COVID-19 Update

People are advised to adhere to advice from Public Health England about social distancing, wearing protective masks and NHS advice on safety and hygiene.

The music community have developed a number of ways in which you can support many of the musicians and venues affected by the current situation. So far these include live streaming concerts and supporting artists and venues through purchases and donations.


Current Roadmap

17th May: Indoor hospitality can reopen – pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, concert halls etc. will be allowed. Large indoor performances with a capacity of 1,000 people will be allowed. Outdoor large performances will have a maximum capacity of 4,000 people or must only be half full, whichever is lower.

21st June: Nightclubs to reopen and restrictions on large events such as outdoor music festivals will be lifted.


Live Concerts


Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton

Friday 4th June:  Terry Pack trio (Terry Pack, Joss Stone and Milo Fell)

7pm and 8:45 pm. Tickets £10.


Ropetackle Arts Centre

Wed. 2nd June: The Anona Trio. Starts 7.30pm £15
Sun. 6th June: Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast. Starts11am £12
Wed. 16th June: Bjorn Dahlberg & Paul Richards. Starts 7.30pm £8

Tickets here


Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton
Sunday 6th June: Ela with Strings – Ela Southgate
Two Shows: 5pm and 7pm £10/8


Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne
Thurs. 17th June: Legends of Swing – Down For The Count Orchestra
Show 7:30pm Tickets £22


The Brunswick, Hove
Jazz Club Every Tuesday Paul Richards Quartet with Guest
Tues. 1st June: Gabriel Garrick
Tuesday 8th June: Chris Coull
Doors 7pm, Starts 7:30pm £10 in advance

Jazz Brunch Every Saturday Paul Richards with Guest
Sat. 5th June: Heather Cairncross
Doors 11am Starts 11am £5 in advance


The Swingshift Big Band at The Bluebell Vineyard

Sunday 27th June

1:00 – 4:00 pm, The Swingshift Big Band at The Bluebell Vineyard, Glenmore Farm, Slider’s Lane, Furner’s Green, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3RU. (01825 791561). Free.


Live Streams

The Verdict: Lockdown Sessions

Friday 4th June: Mark Cherrie Quartet
Friday 11th June: Ashley Slater’s Retrospective Big Bone Bash
Starts 8:30pm Tickets £9.21 here



Watermill Jazz Club – Listening Sessions

Tuesday 8th June: Adrian Cox’s Lockdown Discs


Tickets £5 here



Jazz Re:Freshed

Jazz Re:Freshed website here

Jazz Re:Freshed YouTube Channel here


Regular Live Streams

Buster Birch, Virtual Jazz Club, every Friday at 8pm tickets here

Cecile McClorin Salvant, daily on her Facebook page

Elsa Nilsson, on YouTube

Emmet Cohen Trio, daily on Emmet’s Facebook page

Fergus McCreadie, every Tuesday at 8pm on his Facebook page

Fred Hersch, 6pm daily on his Facebook page

Gabriel Latchin, 7:30pm every Tuesday via Facebook

Jay Phelps, Saturday evenings on his YouTube channel

Jazz Re:freshed, Thursday evenings, Jazz Re:freshed YouTube Channel
Joe Stilgoe, 1pm daily on his Facebook page

Kansas Smitty’s, live at 5pm “almost daily” here

Liam Noble via his Twitch

Mike Pappenheim, virtual busking session every Saturday evening on his Facebook page

Peter Martin, solo piano, every Friday at midnight GMT, on his YouTube channel

Sam Carelse & Jason Henson, regular livestreams on Sam’s Facebook & Jason’s Facebook

Splash Point Jazz with Neal Richardson, returning 3rd September on YouTube, details via Splash Point website

Yoko Miwa, daily on her Facebook page


Happy Hour Zoom Hangs

New York’s The Jazz Gallery presents Zoom concerts

5pm Eastern Standard Time

$15, limited to 10 people

Artists include Ben Williams, Aaron Parks, Orrin Evans, Melissa Aldana, Kris Davis and more.


Jazz Live Streams (Facebook Group)

You can also check the Jazz Live Streams Facebook group for more events.


Town Hall & Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Facebook Watch Parties every Friday at 5pm, on THSH Facebook page here


91 Living Room: The Lockdown Sessions

Website here. YouTube channel here.


New Generation Jazz Cinematic Live

Jackson Mathod, Sudo, Sultan Stevenson Trio, Yadasofi, Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory

Free to view, via New Generation Jazz Facebook Live and YouTube


Jazz South Radar Sessions

Session recordings featuring Randolph Matthews, John Martin, Alexander Hawkins, Hannah Jacobs, Robert Mitchell, Josephine Davies, Rebecca Nash, Nick Walters and Run Logan Run are available to watch via the Jazz South Facebook page and the Jazz South YouTube channel here





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

Bar Broadway, 10 Steine Street, Brighton BN2 1TE

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 

Chalk, 10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ

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

Danny House, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB

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

Hurstpierpoint Church, High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9TS

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

Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 3FE

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 de Haura Church, East Street, Shoreham by Sea

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

Teddy’s Beach Diner, Azur Marina Pavilion, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0BU

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 Beacon, 67-68 St Marys Terrace, West Hill, Hastings TN34 3LS

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

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

The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH17 7SF

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 George Payne, 18 Payne Avenue, Hove BN3 5HB

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 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 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 Richmond, 33 Richmond Place, Brighton BN2 9NA

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 Southern Belle, 3 Waterloo Street, Hove BN3 1AQ

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

The Wishing Well, 7 Rock St, Brighton BN2 1NF

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

Westgate Chapel, 92a, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XH

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 


If you’d like your gig or concert in our listings then please email with the subject heading ‘Listings’.

All listings in SJM are free of charge.