About Us 

"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life"

Welcome to The Verdict!


Brighton’s only dedicated jazz club and rated one of the top ten in Europe. Each weekend you’ll find superb live jazz music along with delicious food and a fully licensed bar. Perfect for a full night out with friends and family or even a solo jaunt if a gig catches your eye, our regular crowd and wonderful staff will look after you.


Our club is utilised by many promoters and event organisers, we house a variety of projects including workshops, improvisation groups, rehearsals, private concerts and parties, album launches, festival openers as well as public speaking, theatre and comedy. We are proud to work with a plethora of musical and artistic talent from the south coast and beyond, and are enthusiastic about welcoming and showcasing emerging talent, facilitating collaborative enterprises and supporting our local jazz scene.


Founded in 2012 by Andrew Lavender (a noteworthy Brighton based jazz promoter of some 30 years, my landlord and owner of Verdict Jazz) ‘The Verdict’ is currently run by me - Roxanne. Hence Roxanne@TheVerdict. Andy came up with the name, mainly I think because he didn’t want to change the front of the building, although he says because he likes my name - the truth is likely a bit of both. You can find me here morning noon and night, booking bands, cooking the evening menu, hoovering the club room carpet and just generally doing everything I can to ensure that this wonderful club goes the distance and continues to provide a platform for fantastic live jazz music.


I highly recommend giving us a visit whether you’re a jazz lover or simply curious…


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