Verdict Jazz: Preserving the Soul of Jazz Music

by Verdict Jazz in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Verdict Jazz: Preserving the Soul of Jazz Music

Total raised £11,847

raised so far



Join us in preserving the vibrant legacy of jazz music at Verdict Jazz!

by Verdict Jazz in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 18th March 2024 we'd raised £11,534 with 189 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

With the extra funds, we can expand our project's reach and impact! Our bigger plans include launching additional community initiatives, investing in technology upgrades to enhance user experience, and scaling up our outreach efforts to connect with more supporters. Your continued pledges will enable us to achieve these goals and make a greater difference together. Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us closer to realizing our vision. Thank you for your ongoing support!

🎺 **Verdict Jazz: Preserving the Soul of Jazz Music** 🎶

Join us in preserving the vibrant legacy of jazz music at Verdict Jazz! Our crowdfunding project aims to support the continued growth and impact of our organization in celebrating this timeless art form


**Protecting, securing and improving**

16% of UK Grassroots Music Venues were Lost in the Last 12 Months

125 Spaces Permanently Closed to Live Music.

4000 Jobs Lost

14,500 Events No Longer Possible

193,230 Opportunities Lost for Musicians

38% of Remaining Venues Post Financial Loss – Whole Sector Records 0.5% Profit Margin on £501m Turnover Despite Increased Ticket Demand. (Music Venue Trust) 2023 annual report)


For the last 12 years The Verdict has been an internationally renowned hub of Jazz and the creative performance arts, hosting many established and emerging artists that work within all aspects of the music and creative industries

As running costs rise up to 30% in some cases it has become increasingly difficult to maintain fundamental expenses, such as utilities, musicians fees, and various running costs.

Help us to sustain Verdict Jazz as a top level grass roots music venue in this financially challenging time. 


🎷 **About Verdict Jazz:** 

The Verdict is a multi award winning grass roots music venue, the only full time Jazz venue outside of London in the South of England, it has been named as one of the 10 top jazz clubs in Europe by The Guardian also being nominated as Jazz Venue of the year by the All Party Parlimentary Jazz Awards in 2022 and 2023. Weekly hosting the best in jazz music with top International acts, playing blues, swing, funk, Latin Jazz and fusion.

In 2023 we hosted 165 Performances, workshops, masterclasses bringing world class music and education to Brighton and the South of England for thousands of attendees while continuing our position as a vital and key music venue in the National and International touring network for 100's of musicians.

Verdict Jazz is dedicated to honoring the rich history and cultural significance of jazz through live performances, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives. Based in the heart of Brighton, our organization is committed to keeping the spirit of jazz alive.


🎹 **Our Mission:** 

Through captivating performances, engaging workshops, and meaningful collaborations, Verdict Jazz seeks to inspire, educate, and connect audiences of all ages and backgrounds with the beauty and diversity of jazz music.


🎵 **How You Can Help:** 

By supporting our crowdfunding campaign, you'll enable us to:

1. **Expand Performance Opportunities:** 

   - Provide more opportunities for emerging and established jazz musicians to showcase their talent on stage.

2. **Enhance Educational Programs:** 

   - Develop innovative educational resources and workshops to introduce jazz to new audiences and deepen the understanding of its history and significance.

3. **Strengthen Community Engagement:** 

   - Partner with local schools, community events, and organizations to bring the joy of jazz music to underserved communities through free concerts, workshops, and outreach programs.

🎼 **Why Jazz Matters:** 

Jazz is more than just music; it's a language of expression, a cultural bridge, and a symbol of freedom and creativity. By supporting Verdict Jazz, you're not just investing in music – you're investing in the soul of a global community united by the love of jazz.

🌟 **Join the Rhythm:** 

Become a part of our jazz family and help us continue to spread the magic of jazz music far and wide. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference in our mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate jazz.

🎶 **Let's Make Jazz History Together:** 

Support Verdict Jazz today and be a part of the movement to keep the jazz legacy alive and thriving. Together, let's write the next chapter in the story of jazz music!



We urgently need £10k to keep us running effectively and keep live music going at Verdict Jazz


£3k to run/promote a continued music programme for musicians/artists

£2k to allow a budget marketing, publicity & advertising

£3k for urgent repairs, upkeep, machinery and maintenance

£2k utilities and business rates 

Thank you.

Tristan Banks


Verdict Jazz



This project offered rewards

£1,500 or more

Become a Verdict Jazz Uber Patron

Unlimited entry for up to 4 people for 1 year and you will have your name on our website and the Patrons list on the wall at The Verdict

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Verdict Jazz Tote Bag

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Verdict Jazz Beanie

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Verdict Jazz Baseball Cap

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Verdict Jazz T-Shirt

£60 or more

£60 Reward

Verdict Jazz Hoodie

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Jazz + Dinner at any show for 2

£150 or more

£150 Reward

1 year Verdict Jazz Membership

£500 or more

Become a Verdict Jazz Patron

As a patron you will have your name on our website and the Patrons list on the wall at The Verdict

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