Wednesday 21st August
Mark Bassey with Neal Richardson’s Trio
The Walrus, Brighton
7.30pm £10


The Blueprint
The Charles Dickens, Worthing
8-10pm Free


Roy Hilton Trio (piano)
The Paris House, Brighton
8-10pm Free


Liane Carroll
Porters Wine Bar, Hastings
9pm Free [R]


The Jones Street Boys
The Mesmerist, Brighton
9pm Free



Thursday 22nd August
Son Guarachando
(World Music Night: Cuban vibes)
The Paris House, Brighton
8-10pm Free


The Jones Street Boys
Idle Hands, Brighton
8-11pm Free [R]


The Jazz Organisation
NUR Restaurant and Bar, Hastings
8pm Free



Friday 23rd August
Jazz at The Steam Packet
The Steam Packet, Littlehampton
8pm Free


Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project
The Verdict, Brighton
8:30pm £15/12



Saturday 24th August
The Brighton Big Band
Hanover Street Party, Brighton, BN2
weather permitting
2:00 – 4.00 pm Free admission


Jazz at The Queen Vic
Queen Victoria, Rottingdean
2-5pm Free


Andy Woon and the ‘Monday Boys’ Quartet
The Paris House, Brighton
4-7pm Free [R]


Sam Knight Quintet
The Verdict, Brighton
8:30pm £10/5



Sunday 25th August
L’escargots Trois
Trading Boundaries, Fletching
11am Free
Bookings call: 01825 791310


Sunday Brunch Live
The Depot, Lewes
11am-1pm Free


Assorted Nuts/Savannah
The Six Bells, Chiddingly
1-3pm Free [R]


Paul Richards & Guest
The Lamb, Lewes


The Brighton Big Band
The Pavilion Gardens, Brighton
weather permitting
2:00 – 4.00 pm Free admission


Len Phillips Big Band with Matthew Ford & Georgina Jackson

Congress Theatre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4BP  (01323 412000)

3pm £20/£18


Sunday Jazz + Roast
The Royal Sovereign, Brighton
4.30-7pm Free entry


Harry’s Tricks
Idle Hands, Brighton
4.30-7.30pm Free



The Dolphin, Eastbourne

6:30pm – 9:30pm Free


Lawrence Jones All Stars
Lion & Lobster, Brighton
8-10pm Free [R]


Sunday Night Jazz
The Hand In Hand, Brighton
8:30pm Free [R]



Monday 26th August
Nils Solberg/Mick Hamer Trio
The Paris House, Brighton
2-5pm Free [R]


Dan Cartwright
The Paris House, Brighton
8-10pm Free


Lawrence Jones & Terry Seabrook
The Snowdrop, Lewes
8pm Free [R]


Tango-Jazz Quartet
The Verdict, Brighton
8.30pm £15/8


Jazz Jam
The Bee’s Mouth, Hove
9pm Free [R]



Tuesday 27th August
Sunny Side of the Street That’s Sunny
The Rose Hill, Brighton
7-11pm Free (c)


The Brunswick Jazz Jam hosted by Paul Richards
The Brunswick, Hove
8:30pm Free [R]


Tango-Jazz Quartet
The Verdict, Brighton
8.30pm £15/8


Arthur Catt Jazz Quintet
Hare & Hounds, Worthing
8:30pm Free (c)


Beats ’N’ Pieces
The Mesmerist, Brighton
9pm Free



Wednesday 28th August
Sue Richardson and Andy Drudy
The Bull Inn, Battle
7:30pm Free to diners


Neal Richardson Quartet ‘Not King Cole’
Fisherman’s Club, Eastbourne.
8pm £10


Sam Carelse Trio
The Paris House, Brighton
8-10pm Free


Dave Quincy Quartet
with Dave Quincy, sax; David Beebee, piano; Godfrey Sheppard, bass; Cookie Jones, drums
Ye Olde House at Home, Broadwater
8:30pm Free


Liane Carroll
Porters Wine Bar, Hastings
9pm Free [R]



Thursday 29th August
Terry Seabrook Trio
All Saints Church, Hove
1-2pm Free (c)


Jazz for Europe with Claire Martin, Camilla George, Arun Ghosh and more

The Brunswick, Hove

7:30pm £10 or £12 otd


Paul Richards Latin Experience
(World Music Night)
The Paris House, Brighton
8-10pm Free


The Jones Street Boys
Idle Hands, Brighton
8-11pm Free [R]


The Jazz Organisation
NUR Restaurant and Bar, Hastings
8pm Free


Big Band & Swing Sound 09: The Brighton Big Band with Dave Williams
Eastbourne Bandstand, Eastbourne
Advance bookings (01323 410611)
8:00 – 9:30 pm £5/£2.50, or on the night £7/£3.50.



Friday 30th August
Brothers Testament
New Generation Jazz
The Verdict, Brighton
8:30pm £10/5


Jazz at The Steam Packet
The Steam Packet, Littlehampton
8pm Free


Les Paul Big Band
Patcham Community Centre, Patcham
For further details contact Steve (01273 509631)
8:30 – 11:00 pm £5 byo [R]



Saturday 31st August
Jazz at The Queen Vic
Queen Victoria, Rottingdean
2-5pm Free


Sara Oschlag Trio (vocals)
The Paris House, Brighton
4-7pm Free [R]


Kevin Le Gendre & Lynda Murray

Jazz writer Kevin Le Gendre reads from his new book Don’t Stop The Carnival, accompanied by saxophonist Lynda Murray. Info here.

Hastings LitFest at Stade Hall, Hastings

7:30pm £7.50


The Fabulous Red Diesel
The Verdict, Brighton
8:30pm £10/5





Further Afield

Clocktower Cafe, Croydon

Jazz every Thursday between 12.15-2.15pm.  Entry is free but a donation is required.


Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking


13th Aug. Alan Barnes + Eleven

20th Aug. Gwilym Simcock Trio

27th Aug. Raul D’Oliveira’s Quinto


Southampton Jazz Club

20th Aug. Heads South


Southampton Modern Jazz Club

Sundays 8pm

30th June: Lee Goodall


Turner Sims, Southampton

Sat. 28th Sept. Alina Bzhezhinska’s HipHarp Collective

Fri. 4th Oct. Mark Lockheart’s Days on Earth

Tues. 8th Oct. Carla Bley Trio

Thurs. 17th Oct. Debashish Bhattacharya Trio

Fri. 25th Oct. Mathias Eick Quintet


On The Horizon

The Verdict, Brighton


Wed. 4th Safehouse open session Fri. 6th Paul Booth Quartet
Sat. 7th Mingus Underground Octet Thurs. 12th Aisha Khan & Coloma Fri. 13th Julian Nicholas Band Sat. 14th Tony Kofi and the Organisation
Fri. 20th Damon Brown Quintet Sat. 21st Phoenecian Blinds Wed. 25th Safehouse: Emil Karlsen + Bare Springs
Fri. 27th Rosie Frater-Taylor


Steyning Jazz Club


 6th September: Phil Brown Sextet





Venue List

All Saints Church, The Drive (corner of Eaton Road), Hove BN3 3QE

Bacall’s Bar, Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3FE

Bannatyne Spa Hotel, Battle Road, Hastings TN38 8EA

Barney’s Cafe/Bar, 46-56 Portland Rd., Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1QN 

Boutique, 2 Boyces Street (off West Street), Brighton BN1 1AN 

Brighton Railway Club, 4 Belmont, Brighton BN1 3TF

Cafe du Jardin, 15 Malling St, Lewes BN7 2RA

Casablanca Jazz Club, 3 Middle St., Brighton BN1 1AL 

Chapter 12 Wine Bar, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1BJ 

Charles Dickens, Heene Road, Worthing, BN11 3RG 

Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BS 

Chichester Jazz Club, Pallant Suite, 7 South Pallant, Chichester PO19 1SY

Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY

Coach and Horses, Arundel Road, Worthing BN13 3UA

Concorde 2, 286A Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN

Craft Beer Pub, 22-23 Upper North St., Brighton BN1 3FG

Crown & Anchor, 15-16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3DX

Deans Place Hotel, Seaford Road, Alfriston, Polegate BN26 5TW

Dorset Arms,58 High St. East Grinstead RH19 3DE

Exeter Street Hall, 16-17 Exeter Street, Brighton BN1 5PG

FILO (First In Last Out pub), 14-15 High St, Hastings TN34 3EY

Forest Row Jazz Club, The Forest Row Social Club, End of Station Rd, Forest Row, RH18 5DW

Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF

Fudgie’s Bistro, 196 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2DJ

Green Door Store, 3 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4FQ

Hand In Hand, 33 Upper St. James’s St., Brighton BN2 1JN

Hove Cricket Ground (Boundary Rooms), Eaton Rd, Hove BN3 3AN 

Idle Hands, 59 Queen’s Road, Brighton BN1 3XD

Jazz Hastings, The East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Hastings TN34 3FJ

Knoyle Hall (next to St. John’s Church), 1 Knoyle Road, Brighton BN1 6RB

La Fourchette, 6 Queen’s Place, Hove BN3 2LT

La Havana Jazz Club, 3 Little London, Chichester PO19 1PH

Leaf Hall, 51 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NB

Lion & Lobster, 24 Sillwood St., Brighton BN1 2PS

Mamma Putts, Kings Road, St. Leonards-on-sea

Martha Gunn, 100 Upper Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 3FE

Martlets Hospice, Wayfield Avenue, Hove, BN3 7LW

Morleys Bistro, 42 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RG

NUR Restaurant & Lounge, 13 Robertson St, Hastings TN34 1HL

One Church, Gloucester Place, Brighton BN1 4AA

Patcham Community Centre, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton BN1 8TA 

Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL

PavAve Tennis Club, 19 The Droveway, Hove BN3 6LF

Pavilion Cafe, Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BS 

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX 

Players Theatre, 147 High St., Hurstpierpoint BN6 9PU

Porters Wine Bar, 56 High Street, Hastings TN34 3EN

Queen Victoria, 54 High Street, Rottingdean BN2 7HF

Ravenswood Inn, Horsted Lane, Sharpthorne RH19 4HY

Robertsbridge Jazz Club, Village Hall, Station Rd., Robertsbridge TN32 5DG

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street (off London Road), Brighton BN1 4GP 

St. George’s Church, St. George’s Road (corner of Abbey Rd.), Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1ED

St. John’s Church, Knoyle Road (corner of Preston Road), Brighton BN1 6RB

St. John’s Church, St. John’s Rd., Meads BN20 7ND

St. Luke’s Church,  Queen’s Park Rd., Brighton BN2 9ZB

St. Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3AF

St. Mary’s Church (Rye), Church Square, Rye TN31 7HF

St. Nicholas’ Church, Church St, Brighton BN1 3LJ

St. Paul’s Arts Centre, 55b Chapel Rd., Worthing BN11 1EE 

Safehouse, at The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton BN2 0JB

Saltdean Lido, Saltdean Park Road, Saltdean 

Seaford Head Golf Club, Southdown Road, Seaford BN25 4JS

Shooshh, 214 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1NB

Smalls, at The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton BN2 0JB

Speakers’ Corner, 44 George St, Brighton BN2 1RJ

Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9QA

Stan’s Bike Shack The Old Farm Shop, Bines Rd, Horsham RH13 8EQ

Steyning Jazz Club, Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church St., Steyning BN44 3YB

The Albion 110 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2EB

The Ancient Mariner, 59 Rutland Road (off Portland Rd.), Hove BN3 5FE 

The Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe, Haywards Heath RH17 6HP 

The Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

The Bee’s Mouth, 10 Western Road, Brighton BN3 1AE

The Better Half, 1 Hove Place, Hove BN3 2RG

The Birley Centre, Carlisle Road (corner of College Road), Eastbourne BN21 4EF 

The Black Lion, 14 Black Lion Street, Brighton BN1 1ND 

The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Rd, Hove BN3 1JF

The Bugle, 24 St. Martins Street, Brighton BN2 3HJ 

The Bull Inn, 27 High Street, Battle TN33 0EA

The Chapel Royal, 164 North Street, Brighton BN1 1EA

The Church of the Annunciation, 89 Washington Street, Brighton BN2 9SR

The Circle Arts Centre, 55 North St, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1DH

The Constant Service, 96 Islingword Rd, Hanover, Brighton BN2 9SJ

The Craft Beer Pub, 22-23 Upper North Street, Brighton BN1 3FG 

The Crown & Anchor, 213 Preston Road, Preston Park, Brighton BN1 6SA

The Denton Lounge, Worthing Pier, Worthing

The Depot Cinema Café, Pinwell Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2JS (right by Lewes Station)

The Dome, Church St., Brighton BN1 1UE (Concert Hall, Corn Exchange, Studio Theatre)

The Fishermen’s Club, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AA

The Garden Bar, 324 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5LF

The Gluck Studio, Chantry House, Church Street, Steyning  BN44 3YB

The Good Companions, 132 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3TE (upstairs room) 

The Grand Hotel, 97-99 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2FW

The Hare & Hounds, 79-81 Portland Road, Worthing BN11 1QG

The Hassocks Hotel, Station Approach, Hassocks BN6 8HN

The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ

The Hope, 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3WA

The Hove Kitchen, 102-105 Western Road, Hove BN3 1FA 

The Independent Pub, 95 Queen’s Park Rd, Brighton BN2 0GH 

The JD Bar, 4 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA

The Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St., Brighton BN1 1UN

The Lamb, Goldbridge Road, Piltdown, Uckfield TN22 3XL

The Lamb in Lewes, 10 Fisher Street, Lewes BN7 2DG 

The Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester St., Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1TF

The Libertine Social, 46-56 Portland Rd, Worthing BN11 1QN

The Lord Nelson Inn, 36 Trafalgar St., North Laine, Brighton BN1 4ED

The Mad Hatter Cafe, 38 Montpelier Road, Brighton BN1 3BA 

The Mad Hatter Inn, 7 Rock St., Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1NF 

The Mesmerist, 1-3 Prince Albert Street, Brighton BN1 1HE 

The Nightingale Room, 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PA 

The Office, 8-9 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EN

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS

The Palmeira, 70-71 Cromwell Rd., Hove BN3 3ES 

The Paris House, 21 Western Road, Brighton BN3 1AF 

The Plough, Vicarage Lane, Rottingdean BN2 7HD

The Prestonville, 64 Hamilton Road, Brighton BN1 5DN 

The Queen’s Head, The Hollow, West Chiltington, Pulborough RH20 2JN 

The Real Eating Company, 18 Cliffe Street, Lewes BN7 2AJ 

The Red Lion (Arundel), 45 High Street, Arundel BN18 9AG

The Red Lion (Stone Cross), Lion Hill, Stone Cross, near Eastbourne BN24 5EG 

The Regency Tavern, 32-34 Russell Square, Brighton BN1 2EF 

The Roebuck Inn, Lewes Road, Laughton BN8 6BG

The Roomz, 33 Western Road, St. Leonards TN37 6DJ 

The Ropetackle, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG

The Rose Hill, Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton BN1 4JL

The Round Georges, 14-15 Sutherland Road (corner of Canning St.), Brighton BN2 0EQ

The Shakespeare’s Head, 1 Chatham Place, Brighton BN1 3TP

The Six Bells, The Street, Chiddingly BN8 6HE

The Snowdrop Inn, 119 South Street, Lewes, BN7 2BU

The Steam Packet Inn, 54 River Road, Littlehampton BN17 5BZ

The Tipsy Bear, 45 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HP

The Undercroft, Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers St., Arundel BN18 9AP

The Under Ground Theatre, (below the central library), Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TL

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton BN2 0JB

The Village, 129 Islingword Rd, Brighton BN2 9SH

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton BN1 1SD

Three Jolly Butchers, 59 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD

Tom Paine’s Chapel, Westgate, 92A High Street, Lewes BN7 1XH

Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Nr. Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3RB

Wagner Hall, Regency Road, Brighton BN1 2RT

Watermill Jazz Club, Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1NZ

West Hill Tavern, 67 Buckingham Place, Brighton BN1 3PQ

West Hill Hall, Compton Ave, Brighton BN1 3PS

Ye Olde House at Home, 77 Broadwater Street East, Worthing BN14 9AD


The Small Print

Big Band Listings

Big band listings are now integrated into the main listings. You can read more about local big bands in the monthly column Big Band Scene.


Details are assumed to be correct at the time of publication.

If you are traveling a long distance, contact the venue before setting out, in order to confirm that it is still going ahead.



The times listed are those given by the venue. This is normally the start time of the music so you will have to get there about 30mins beforehand to get a seat, a drink and settle down.


[R] = Residency

The listed performer plays there regularly (but may not be there every week) and may have special guests.


(c) = collection

Gigs listed as free will often have a collection where customers are asked to contribute money to the musicians.


otd = on the door

byo = bring your own refreshments

(?) = unconfirmed 


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