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Welcome to Milestones Jazz Club, since 1996 Lowestoft's premier
Whilst catering to a
wide range of styles, Milestones highlights the more modern end
of the jazz spectrum in an informal, friendly atmosphere. From small
trios to 18-piece big bands, we feature everything from bebop to
hard bop, latin to fusion, cool jazz to free jazz. For details of
our next gig see below
World class musicians
performing in recent years have included Peter King, Don Weller,
Ingrid Laubrock, Henry Lowther, Jack Parnell, Jim Mullen, Roger
Beaujolais, Polly Gibbons and The Eastern Bloc Big Band.
resident at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft and opens
its doors at 8pm on the first Sunday of every month with
an admission price of £7 or £6 concessions - no club membership
necessary. For enquiries, information on how to find us or to
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*** NEXT GIG: SUNDAY 2 AUGUST ***
Andy Champion Trio
The return by popular demand of the gifted young singer from Newcastle
with a deeply expressive and agile quality. The influence of Sarah
Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and Anita O'Day are mixed with a healthy
dose of the blues on a repertoire of American songbook classics
and striking original material. Sympathetic support from the endlessly
resourceful Andy Champion (double bass), Phil Brooke (guitar)
and Brian McAllister (drums).
Listen to Zoe here
and watch YouTube footage here
wider recognition and a major record deal. An excellent CD"
Courtney Pine, BBC Radio 2
"Sparkling debut by an exuberant singer whose lively personality
comes across on every track. Sheer enjoyment throughout"
Jazz UK magazine
"Modern, mature... swings like a bell"
Carol Kidd MBE, singer
"An impressive performance from a sophisticated young
singer. Her voice has real character. Powerfully sultry and expertly
Jazz Journal International
"A wide vocal range, warm timbre and clear diction which
she uses skilfully to unveil her moods. It's clear that she's
already found her own voice"
All About Jazz USA
Admission - £7 / £6 (concession)
we're in a recession. Now you can all know what it's like to be
Gilad Atzmon to the audience at The Bath Festival, 25 May 2008,
quoted in The Guardian (31 May 2008)
refrain will be coming soon: that's the part I like the best and
the abrupt way in which it flings itself forward, like a cliff against
the sea. For the moment it's the jazz that's playing; there's no
melody, only notes, a host of little jolts. They know no rest, an
unchanging order gives birth to them and destroys them, without
ever giving them time to recover, to exist for themselves. They
run, they hurry, they strike me with a sharp blow in passing and
are obliterated. I should quite like to hold them back, but I know
that if I managed to stop one, nothing would remain between my fingers
but a vulgar, doleful sound. I must accept their death; I must even
will it; I know of few harsher or stronger impressions.
From 'La Nausée', Jean-Paul Sartre (1938)
blues is real, its not perverted or thought about, its
not a concept. It is a chair, not a design for a chair, or a better
chair or a bigger chair or a chair with leather on ... it is the
first chair. It is a chair for sitting on, not for looking at or
being appreciated. You sit on that music".
Lennon interviewed by Jann S Wenner, Rolling Stone (1970)