Fresh from winning a BAFTA and composing for Sesame Street, Joss Peach returns once again to The Verdict with his fantastic trio featuring Terry Pack- double bass and Milo Fell- drums. This visit sees the trio delving into the wonderful world of Keith Jarrett; paying homage to some well known versions of standards as played by Jarrett's trio, as well as his original material, particularly focusing on the European quartet featuring Jan Garbarek, with Josie Peach guesting on soprano sax. This empathic jazz trio has been performing together for many years at venues around the South Coast and London. Always melodic and spontaneous, and always seeking tasty grooves! "A rare treat not to be missed" Claire Martin (OBE) Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up.

Joss Peach Trio: Keith Jarrett


A two week vocal clinic in which you will learn some of the fundamental elements of jazz vocals including pitch, tone, phrasing and style. Click pic for full details and booking requirements.


Claire Martin Vocal Clinic


With nonchalant ease, the jazz quintet ROOFER, founded by the Swiss double-bass player and composer Luca Sisera, performs a balancing act between the avant-garde and an awareness of tradition. The band has impressively demonstrated this in their albums "Prospect" (2015, Leo Records) and "Moscow Files" (2017, Leo Records). The multitude of concerts has caused the band's language to be greatly enhanced once again, while the collective's cosmos of sound has broadened wonderfully. This is precisely where the thread for the new album is taken up. As always, intricate rhythms, fast-paced parts in unison, latent swing fantasies and anthemic soundscapes serve these five renowned jazz musicians as an improvisational plateau on which to play. “...you can never be exactly sure where the tunes are headed, but you can trust this unit to make the process a hell of a lot of fun. Unpredictable right up to the end!” Stu’s Record Room, Suart Kremsky, USA "Capping off the “Swiss Night” was Luca Sisera ROOFER, who impressed with adventurous variations on the theme of Mingus-like aesthetics." Downbeat Magazine, Josef Woodard, USA

Luca Sisera: ROOFER


With a sound and style that conjures the golden age of jazz, Rosina Hepburn and her band pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate, celebrating the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day. With her unmistakable voice and vintage glamour, Rosina breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues. "Some of the finest swing & jazz classics with the smooth, sultry vocals from the glamorous Miss Rosie at the helm providing the icing on the cake!" - Claire 'Voodoo Doll' Austin, Curator, The Torch Club, Vintage NYE Party

Rosina Hepburn Quartet


World-renowned jazz clarinettist Adrian Cox and his quartet present music from their brand new album “Now Is Spring” The music on this album tour is written by Adrian and longtime collaborator, pianist Joe Webb. Now Is Spring draws on Cox’s influences of New Orleans, blues and swing music. The tunes are written with the soul and passion of those beyond their years, and have created a timeless set of beautiful melodies. The band have toured extensively presenting their tribute to jazz clarinet legend Edmond Hall, with shows all across Europe, at The Verdict and at Dizzy’s Club (New York). Their accompanying album “Profoundly Blue” was nominated in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019 (Best Jazz Album) - fitting at The Verdict was also nominated in the Best Venue category. Adrian continues to be one of the most in-demand musicians on the scene today and has played and recorded with many of the best including Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Guy Barker, Paloma Faith and the late Dr John to name a few. Adrian Cox (clarinet/vocal) Joe Webb (piano) Simon Read (double bass) Gethin Jones (drums)

Adrian Cox: Now Is Spring


Talinka creates a new, distinctive sound that explores the unique and diverse journeys of four British musicians: Jenny Bliss (a baroque virtuoso), Yaron Stavi (one of Europe's leading bass players) Gilad Atzmon (an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist with an affinity for ethnic sounds) and his wife Tali, whose singing has been paired with her theatrical career. The music is at times haunting, connecting with deep moody jazz standards and a new international form of World Music. In the process it touches many bases, with its wide-ranging and evocative arrangements, while Tali's perceptive and intelligent lyrics enhance the compositions. The outcome is a natural breathing, deep and spacious sonic adventure. The unusual choice of instruments and combination of personalities creates an amalgam of past and present, East and West. A natural continuum between ethnic, jazz, tango and Early Music, transcending musical boundaries. “Terrific emotional depth...very entertaining and richly enjoyable” Peter Jones, Bebop Spoken Here “There’s an airy spaciousness about Talinka’s music, a music that is never far from the taste of tears” Andy Robson, Jazzwise “...their songs are a Wonderfull journeys of life performed in the most intimate of ways” Wesley Derbyshire, Mediaversal Reviews

Talinka 2


Joy's new album 'Dwell' is being released at the end of November 2019 and to celebrate this she and her band are touring around the UK presenting her new music. The album reflects her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.

Joy Ellis: Dwell (Album Tour)


Drummer Pete Cater's new septet plays an unusually broad range of styles from mainstream swing to contemporary jazz. Best known as a big band leader, Pete has chosen to present an eclectic collection of compositions from writers like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones and Thad Jones. The only connection between these compositions is that they are all Pete's personal favourites! The musicians are also some of Pete's personal favourites, mixing stalwarts of the UK jazz scene with some standout young talent. Expect the energy levels of a big band, some carefully crafted orchestrations and fiery soloing from the entire group.

Pete Cater's Ministry of Jazz


Peaky Blinder star David Angol grew up listening to calyspo, reggae, soul and Blues, but with a keen ear for jazz he progressed musically as a saxophone player into composing, bandleading and teaching. Highly talented multi-instrumentalist Angol is joined by Leon Daniel, Neville Malcome and Winston Clifford for his debut performance at The Verdict

David Angol Quartet


Melodic drummer Gaz Hughes captivates audiences while working alongside some of the most influential musicians in the UK Jazz scene today. The Verdict is proud to offer you this opportunity to witness his debut performing for us, with his new album, an homage to his lifelong inspiration Art Blakey. Gaz spells out form and melody in improvisation, has recorded award winning albums, worked across all genres and remains dedicated to his teaching in Salford and Manchester. This talent packed sextet includes: Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Dean Masser, Adrzej Baranek & Ed Harrison. It simply cannot be missed.

Gaz Hughes Sextet plays Art Blakey


Fresh from an extended time playing in the finest Jazz Clubs New York City has to offer, Harry will lead his talented Quartet: four accomplished, young UK rising stars at the top of their game, delivering an alternative approach on standards and contemporary arrangements while providing a showcase for Harry’s exciting, standout compositions. Add to that the skills of an exceptional, well renowned star on Sax and you have a performance not to be missed! Classically trained, Harry studied at Trinity Laban, turning to Jazz aged 18. He was mentored by the late, great John Taylor for four years, while at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he gained his BMus (Hons) Jazz piano. Upon his return from touring the world (twice) on the QM2, he was picked up by Clark Tracey to play for three years in Clark’s prestigious Quartet. Released in 2018, Harry’s debut album ‘Piece By Piece” has been well received across the world. Harry plays from the heart with versatility, passion and subtle, soulful flair. He transitions seamlessly from Bop to Modern, ingeniously combining the traditional with the contemporary. As he often says, “If you surprise yourself, you invariably surprise your audience!” With Harry Bolt, you can always Expect The Unexpected.

Harry Bolt Quartet


Nim Quartet is the product of London based bass player Nim Sadot, who conjures up a magical mix of instrumental fusion jazz. Nim has played with some of the world’s top jazz musicians such as Harvey Mason (USA), Marlene (Japan, CBS, SONY), Snow Boy (UK), Makoto Kuriya (Japan) and Tony Lakatos (Hungary). People who like jazz, fusion, funk and progressive will find this music fresh and with a unique style that is easy to recognise. Influenced by Miles Davis, E.S.T, Mediterranean Music, Marcus Miller and Jaco Pastorius. “Nim Quartet' present fusion jazz in a dynamic new light!" -Rhythm Passport , UKhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpRxS436H9g


Nim Quartet


Show your mama some soul this Mother's Day! Join us for an afternoon of soul, lovers rock, reggae and chilled out jazz. It's a whole venue take over with delicious soul food on sale upstairs and space to groove to the tunes in the club downstairs. Free glass of fizz on arrival.

Mama Soul Sunday


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 pedigree is impressive, Phil Brown (www.phillbrown.net ) recorded and produced their 3rd album -We know its 43. Frontwoman and songwriter, Kat Lee-Ryan is a recent signing to Beatport Records, and has graced many major stages including Glastonbury, the Royal National Theatre Foyer, Wembley Conference centre, The Jazz cafe, The Jazz Cafe Berlin, the Mean Fiddler, The Green gathering and The 100 Club.

They have just released their 6th album, Sparkly Bird, which is the soundtrack to a groundbreaking new theatre show of the same name. Which will headline a day festival at The Verdict during the Fringe.

Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on us.


The Fabulous Red Diesel


Drummer and composer Sam Jesson has been a key figure on the London Jazz scene for some time now, and this tour marks his debut as a bandleader, in trio with Tom Farmer (Empirical, MOBO) and James Allsopp (Kit Downes, Django Bates, BBC Jazz Awards). United by their love for the tradition of legendary jazz trios from Ahmed Jamal to Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson to Dewey Redman, the trio wind their way through many gems of the jazz canon - some lesser known than others – sometimes deconstructing and breathing new life, sometimes paying homage to classic arrangements, with a devoted focus on making music that feels honest and joyous. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P787lTb3_F8

Sam Jesson: Magpie Trio


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