January

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Friday 3rd £13/8 Verdict Jazz presents Dave Drake Trio • our man in New York (pictured) returns with Conor Chaplin (bass) Pete Hill (drums) • unmissable • Heart RaceLet’s Cool One Info & book

Saturday 4th £10/5 Roxanne presents Edison Herbert Trio • Edison Herbert (guitar) Neville Malcolm (bass) Winston Clifford (drums) play My favourite tunes – “Simply sublime” – The CitizenYou’ll never knowInfo & bookInfo & book

Friday 10th £15/12 Verdict Jazz presents Monkathon III • final part of monumental tribute to Thelonious • Tony Kofi (alto sax) Jonathan Gee (piano) Ben Hazelton (bass) Rod Youngs (drums) • Info & book

Saturday 11th £10/5 Roxanne presents Sam Jesson’s Magpie Trio • London drummer/composer pushes the boundaries with George Crowley (tenor sax) and Tom Farmer (bass) • Info & book

Friday 17th £15/12 Verdict Jazz presents Simmo’s Pride • by public demand, the young lions re-roar • Geoff Simkins (alto sax) Tom Ollendorf (guitar) Matt Robinson (piano) Will Sach (bass) Corrie Dick (drums)

Saturday 18th £10/5 Roxanne presents Joss Peach Trio and friends • creative Brighton pianist returns with new material – always a joy • All the Things You Are

Monday 20th £17 Smalls presents Scott Hamilton + Smalls rhythm section (Mark Edwards, Piers Clarke, Steve Thompson) • consummate US master of tenor sax on rare visit • book early, will sell out • Smalls website

Tuesday 21st £10/5 Roxanne presents Luca Sisera’s ‘Roofer’ • Swiss bassist leads adventurous, Mingus-influenced quintet on CD launch tour • Info & book

Friday 24th £15/12 Verdict Jazz presents Paul Dunlea’s Four Corners featuring Michael Janisch top Irish trombonist/bandleader on tour with with Steve Hamilton (piano) Michael Janisch (bass) Andrew Bain drums * modern, high-energy, straight-ahead swing – what’s not to love? • ‘Nawleans vibe

Saturday 25th afternoon details tba Nuts & Bolts jazz vocal workshop with Claire Martin and Elaine Crouch

Saturday 25th evening £10/5 Roxanne presents Rosina Hepburn Quartet • unmistakable voice and vintage glamour • plus  • Blues Brewin’

Friday 31st £10/5 New Generation Jazz presents Nye Banfield Quintet • EP launch tour: All Change • Mark Kavuma (trumpet) Nye Banfield (saxophone) Rupert Cox (piano) Hamish Knockles-Moore (bass) Ewan Moore (drums) • New Generation website