The phrase ‘not much jazz on this year’ is becoming an annual complaint about Brighton Festival. To counteract this omission, Verdict club owner Andy Lavender has seized the initiative and organised his own Verdict Jazz Festival throughout May.
The programme features extra comedy evenings as well as gigs on Sunday evenings, with the Verdict’s usual mixture of local legends and international stars.
Sunday 11th May is a double bill of the Kit Downes Trio and Norwegian improvisors Motif.
Sunday 18th May sees American guitarist Howard Alden teaming up with Brighton’s own Geoff Simkins together with bassist Simon Woolf.
Other local acts in May include Adrian Cox, Simon Robinson, Joss Peach’s Full Circle, Roy Hilton’s Jazz Messengers and Katy O’Neill with Rebecca Fidler.
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