If some smooth crooning or a bit of scat man is right up your street, you're in luck.

We've scoured the saxiest haunts in the city to bring you ... dum dum dum ... the ultimate guide to the best Jazz nights in Brighton.

The Verdict is one of Team Wriggle's favourite spots in Brighton – an uber-cool jazz club-cum-cafe-bar, serving up tasty food, good vibes, and incredible tunes. The Jazz Club itself is a beautifully soundproofed, purpose-built auditorium that can comfortably seat 60 people. In residence at this cosy underground venue is an Offenbach piano, bass amp, drum kit and PA, making it a dynamic multi-functional space that's played host to some of the finest jazz musicians in the world. If you're after a fabulous evening of live music, The Verdict is the perfect place for you; it is widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz venues in Europe, by musicians, guests and press – get down there and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about.

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One of Brighton’s classiest establishments, Bohemia is a hidden gem. Tucked away in the South Lanes, this is the perfect setting for that romantic first date, especially on a Thursday where you’ll find their jazz lounge and candle lit tables. Where they really excel is in their extensive cocktail and drinks menu - a real spectacle as most are served on dry ice. The porn-star martini floats a decadent combination of champagne, Absolut vanilla and passion fruit. The Smoked Coffee Old Fashioned packs a punch with spiced syrup and cinnamon bitters. What Bohemia bartenders don’t know about booze isn’t worth knowing. They rise to the challenge with stunning arrangements - not to mention the incredible Bakewell Sour, made with egg whites and bourbon infused cherries.

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Casablanca Jazz Club is a Brighton institution unto its own. Raved about for its late night live music and heady party nights, you’ll find this lively haunt just off the seafront and regularly packed with students, live music lovers and those looking for a fun-filled time. With two floors of boogieing space and a truckload of drinks deals, we urge you to head down for one of their infamous jazz nights. Scatting and bebop'ing is highly recommended.

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The Paris House is a French-styled cafe-bar bringing the continent to the Brighton & Hove border. This is a pub with character and characters. They wholeheartedly support live music and host seven free live performances every week - ranging from Gypsy Jazz, to Cuban to French Chanson. Go along for a feet taping, bum wiggling good time, but don't forget to buy a drink to keep those charming barkeeps in business.

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Looking like a 1930s gin palace, this rambling Lanes boozer with heady burlesque decor has conspiratorial nooks to neck a few cocktails in. Best of all, they host a jazz night every Tuesday. Headed up by Beats 'N' Pieces, the cover everything from J Dilla and A Tribe Called Quest to Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis.

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The Nightingale Room is an extravagant performance venue nestled above The Grand Central. They regularly play host to an impeccable array of events, from cabaret to jazz, and from theatre to comedy, they showcase some of the best arts talents in the country. You’ll feel like you’re stepping right into the 1920s with the Nightingale’s plush, exuberant interiors and lavish gin bar. Sup on a botanical infused cocktail or two for a roaring good time.

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Published -29th August 2018