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Trees Ensemble reviewed by Patrick Billingham

Terry Pack’s Trees Ensemble (Bonsai Version) The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 31st October 2015   The Bonsai version of Trees performed at The Verdict on Saturday 31st October in a fundraiser for the House That Zac Built charity. From Eddie Myer’s solo bass opening of Terry’s composition El Pueblo Unido until the final gospel like chords…

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Geoff Simkins/Sheryl Bailey @ The Verdict reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Geoff Simkins/Sheryl Bailey Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 24th October 2015       Both guitarist Sheryl Bailey and saxophonist Geoff Simkins are experienced jazz educators, Geoff teaching locally, whilst Sheryl Bailey teaches at Berklee and the Stanford Jazz Workshops.  Fittingly then, this evening was a masterclass in musicianship with both musicians soloing fluidly over some…

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New Generation Jazz at The Verdict

With three major new jazz festivals, a new purpose-built jazz club, top-class big bands, a thriving jazz school and a wealth of grassroots players and gigs, jazz has never been stronger or better represented in the Brighton area. Yet it can still be hard for new acts to break through to connect with audiences outside…

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3 Years of Jazz at The Verdict, Brighton

    In March 2012, The Verdict in Brighton opened its doors to the public with a special opening weekend of concerts featuring the Simon Robinson Trio with a host of guests and two concerts by the Simon Spillett Quartet.     The opening day featured performances from local musicians of different generations, such as bassist Adrian…

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Anita Wardell at The Verdict, Brighton by Jasmine Sharif

Anita Wardell, Nigel Price, Terry Seabrook, Nigel Thomas, Spike Wells Friday January 30TH 2015 The Verdict, Brighton       “I first got the idea to sing this one while I was single, lounging in jim-jams, watching a romantic film and eating pasta!” is vocalist Anita Wardell’s modest introduction of It Might As Well Be Spring…