THE ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET AT THE VERDICT: 2030
Sax player Alex Hitchcock has played everywhere from Love Supreme to the Royal Albert Hall, and Pizza Express. He’s joined in his quartet by James Copus (trumpet/flugelhorn), Will Barry (piano), Joe Downard (bass), Jay Davis (drums). To hear them play, click here. For venue, click here.
Tickets: £10 /£5
BLAKK TREAKLE AT THE RANELAGH: 2030
Well-established covers band Blakk Treakle play at The Ranelagh, one of Brighton’s best-loved music venue pubs. For venue details, click here.
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DR. FEELGOOD AT PATTERNS: 1900-2200
VOCAL JAZZ – THE NUTS AND BOLTS AT THE VERDICT: 1100-1300
Not a performance, but a four week Saturday morning course, hosted by acclaimed jazz musicians Claire Martin and Elaine Crouch. This is week three – but you can drop in at any point. ‘The course will cover everything from style, song form, time signatures, phrasing, jazz vocabulary, to microphone technique, preparation, working with a band, charts and presentation.’ Participants will also get 10 per cent off in the Verdict’s cafe. To book a place, call 01273 674847. For venue, click here.
FEVER: JO HARROP SINGS PEGGY LEE AT THE VERDICT: 2030
Jo Harrop pays tribute to the wonderful legacy of Peggy Lee. She’s accompanied by Alex Webb (piano), Henry Gilbert *or Neville Malcolm) on bass, Pete Hill (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax) . For venue, click here.
Tickets: £15 / £12
SAM BRAYSHER AND MICHAEL KANAN AT THE VERDICT: 2030
A double act of alto sax player Braysher and pianist Kanan, whose combined sound is described as ‘intimate, conversational and swinging.’ For venue, click here.
Ticket: £12 / £9
LIVE SUNDAY JAZZ AT THE HAND IN HAND: 2000-2300
How is it possible to fit so much entertainment into such a tiny, cosy space? The Hand in Hand team explains that the line-up for their weekly Sunday jazz sessions can change right up till the last minute – but neither that, nor much else, really, is a problem at this relaxed pub which specialises in unusual and specialist beers. For venue details, click here.
MELD AT THE COACH HOUSE: 1600
An early evening session of improvisation for singers, instrumentalists – and the spoken word, at the cosy, hidden away venue of the Coach House. “Bring objects, instruments, ideas or just yourself. No spectators.” For venue details, click here.
OPEN MIC AT THE MARLY AT THE MARLBOROUGH PUB & THEATRE: 1800-2100
Describing itself as Brighton’s queerest open mic, this is now a weekly event at the friendly and relaxed Marly. To book a slot call 01273 570028, or just turn up. For venue details, click here.