
"Seaside is a haunting piece, beautifully arranged, which brings out Liane's extraordinary ability to absorb the essence of a song and deliver it with such candour that you scarcely notice the artistry involved." - The Observer   "A casually expressive, unblinkingly honest, and often charmingly autobiographical album." - The Guardian   "Liane has to be the most flexible singer in the business, capable of such sensitive delicacy one minute and such gutsy raunchiness the next. This disc continues her purple patch." - The Jazz Breakfast * "Liane doesn't just sing jazz, she is jazz, jazz of the highest quality. Believe." -

Thursday 12th
£16  Smalls presents
Scott Hamilton/Steve Brown Quartet
"the finest living tenor in the modern swing jazz idiom”

Friday 13th
£15/12  BOOK ONLINE  Verdict Jazz presents
FILO All Stars 
play the music of Bheki Mseleku
Jason Yarde, Greg Heath (reeds) James McMillan (trumpet)
John Do
naldson (pno) Simon Thorpe (bs) Tristan Banks (ds)
The FILO Sextet (or "Hexagonal") formed to play the music of the late great South African composer and multi-instrumetalist Bheki Mseleku, with whom Simon and John toured a decade or so ago. After Bheki's passing they, along with drummer Tristan and the lately-lamented fine Brighton saxophonist Ian Price, recorded an album of Bheki's compositions. That foursome then went on to tour the music as a sextet featuring Pete King and Quentin Collins. More recently the founding rhythm section has been working with the new lineup above, who, in addition to Bheki's compositions have added some by McCoy Tyner and others of similar spirit.
A soulful night is guaranteed.            

Monday 16th
£8 South Coast Jazz Festival presents BOOK ONLINE
Dave Drake Trio
Brighton wonderboy with Tom Farmer & Shane Forbes

Tuesday 17th
8 South Coast Jazz Festival presents BOOK ONLINE
Terry Seabrook’s Triversion 
funk/fusion organ trio with Andy Williams & Javier Ferrero
Wednesday 18th
free awards BOOK ONLINE
showcase BOOK ONLINE
BJS/SCJF education awards & showcase gig

students’ jazz awareness,
remembering Simon D’Souza                  
Thursday 19th
SCJF & BAJF present BOOK ONLINE                 
Olie Brice/Rachel Musson/Mark Sanders
exciting, adventurous bass, sax and drums
Friday 20th £10/5 SCJF & New Generation present BOOK ONLINE
Jam Experiment featuring Alexander Bone
"one of the best young bands I've ever heard" - Alan Barnes
Saturday 21st £10 South Coast Jazz Festival presents BOOK ONLINE
Nigel Thomas Quartet
featuring Paul Booth
lyrical bassist launches superb new album Hidden
Sunday 22nd South Coast Jazz Festival presents
lunch  roast & jam  £5  BOOK ONLINE 
evening  Sara Oschlag Quartet  £8 
expressive voice, effortless swing, intelligent interpretation

Monday 23rd free BOOK ONLINE South Coast Jazz Festival presents
Jazz film and photography day

Indigo Burns exhibition + talk, movies and foodie treats
Tuesday 24th £10 BOOK ONLINE South Coast Jazz Festival presents
Eddie Myer 5 featuring Riley Stone-Lonergan
with Mark Edwards, Luke Rattenbury & Tristan Banks
Wednesday 25th £6/5 BOOK ONLINE SCJF & SafeHouse present
Tom Wheatley/Paul Keene/Annie Kerr
+ Kev Moore + Gus Garside

Thursday 26th
Smalls presents
Alex Garnett & Freddie Gavita
inimitable saxman, hot trumpeter, Mark Edwards Trio
Instantly recognisable, 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  Verdict Jazz presents
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.

The Verdict
159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB
door/food 7.0, music 8.30 - late
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Jazztastic January 2017
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