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Welcome to Milestones Jazz Club, since 1996 Lowestoft's premier jazz venue!

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.

Milestones is 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 join our extensive mailing list please click here


*** NEXT GIG: SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER ***



The Sirkis/Bialas
International Quartet


Israeli drummer and composer Asaf Sirkis has long been a key player on the UK jazz scene and at this Milestones debut he co-leads his dynamic ECM-influenced band with Polish singer Sylwia Bialas. A colourful and constantly grooving group that moves from delicate ballads to high-energy electric lines and all points in between. Original contemporary jazz also featuring the great Frank Harrison (piano) and Kevin Glasgow (bass).

Watch youTube footage of Sirkis / Bialas IQ here and vist Asaf Sirkis' website here

“Sirkis is not only an inventive drummer but also a composer of rigour, wit and surprising delicacy”
Mojo magazine

“Sirkis sounding creatively freer and more dramatically inventive than ever on drums”
The Guardian

“A master of creative surprise, it’s on the edge of your seat listening when Asaf’s in town”
Bill Bruford, drummer

“Asaf Sirkis has earned a reputation as one of the world’s premier drummers”
All About Jazz

“There`s an almost devotional intensity to her singing that rarely fails to deliver”
Jazzwise magazine

“Her voice is an astounding instrument, crystal clear throughout its wide range, with a very sparing use of a tight, controlled vibrato. She can whisper as easily as soar, and Polish never sounded so enchanting”
All About Jazz

Admission - £7 / £6 (concession)




Fats Domino
(1928-2017)

 



Grady Tate
(1932-2017)

 

 

"OK, we're in a recession. Now you can all know what it's like to be jazz musicians".

Saxophonist Gilad Atzmon to the audience at The Bath Festival, 25 May 2008, quoted in The Guardian (31 May 2008)

 

The 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)

 

"The blues is real, it’s not perverted or thought about, it’s 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".

John Lennon interviewed by Jann S Wenner, ‘Rolling Stone’ (1970)