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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.

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To attend Milestones concerts you can pay on the door or book online here

Milestones is resident at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft and opens its doors at 7pm on the first Sunday of every month with an admission price of usually £14 or £7 for under 25s - no club membership necessary. For enquiries, information on how to find us or to join our extensive mailing list please click here

Sunday 3 March

7pm doors, 7.30pm start

Kevin Flanagan

Hard swinging US tenor saxophonist Kevin Flanagan teams up with the original compositions of Q3 pianist Martin Hallmark, combining elements of funk, latin and fusion with intricate melodies influenced by Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, Marcus Miller and Robert Glasper. Quietly pulsating, mercurial grooves that never lose their sense of urgency. With the great Tiago Coimbra (bass) and Oscar Reynolds (drums).


Visit Q3’s website here, watch YouTube footage here and listen to Q3 here.


“…instantly accessible, original compositions…played deftly with passion as well as eyebrow raising virtuosity from these gifted, empathetic musicians”
Nigel Price, award winning jazz guitarist

"Beautiful changes combined with contemporary grooves. The songs are intricately crafted without sounding obviously complex - just listen and enjoy it!"
Tom O'Grady, Resolution 88

"This music has an urgency and intelligence that demands close listening"
David Ellingham, Local Secrets

Admission £14 / £7 (U25) on the door or book online here


Ivars Galenieks


"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)


"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones".

John Cage quoted in 'Conversing with Cage', Richard Kostelanetz (1988)

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