Pictures courtesy of Mike Strutt

Smalls is a mainstream jazz venue that runs from October to May with gigs at fortnightly intervals.

Smalls has recently moved to new premises at the Verdict – a purpose built jazz venue still in central Brighton. The jazz is acoustic with capacity for 60 people, housed in a cellar / basement with an intimate and atmospheric feel. The upstairs cafe provides high quality food throughout the week and on jazz evenings food is available. Smalls has been running since 2010 and during that time has attracted a core group of jazz fans who have become regular supporters. It attracts top UK, American and European musicians supported by the Smalls rhythm section.

It is a place where people can relax and at the same time enjoy some of the best music on the circuit. This year’s programme is no exception with an impressive line-up of regular and new faces. The rhythm section – piano, bass and rhythm guitar with occasional drums – is the mainstay of the club and helps make the place swing. So why not visit us if you haven’t been before. Take a look at the programme and listen to some great music.

dennis and liz simpson