Lowestoft Jazz Weekend

14--16 September, 2018

Ipswich Jazz Festival

22-24 June, 2018

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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


The Kristian Borring Trio

The Danish guitarist and composer returns to Milestones to steer a steady course through elaborate and gently propulsive original material from his new album. Influenced by the thoughtful and tasteful styles of Jim Hall, Pat Metheny and John Abercrombie, Borring’s clear-sighted improvisations navigate melodic grooves and rich harmony with vibrant support from the great Dave Whitford (double bass) and Jon Scott (drums).

Watch YouTube footage of Kristian here and visit his website here

Admission - £7 / £6 (concession)

“...hyper-cool and low-key approach to jazz guitar, but with warmth, confidence and a rhythmic hipness that's thoroughly contemporary“
The Guardian

‘…a rising talent on the new London jazz scene…’
Time Out

'…mixes post bop lines with more contemporary abstract sounds…’
Jazzwise magazine

Reg Webb
(17 May 1947-28 January 2018)

We were privileged to have the soulful, funny, charismatic and very talented Reg Webb play at Milestones many times over the last 20 years, always pushing the music in unexpected directions and exciting the audience - he'll be missed.

An accurate summing-up of Reg's many qualities here and an interview with him here

Roswell Rudd
(1935- 2017)

Sunny Murray
(1936- 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)