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Sunday Brunch at The Ropetackle

    Bandleader and trumpeter Chris Coull hosts a relaxing series of Sunday morning jazz concerts.

    Taking place on the first Sunday of the month, Chris will be joined by a talented local band and special guest musicians, performing a entertaining and varied show each month.

    Start your Sunday the right way with this cool and entertaining morning concert.

    The bar will be open serving teas, coffees, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, plus pastries will be available to purchase.

    Wagner Hall, Brighton

    Tickets available at:

    December 26th

    This special Boxing Day concert sees Chris joined by several multi-award winning musicians, including jazz vocalist Georgia Mancio, world-renowned saxophonist Alan Barnes, and Sussex based pianist Mark Edwards.

    Georgia won the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Vocalist in 2021, Best Album in 2020, and has been nominated for numerous awards at the Jazz FM, British Jazz, and Urban Music Awards. Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and soloist.

    The rest of the band features Mark Edwards (piano), Dan Sheppard (bass), and Dave Ohm (drums)

    “[Mancio] has everything covered – technical mastery, expressive range and a remarkable versatility” ~ ★★★★ The Observer “Impossible not to fall in love with her voice, a magnificent example of strength and talent” ~ Jazz In Europe

    Festive treats will be available to purchase, and the bar will be open.

    February 4th – Imogen Ryall

    Imogen brings her own unique style and interpretations of jazz standards in this five piece ensemble featuring pianist Oli Howe. Imogen regularly plays at Ronnie Scott’s, 606 club and jazz festivals and clubs throughout the UK. Oli Howe has just released his latest album ‘Outta Here’ and is a regular with UK Parliamentary awards winner, YolanDa Brown. With Chris Coull (trumpet), Nigel Thomas (bass) and Angus Bishop (drums)

    March 3rd – Ela Southgate’s Summer Samba

    Ela Southgate is joined by her partner, guitarist Matt Wall to sing and play luscious Latin jazz arrangements and Bossa nova in the Jobim vein. The group are joined by brunch host Chris Coull (flugel horn), George Trebar (double bass) and Angus Bishop on drums and percussion for sumptuous renditions of the jazz music of South America.

    April 7th – Sam Carelse / Jason Henson ensemble

    Since bursting on the jazz scene relatively recently, Sam Carelse has made waves with her string influences from Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Annie Ross. She is joined by partner Jason Henson, a guitar virtuoso and gypsy jazz / swing specialist, host Chris Coull (trumpet) , Rhys Lovell (double bass) and Joe Edwards (drums).