The Verdict

The Verdict
159 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JB
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Aisha Khan

Expect passion, glamour, class, soul, talent and wit

Sun 26 Aug

£11.25 / 01273 674847

Aisha Khan Trio

Aisha Khan sings American roots music, Jazz, Blues and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940's/50's. With a nod to the glamour and sophistication of a bygone era and over 25 years of experience, coupled with an unrivalled passion for the music, she combines outstanding original material with powerful cover versions and performs…

Sun 26 Aug

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Alan Barnes And Phil Degreg

Roxanne at The Verdict is excited to present Alan Barnes and Phil DeGreg for an evening of classic jazz. Alan Barnes is a multi Award Winning musician with music that was radical 50 years back - hard, urban post bop - but inspired with so much passion you could believe it was minted on the spot - which is always part…

Sat 24 Nov

£16.50 some concessions / 01273 674847

Alex Bryson

Roxanne at The Verdict is proud to present Alex Bryson, an English pianist now based in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London he moved to New York City to to pursue a Masters degree in Classical performance at Mannes College the New School for Music. Following…

Sat 10 Nov

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Alex Hitchcock Quintet

This band from the London scene, led by the tenor saxophonist, brings its contemporary jazz to the stage.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Beggars Belief

Beggars Belief debut at The Verdict! Doors at 7pm Performance at 8.30pm

Sat 3 Nov

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Benet Mclean Quartet

power violinist bops for the people * Benet McLean (violin) Mark Edwards (piano) Nigel Thomas (bass) Winston Clifford (drums). Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30. Students £12 (see note below). Besides the recorded bebop pioneers of the 1940s, Benet says he grew up listening to Tommy Chase's "Groove Merchant" (1987) which…

Fri 7 Sep

£16.50 / 01273 674847

Binker Golding Quartet

Binker Golding's band is a new group put together by the eponymous tenor saxophonist best known for playing in the MOBO award winning band Binker & Moses & with Zara McFarlane & Moses Boyd's Exodus. Expect original compositions taking from everything including straight- ahead jazz, grime & soul music…

Fri 26 Oct

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Charlie Stacey/George Winstone Quartet

George Winstone (alto sax) Charlie Stacey​​ (piano) Mikele Montolli (bass) Jamie Murray (drums). Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30

Fri 24 Aug

£16.75 / 01273 674847

Chris Coull

Chris Coull is a trumpeter well known in the UK and overseas for his energetic be-bop styled playing and band leading. He is the composer and arranger for South Coast Jazz so is a loved regular here at The Verdict. Influences are mostly from Clifford Brown, Miles with a good dose of Freddie Hubbard and even a little…

Sat 1 Dec

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Dale Storr

Dale Storr "One of the UK's leading exponents of New Orleans Piano" ~ Blues In Britain Magazine Dale Storr brings New Orleans to Brighton! Dale's passion for New Orleans music saw him perform his debut theatre gig as a soloist in 2006 concentrating on the New Orleans piano styles. The success of that performance…

Sat 20 Oct

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Dale Storr - The Sounds Of New Orleans

Dale Storr brings his acclaimed one man New Orleans piano show to Brighton's only dedicated Jazz Club for a stunning debut. Dale has wowed audiences across the UK and Europe spreading the music of Dr.John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino and Huey Smith amongst many more. As well as intoxicating piano…

Sat 20 Oct

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

The Drawtones

The Verdict is pleased to present Sussex band The Drawtones, a professional band who specialise in Jazz, Funk, Soul and Contemporary genres. From the intimite Jazz Cocktail Hour right upto the Upbeat Dance Floor filled Contemporary set full of your favourite hits from the 70's to the present day, The Drawtones have…

Thu 6 Sep

£8.80 some concessions / 01273 674847

Fraser And The Alibis

London based four piece Fraser & the Alibis play the hippest in Bop, Blues and Boogaloo. Inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon and the screaming Organ of Jimmy Smith, the band play original tunes, deeply entrenched in the roots of the music. With a nod to 'Sam Butera and the Witnesses', Fraser &…

Fri 28 Sep

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

George Trebar: Nighthawks Quintet

George Trebar is a bass player and music educator performing extensively as a bass player in the fields of jazz and other forms of 20th Century Music as well as presenting his own compositions. George's latest project is the Nighthawks Quartet with Roy Hilton on piano and fellow Trinity Alumnus Pete Hill on drums…

Sat 1 Sep

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Graham Harvey Trio

The current line-up features Graham Harvey, on piano, Dave Chamberlain on double bass and Sebastian De Krom on drums with this swinging trio very much in the mould of the great Ray Brown trios of the 90's. Pianist Graham Harvey studied jazz piano for five years in the eighties at the University of Denver. Returning to…

Sat 8 Dec

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847


Absolutely beautiful and multi-talented duo HEARD come to Brighton for a second time this year and The Verdict is delighted to host them! Daisy and Cerian co-founded the collective Heard after they first met in the studio recording vocals for Radiohead's album A Moon Shaped Pool in 2016 and started performing together…

Sun 18 Nov

£8.80 some concessions / 01273 674847

Helen Anahita Wilson

Critically-acclaimed pianist and composer Helen Anahita Wilson launches her debut solo album at The Verdict. In a multi-sensory concert Helen transports us to a transcendental realm with her unique collection of Asian-inspired jazz. Doors at 7pm for dinner & drinks Performance at 8.30pm

Sat 27 Oct

£13.20 some concessions / 01273 674847

Jim Watson Trio

The Verdict opens it's warm arms to Jim Watson, an award winning pianist with a plethora of sound and energy. Jim has worked internationally with a wide variety of artists, both jazz and otherwise, including Katie Melua, Zero 7, Marti Pellow among many others as well as working on film projects. Moving to London in…

Sat 13 Oct

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Joss Peach

Roxanne at The Verdict is proud to showcase Brighton based Pianist and vocalist and one of the UK's most in demand event performers, Joss Peach. He has trained with, among others, the award winning jazz vocalist Clare Martin OBE and is a firm favourite for clients such as Proctor and Gamble, AXA, Arsenal Football Club…

Sat 15 Sep

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Julian Arguelles'' Tetra

Premiership quartet launch CD with an Iberian touch * Julian Argüelles (saxophones) Ivo Neame (piano) Sam Lasserson (bass) James Maddren (drums) * Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30. Students £12 (see note below). "Jazz sometimes gets introduced to mainstream audiences in tones of uneasy reassurance - that it's not weird all…

Fri 21 Sep

£16.50 / 01273 674847

Luna Silva And The Wonders

From an early age Luna Silva traveled with her family, he father, a Spanish Clown and her mother, an English actress. Luna began singing in bars and small scenes from the age of 14; but when a ukulele found her grip in the Ringling Bros Circus Train she began composing. From the island of La Reunion, through Indian…

Sat 18 Aug

£11.25 / 01273 674847

Mark Cherrie Quartet

Mark Cherrie is a successful pianist, steel pan player and composer who has recently released his new album Joining the Dots. If you're looking for something a little different to see you through a cold an miserable winter this might do the trick. You see Mark Cherrie leads the album on steel pans and the jazz sound he…

Fri 23 Nov

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Nate Wooley And Htrio Mark Hanslip, Andrew Cheetham And Otto Willberg

Nate Wooley: Trumpet Mark Hanslip: Tenor Saxophone Andrew Cheetham: Drums Otto Willberg: Double Bass HTrio with Nate Wooley Nate Wooley is one of the rising stars of the American experimental scene, a trumpet virtuoso whose musical explorations have taken him through ecstatic jazz, free improvisation, drone…

Wed 3 Oct

£6.05 some concessions / 01273 674847

New Generation Jazz Presents : Pete Hill Quintet

Growing up with a board palette of influences including Rock, Soul and Jazz, Pete Hill has always admired bands such as Weather Report, Jaga Jazzist and Kneebod

Fri 31 Aug

£11.25 / 01273 674847

Nick Tudgey Fingerstyle Guitarist

About Nick was born in 1995 in Fareham, Hampshire, UK, and spent his first years in Stubbington on the south coast. He became really interested in music when he was at Henry Court Community College, Fareham, where he played mandolin in the school's concert band and lead guitar in a rock band he formed in his final…

Sat 25 Aug

£7.70 some concessions / 01273 674847

A Night With Nick Tudgey

Great hair,great stories,great fingerpicking

Sat 25 Aug

£8 / 01273 674847


legendary group's reunion tour * Julian Siegel (reeds) Phil Robson (guitar) Thad Kelly (bass) Gene Calderazzo (drums) * Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30. Students £12 (see note below). Reviews of Partisans' 2014 CD 'Swamp': "Eighteen years on from their debut, this mélange of mischievous, stylish mash-up and virtuosic…

Sat 22 Sep

£16.50 / 01273 674847

Peter Ind @ 90 @ Brighton

A very special, warm Vedict welcome to international bass legend Peter, who recently turned 90 and, praise be, has just moved to Brighton.. Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30. Students £12 (see note below). The evening will feature one of the finest jazz singers anywhere, Claire Martin, together with Julian Nicholas, Geoff…

Fri 14 Sep

£16.50 / 01273 674847

Phillip Lemme Trio

Born in Amsterdam and based in New York, Philip Lemme Trio bring their new album New Amsterdam to the Brighton audience and I'm sure we're going to just love it! The Philippe Lemm Trio is continually proving to be one of the most exciting and electrifying jazz trio's around today. Led at the helm by drummer Philippe…

Sun 28 Oct

£8.80 some concessions / 01273 674847

Sarah Harris

Sarah Louise Harris is a professional singer from Nottinghamshire, now living in Brighton. Passionate about singing from a young age, she has worked with several prestigious, recognised names and talents in the industry during her time as a musician, including Elton John, Urban Voices Collective, The Dap Kings and James…

Sun 9 Sep

£8.80 some concessions / 01273 674847

Sharon Vennall Trio

The Sharon Vennall Trio are a textural smooth jazz trio with a penchant for space, lyrical promise and harmonic interplay. Their repertoire incorporates The Gr

Sun 19 Aug

£8 / 01273 674847


Bristol busking band Snazzback hit Brighton with an explosive fusion of samba, hi-life, afrobeat and bossa. Their sun-soaked compositions and contagious beats will transport you to sunnier climes and their Afro-Latin influences are sure to leave you energised. Expect to dance from start to finish and sing along…

Mon 3 Sep

£8.80 some concessions / 01273 674847

Sonymoon For 3

SONNYMOON FOR 3 As Bob Dorough sang, Three Is The Magic Number. The three-legged structure has stability, a three-way conversation always finds somewhere new to go, three location points give orientation and direction in space and time. SONNYMOON FOR THREE is a trio of diverse players who've come together, united by…

Thu 27 Sep

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Tango Jazz Quartet: A History Of Tango

The Verdict is delighted to announce a double parted musical adventure from the Tango Jazz Quartet; all the way from Argentina!! Expect a mix of melodic and rhythmic patterns of Tango with the harmonies and improvisation of Jazz. This new approach to Tango and Jazz has received an enthusiastic reaction in Argentina as…

Tue 21 Aug

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Tango Jazz Quartet: A Tribute To Astor Piazzola

Tango Jazz Quartet (TJQ) from Argentina, mixes the melodic and rhythmic patterns of Tango with the harmonies and improvisation of Jazz. This new approach to Tango and Jazz has received an enthusiastic reaction both in Argentina as well as internationally. The music of Tango Jazz Quartet goes from the traditional Tango to…

Wed 22 Aug

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Tim Whitehead Quartet

Tim Whitehead (reeds) Jonathan Gee (piano) Milo Fell (drums) bass tba. Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30. Students £12 (see note below). Tim is renowned throughout the UK, Europe and the USA as a remarkably fluent and muscular performer and composer. In the 70s he toured with Ian Carr's Nucleus and Graham Collier Music…

Fri 17 Aug

£16.50 / 01273 674847

Tim Whitehead Trio

Tim Whitehead (reeds) Jonathan Gee (piano) Milo Fell (drums) bass tba. Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30. Students £12

Fri 17 Aug

£16.75 / 01273 674847

Tom Barford Quintet

Winner of the Kenny Wheeler Prize 2017, Tom was raised in a musical family and grew up surrounded by great music, from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong. He started the saxophone at the age of 9 but it wasn't until a few years later that Will Osborne's inspiring lessons led Tom to a specific interest in Jazz. Tom joined…

Fri 30 Nov

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Wendy Kirkland - Piano Diva

Wendy Kirkland Quartet 'Piano Divas' Proper jazz piano, excellent band, a very classy debut ???? Dave Gelly, The Observer Most relaxing debut album…enlivening voice, bouncy piano. Her bossa interpretation of It's Not Unusual completely eclipses Tom Jones at last Jazz Journal A refreshing tribute to pianist…

Sat 29 Sep

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

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