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The Verdict

11th Anniversary Celebration 

Nominated Jazz Venue of the Year 2023

The Verdict has been named as one of the 10 top jazz clubs in Europe by The Guardian. Brighton's only purpose built jazz club hosting the best in jazz music.
Top International acts, from swing to fusion.

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The Verdict Jazz Jam

Thursday December 7

Doors 8pm Show 9pm

 

The Verdict Jazz Jam

Calling all jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians! Join us for an unforgettable night of live jazz at The Verdict Jazz Club in the heart of Brighton. Whether you're a seasoned jazz player or just starting your musical journey, our Jammin' Jazz Night welcomes all talents, making it the perfect place to showcase your skills or simply revel in the magic of jazz.

Highlights:

Open Jam Session: Bring your instrument, your voice, or simply your love for jazz, and join our open jam session. Feel the groove and improvise alongside fellow musicians in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Live Jazz Performances: Enjoy electrifying live jazz performances by some of Brighton's finest musicians. Be inspired and immersed in the rich world of jazz music.

Meet and Connect: Network with fellow jazz lovers, musicians, and local artists. This is your chance to make connections that can lead to exciting musical collaborations.

Delicious Drinks and Food: Savor a selection of craft cocktails, fine wines, and delectable bites from our menu to enhance your jazz experience.

Admission:

Musicians: Free (Bring your instrument and join the jam!)

General Admission: £5 (Tickets available at the door)

Note:

Please arrive early to secure your spot in the jam session. Instrumentalists, vocalists, and jazz aficionados of all levels are welcome! Let the spirit of jazz unite us in a night of rhythm, melody, and improvisation.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the vibrant jazz community in Brighton. Mark your calendar, invite your friends, and let the jazz flow at The Verdict. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information and updates, visit our website at www.verdictjazz.com or follow us on social media @VerdictJazz

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Alex Wilson Masterclass

The Verdict Revival presents

Alex Wilson Masterclass at The Verdict Jazz Club

Friday December 8

Latin Jazz Masterclass at 6pm, Free Admission

Alex is an award-winning British born pianist, producer with nine solo albums and over a hundred video productions. He combines artistic flair with technical mastery to create emotions through music and film. He has produced for numerous artists and as a performer, Alex has appeared in over 60 countries with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Courtney Pine and many more.

Latin Jazz Masterclass - Unlocking the Magic of Improvisation

Description:

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of jazz music in our Jazz Masterclass: "Unlocking the Magic of Improvisation." Whether you're an aspiring jazz musician, a seasoned player, or simply a jazz enthusiast, this masterclass is designed to elevate your understanding and performance of this timeless musical genre.

In this immersive masterclass, you will:

1. Explore Jazz Fundamentals:

- Dive into the rich history and evolution of jazz.

- Gain insights into the essential elements of jazz music, including harmony, rhythm, and melody.

- Learn about the legendary jazz artists who shaped the genre.

2. Master the Art of Improvisation:

- Discover the secrets of improvisation, a cornerstone of jazz.

- Develop your improvisational skills through guided exercises and techniques.

- Explore different improvisational styles, from traditional to contemporary.

3. Jazz Theory Demystified:

- Demystify complex jazz theory concepts in an accessible way.

- Learn about chord progressions, scales, and modes crucial for jazz improvisation.

- Apply theoretical knowledge to enhance your improvisational prowess.

4. Develop Your Personal Style:

- Cultivate your individual voice and style as a jazz musician.

- Understand how to infuse your emotions and personality into your playing.

- Gain confidence in your improvisational abilities.

This Jazz Masterclass is suitable for musicians of all levels, from beginners looking to start their jazz journey to experienced players seeking to refine their skills. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of experience and a deep passion for jazz, ensuring a transformative learning experience.

Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the world of jazz, connect with fellow musicians, and refine your improvisational skills. Join us for a weekend of musical exploration and inspiration at our Jazz Masterclass. Let's swing together!

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Omar Puente/Alex Wilson Quartet

The Verdict Revival presents

Omar Puente & Alex Wilson Quartet Live at The Verdict Jazz Club

Friday December 8

Free Masterclass at 6pm, Doors 7.30 pm Show 8.30pm

Omar Puente - Violin & Vocals

Alex Wilson - Piano

Edwin Sanz - Percussion

Dimitris Christopoulos - Bass

These two award-winning artists come together for a special collaboration combining their intense musical energies, enhanced by bass virtuoso Dimitris Christopoulos and Venezuelan percussion powerhouse, Edwin Sanz. This show provides a unique opportunity to hear these musicians, spanning repertoire from their multitude of Latin Jazz albums. Alex and Omar have collectively performed with Wynton Marsalis, Courtney Pine, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tito Puente and a whole host of other Jazz/Latin luminaries.

They appeared on a joint billing at the Glastonbury Festival 2022 and these performances promise to take the audience on a joyful, whirlwind journey of musical exuberance.

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The GAB Trio

Saturday December 9

Doors 7pm Show 8.30pm

 

Gianluca Corona: guitar (Al Di Meola)

Steve Taylor: Cajon/percussion (Nigel Price, Ian Shaw)

Clement Regert: guitar (Marcus Strickland, Wild Card)

The GAB trio is a a guitar duo + cajon/percussion, the sound is BIG, playing an audience friendly mix of flamenco/Brazilian infused tunes & reworked pop numbers.

"The GAB Trio put on a thrilling gig which blended the boundaries of jazz, samba, tango, flamenco, and bossa nova. Guitarists Gianluca Corona and Clement Regertwere joined by Steve Taylor on percussion, and each musician's sophisticated respect for world musical traditions was matched by their virtuosic improvisational abilities." Jazzwise

"The trio is creating and improvising at a level of communication that’s very impressive..."

Blues & Soul Magazine

Clement Regert is an official AER Amplification & Godin guitars endorsee.

Clement Regert is a French guitarist from Paris. Since he moved to London in 2005, Clement has played in numerous venues and festivals in the UK such as The London jazz Festival, London Latin-Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott, 606 club, Pizza Express Soho, Cadogan Hall, The Jazz café, the Canary Wharf jazz Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival and collaborated with the likes of Marcus Strickland, Tim Garland, Binker Goldings, Imaani, Dennis Rollins, Denys Baptiste, Trevor Mires, Snow boy, Ross Stanley, or Paul Booth to name just a few.

Clement Regert is Broadly travelling the same nu-Jazz path as Italy's Nicola Conte but takes a better solo." Evening Standard

“Regert’s guitar playing is always fluent and on the mark and the music he writes is irresistibly lively” Jazzwise

Contact

The Verdict,
159 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JB, UK

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