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The Verdict Jazz Jam

John Banks - bass

Tristan Banks - drums

 

The Verdict Jazz Jam, opening the doors to the local community of musicians to play and make new connections in brighton’s buzzing jazz scene free entry doors 7pm music from 9pm

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Greg Heath Quartet Live at The Verdict Jazz Club

 

 

Greg Heath - tenor saxophone

Special Guest - Carl Orr - guitar

Terry Seabrook - organ

Nick Smalley - drums

 

New Zealand born tenor saxophonist Greg Heath has been resident in the UK since 1986 and has worked with a wide range of jazz and popular musicians, including Dr John, Jimmy Cliff, Omar Hakim, Rachael Z, Nile Rogers, Paz, Mica Paris, Maceo Parker and Joan Armatrading.

As well as a composer and leading his own quartet with an album release Fact & Fiction. He is also a founding member of UK Jazz supergroup Hexagonal.

The quartet will be perform a mixture of original material composed by Greg & Carl as well as some modern standards.

Australian Guitarist/composer Carl Orr has performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the world including Billy Cobham,George Duke, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Gary Husband, Don Grusin and Bennie Maupin.

 

Nick Smalley - Drums & Percussion

Nick studied percussion with Dave Hassell in his native Manchester, before going on to graduate from Leeds College of Music in 2002, having been awarded the John Scheerer Prize for Kit Drums in the previous year. Nick studied with Tony Mann and Paul Clarvis during this time, and was a member, along with Garry Jackson, of the Chris Issac Quartet which came second in the Perrier Young Jazz Awards ensemble category in 2000. He also plays drums in the Paul Wilkinson Trio with Garry Jackson.

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Mario Bakuna Live at The Verdict Jazz Club

 

Mario Bakuna on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals

After sold-out nights in the UK, Portugal, France and the Netherlands, Mario Bakuna has the pleasure to perform this concert for the first time in Brighton and invites the audience to celebrate one of the greatest Brazilian musicians of all times.

João Gilberto, the great pioneer and father of Bossa Nova in Brazil in the late fifties, is the focus of this special concert performed on guitar and vocals by Mario Bakuna. Featuring reinterpretations and Mario’s own compositions, the audience will be treated to traditional elements of samba, syncopated rhythms of plucked chords, along with more contemporary jazz.

Mario Bakuna is a London-based Brazilian composer, singer and guitar player, with twenty years of professional experience. He is a graduate of the Free University of Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whilst there he studied with musicians such as Olmir Stocker, Roberto Sion and Roberto Bomilcar. His study focuses on Afro-Brazilian music, Samba, Jazz and Bossa Nova. He travelled to Europe to expand his research, and since settling in London Mario has become one the most prominent names and a reference in Brazilian Music in England. Mario widely performs in Europe at distinguished stages together with artists such as Jean Toussaint, Liam Noble, Ricardo dos Santos, Edmundo Carneiro, Cacau Queiroz, Alain Jean Marie, Dudu Penz, and Filó Machado. Discography: Where Rio de Janeiro Meets Bahia and Brazilian Landscapes.

The Verdict Jazz Jam

John Banks - bass

Tristan Banks - drums

 

The Verdict Jazz Jam, opening the doors to the local community of musicians to play and make new connections in brighton’s buzzing jazz scene free entry doors 7pm music from 9pm

The Verdict Jazz Jam

John Banks - bass

Tristan Banks - drums

 

The Verdict Jazz Jam, opening the doors to the local community of musicians to play and make new connections in brighton’s buzzing jazz scene free entry doors 7pm music from 9pm