With three major new jazz festivals, a new purpose-built jazz club, top-class big bands, a thriving jazz school and a wealth of grassroots players and gigs, jazz has never been stronger or better represented in the Brighton area.

Yet it can still be hard for new acts to break through to connect with audiences outside London, and many younger music fans are often unaware of the wealth of great young players currently moving the music forwards, and see jazz as something belonging to an older generation.

New Generation Jazz is a new, Arts-council supported project that will start to build some bridges. The aim is twofold – to help young artists develop audiences outside the capital, and to introduce young people in Brighton and the South-East to jazz and demonstrate what a vital, living tradition it is today.

There will be a year-long programme of monthly gigs, starting in October 2015 showcasing the very best in rising UK talent.

Each gig will be on the last Friday of every month at the Verdict Jazz Club.

The tickets will be held at a low price for students and young people.

Each of the featured artists will also lead a workshop in one of the schools and colleges across the city, giving our young musicians some hands-on experience of what it’s like to play jazz.

New Generation has partnered with educators, promoters and festivals in Brighton and beyond. The project will foster links between the many different participants in the local scene, and the City’s educators, to ensure the continuation of the music we all love into the New Generation.

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Mar 2, 2022

Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet

Jan 28, 2022
  The Progress Theatre


Jan 20, 2022
  The Bulls Head

Hannah Horton Quartet

Feb 27, 2022
  Colchester Arts Jazz Club

Art Themen Quartet

Jan 21, 2022
  The Bulls Head


Jan 27, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe

Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace Valentine’s Day – Love Go Round

Feb 14, 2022
  The Pheasantry, PizzaExpress King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT

Jazz In The Round – Celebrating 10 Years

Jan 31, 2022
  The Cockpit

Komodo Horns + Francesca Confortini

Jan 19, 2022
  Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho)


Feb 4, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe


Apr 21, 2022


Jan 18, 2022
  The Roundhouse


Feb 4, 2022

Dom Pipkin & The Ikos Trio

Jan 20, 2022
  Boston Room at George IV

Julian Costello Quartet

Jan 20, 2022
  Spice of Life

Maddalena Ghezzi and Ruth Goller

Feb 19, 2022
  Hundred Years Gallery

Maddalena Ghezzi, Thodoris Ziarkas, Maurizio Ravalico

Mar 4, 2022
  Hundred Years Gallery

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