The Verdict

The Verdict
159 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JB
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Arun Luthra's Konnakol Jazz Project

Arun Luthra (saxes, voice) Sam Leak (piano) Tom Farmer (bass) Dave Ingamells (drums) Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30 Students £12 (see note below) Arun Luthra, born in Worcester, Massachusetts of an Indian father and British mother, began music training in Belgium aged 9. He later focused on the saxophone, becoming…

Fri 23 Aug

£16.50 / 01273 674847

B D Lenz Trio

The American guitarist leads the trio featuring bassist James Rosocha and drummer Joe Falcey.

Sat 29 Jun

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Bakk Lamp Fall

Bakk Lamp Fall's music is contemporary fusion with strong roots in the Baye Fall tradition from Touba (Senegal). Bakk Lamp Fall is Wolof (language of Senegal) for: Light into the Darkness. For those wanting to learn more about Baye Fall, Brighton based religious leader Abu Laye will be hosting a talk with a Q&A at…

Sat 10 Aug

£13.20 some concessions / 01273 674847


Chosen in the 'Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018' in Jazzwise, Bonsai (formerly known as Jam Experiment) are an award winning band that are based in London, UK. Formed in 2014, they have appeared on BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM numerous times, and played at leading jazz festivals and venues across the UK including London Jazz…

Fri 26 Jul

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Brothers Testament

Munashe-Caleb Manyumbu - Keys Mark Mollison - Guitar Hugo Piper - Bass Jack Robson - Drums Brother's Testament are a groove-based jazz fusion band from London. Consisting of Munashe-Caleb Manyumbu, Mark Mollison, Hugo Piper and Jack Robson, their sound amalgamates powerful grooves and stirring melodies whilst…

Fri 30 Aug

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Combo Ticket: Tango Jazz Quartet

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…

Mon 26 Aug

£16.50 / 01273 674847

Dave Drake Quartet

he Young jazz pianist Dave Drake is an inspiring artist with a vision of imparting courage to others. Dave Drake became inspired by his father's record collection at a young age, and had a particular fascination with with the recordings of Bud Powell. This lead to him starting to learn piano at 5 years old, and then…

Sat 20 Jul

£16.50 some concessions / 01273 674847

Dave Drake Trio

Modern jazz comes courtesy of the Brighton-based pianist and his band.

Fri 2 Aug

£14.30 / 01273 674847

The Fabulous Red Diesel

Roxanne @ The Verdict is immensely proud to present: The Fabulous Red Diesel. The only way to end August 2019. The Fabulous Red Diesel are a highly original jazz orientated band of unconventional players. Its song based jazz at its heart, but with soaring vocals, hooks, grooves, soul and the occasional tuba. Their…

Sat 31 Aug

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847


The hard bop outfit's line-up consists of Quentin Collins, Jason Yarde, Greg Heath and remembers Bheki Mseleku.

Fri 9 Aug

£16.50 / 01273 674847


Serra's voice is graceful and sensual, an occasional added vibrato giving it a hint of the chanteuse. The sound is beautiful and melancholy Bruce Lindsay All About Jazz Irene started studying Jazz at the age of 16 with the renowned Italian Jazz singer Tiziana Ghiglioni at the Academy of Music in Milan. She moved to…

Sat 28 Sep

£13.20 some concessions / 01273 674847

Joss Peach

Roxanne @ The Verdict proudly presents the Joss Peach Trio. Joss' Trio returns once again to The Verdict, this time giving their particular take on the marvellous music from The Beatles cannon. From a funked up Sergeant Pepper to a reflective Nowhere Man, expect to hear interesting interpretations of some wonderful…

Sat 13 Jul

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Julie Roberts & Michael Hinton

A rare opportunity to hear two very special and talented musicians who bring emotional insight and a refreshing musicality to their unique and personal interpretations. Julie and Michael present an exciting and varied programme of the great songs from the jazz/blues years to the present including a French chanson or…

Sat 19 Oct

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Matt Wates Sextet

Alto saxophonist plays a mix of classic jazz standards and original pieces alongside his band.

Fri 19 Jul

£16.50 / 01273 674847

The Mingus Underground Octet

"Truly inspirational..the octet were simply superb. Thank you and the guys for all their hard work and wonderful playing" The great jazz bass player, composer, arranger and bandleader, Charles Mingus had a unique approach to the development and performance of music, combining composition and collective improvisation to…

Sat 7 Sep

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

New Generation Jazz Presents Xhosa Cole

Winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year, Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous community arts programmes in Birmingham. Having grown up in Handsworth and first played the Tenor at Andy Hamilton's Ladywood Community Music School, he's now among a long legacy of Birmingham Saxophonists.

Fri 28 Jun

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

New Generation Jazz Summer School

New Generation Jazz are proud to announce the 2019 Brighton Summer School Come and join us for a fresh approach to learning jazz! You'll be taking part in a 1-day immersive experience playing alongside our team of tutors - some of the most exciting artists on the UK Jazz scene. You'll be developing your your theory…

Sat 20 Jul

£37.80 some concessions / 01273 674847

Outside Broadcast

Wandering a unique ramble through the sounds of avant folk jazz, Outside Broadcast are saxophonist Rich Muscat, bassist JJ Stillwell, and drummer Angus Bishop. Earnestly exploring original melodies, rhythms and improvisations, folk and free jazz influences are at the heart of a fresh new sound, one that stylistically…

Sat 17 Aug

£8.80 some concessions / 01273 674847

Phoenician Blinds

Based out of London, Phoenician Blinds are a jazz-leaning instrumental quartet with blends of straight-ahead jazz, hip-hop and cinematic soundscapes. 'It's the classic jazz quartet in a slightly different light. We work in an unusually organic way both live and in the studio, even in jazz terms. The tunes are mostly…

Sat 21 Sep

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

The Reliables

Roxanne @ The Verdict is proud to present: The Reliables - creative, authentic music that draws on the inspiration of great 60s Jazz, mixes in world music and adds a fresh groove to it. Just out with their brand new album "Fuzzy Math", the sax, guitar/voc, bass, drum quartet is back from playing Paris clubs and will…

Thu 11 Jul

£9.90 some concessions / 01273 674847

Rick Simpson Trio

dynamic UK pianist leads mini-Klammer, featuring Dave Whitford (bass) and Will Glaser (drums) Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30 Students £10 (see note below) LINK Broadway Blues IF THIS BOOKING SYSTEM proves too difficult or fails, please email your…

Fri 16 Aug

£14.30 / 01273 674847

Sam Knight Quintet

Sam graduated from Guildhall in 2018, receiving a first class with honours and 'Final Recital Diploma' and is now performing in and around London as a band leader and sideman of Sam Knight Quintet, The Pucciarelli Group and Elephant Talk. He can also be found writing, arranging and recording in studio sessions on a…

Sat 24 Aug

£11 some concessions / 01273 674847

Sotavento Big Band

Sotavento Big Band is a Jazz & Tango orchestra formed in Buenos Aires 13 years ago that recreates the golden age of Swing and Argentinean Tango, in a musical project that fuses the melodic and rhythmic patterns of tango with the harmony and the improvisation of jazz. The repertoire of the orchestra explores from this…

Sat 27 Jul

£14.30 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…

Tue 27 Aug

£9.90 some concessions / 01273 674847

Tommaso Starace Quartet Featuring Roger Beaujolais

Tommaso Starace (alto & soprano saxophones) Roger Beaujolais (vibraphone) Alec Dankworth (bass) Chris Nickolls (drums) Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30 Students £12 (see note below) Superb Italian-born saxist Tommaso at last returns to Brighton, this time with a very special guest making his long-overdue Verdict debut.

Fri 12 Jul

£16.50 / 01273 674847

Tony Kofi & The Organisation

Roxanne @ The Verdict is proud to present: Tony Kofi & The Organisation. The origins of The Organisation go back a over a decade and grew from Simon Fernsby's memorable 'Manhattan Project' sessions which were a staple of jazz in South London throughout the 2000s. Drummer Pete Cater was an early recruit having been…

Sat 14 Sep

£16.50 some concessions / 01273 674847

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