November

* 2019 Parliamentary Award nomination: Best Jazz Venue in UK *

RoxanneattheVerdictMenu Page • What’s On • door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30 

Friday 1st £15/12 Verdict Jazz presents Benn Clatworthy Quartet with John Donaldson (piano) Simon Thorpe (bass) Darren Beckett (drums) • Our man in L.A. plays Lullaby for Jacob Rees-MoggBenn’s websiteLonnie’s Lament/Danny BoyInfo & book

Saturday 2nd £15/10 Roxanne presents Miguel Gorodi Nonet •  Amazing ‘prog-jazz’ megaband led by “Supremely gifted trumpet and flugelhorn player” – Jazz FM • with Gareth Lockrane (flutes) Michael Chillingworth (alto sax, clarinets) George Crowley (tenor sax, bass clarinet) Kieran McLeod (trombone) Ray Hearne (tuba) Ralph Wyld (vibraphone) Conor Chaplin (double bass) Dave Hamblett (drums) • CD launch tour: Apophenia (Ubuntu) • Time Sigmund • @ Jazz NurseryInfo & book

Thursday 7th £10/5 Roxanne presents Andrew McCormack’s Graviton • captivating pianist pushes prog-jazz boundaries • with Noemi Nuti (vocals) Josh Arcoleo (sax) Tom Herbert (bass) Joshua Blackmore (drums) • “The highest level of musicianship you could possibly get together in one band.” –  Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2 • @ Kings PlaceEscape Velocity • Info & book

Friday 8th £13/10 Verdict Jazz presents Laura Jurd Trio featuring Ruth Goller (bass) and Corrie Dick (drums) • brilliant trumpeter in exciting new format • Dinosaur site & videoHerstory: Trio • Info & book

 

Saturday 9th £15/10 Roxanne presents ARQ (Alison Rayner Quintet) • Parliamentary award  winners: Best Ensemble, 2018  Short Stories CD launch tour • Diane McLoughlin (saxes) Deidre Cartwright (guitar) Steve Lodder (keyboards) Alison Rayner (bass) Buster Birch (drums) • ARQ websiteAugust samplerA Magic Life live • Info & book

Wednesday 13th £10/5 Roxanne presents Carmen Souza • award-winning Portuguese jazz singer/songwriter debuts at The Verdict with tribute to Horace Silver (CD launch: The Silver Messengers) • Song for my FatherInfo & book

Thursday 14th £15 Smalls presents Jo Fooks & Al Nicholls plus Smalls Rhythm (Mark Edwards Trio) • warm, inventive, assured saxists with pedigree and swing • Tea for Two • The PreacherSmalls website • Info & book

 

Friday 15th £15/12 Verdict Jazz presents Vasilis Xenopoulos/Mark Edwards Quartet • homage to Dexter Gordon – Dexterity CD launch • Vasilis X (tenor sax) Mark Edwards (piano) Nigel Thomas (bass) Matt Home (drums) • Dexterity promoVas gallery & videosInfo & book

Saturday 16th £12/8 Roxanne presents Calum Gourlay Quartet • brilliant double bassist leads new band featuring Helena Kay (tenor sax) Kieran McLeod (trombone) James Maddren (drums) • New Ears CD (Ubuntu) launch tour • Blue FugatesInfo & book

Friday 22nd £15/12 Verdict Jazz presents Loz Speyer’s Inner Space • Loz Speyer (trumpet, flugelhorn) Rachel Musson (tenor, soprano sax) Chris Biscoe (alto sax, clarinet) Olie Brice (double bass) Gary Willcox (drums) • Life on the Edge sampler  • @ Matt&PhredsFrom A to B to InfinityInfo & book

Saturday 23rd £15/10 Roxanne presents Tim Whitehead Quartet • former Loose Tuber on UK tour with Jonathan Gee (piano) Andy Hamill (bass) Milo Fell (drums) • Third Exposure@ The Tate (re. JMW Turner) • Info & book

Tuesday 26th £5 advance £7 at door Giwa Music presents Verdict Vibes • funk, neo soul, jazz, hip-hop and everything in between

Thursday 28th free entry The Write Release • open mic poetry slam hosted by Aiden Bex

Friday 29th £10/5 New Generation Jazz presents Quinn Oulton • singer-songwriter-saxist-videographer making ultra-new waves •NGJ websiteFalling (vocal) • Bossa (sax)Info & book

Saturday 30th £10/5 Roxanne presents Mark Cherrie Quartet • Mark Cherrie (steel pan) John Donaldson (piano) Mick Hutton (bass) Eric Ford (drums) • steel pan completely recontextualised as superb jazz instrument • opening track of award winning CD Joining the Dots: Morse Code •  Info & book