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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


Nigel Price Organ Trio
with Alex Garnett

Amazing guitarist Nigel Price returns to Milestones with one of the most exciting and popular bands in the UK today on a 56-date UK tour with guest tenor saxophonist Alex Garnett. Hard-swinging, bluesy grooves featuring Nigel’s long flowing lines are performed over originals and standards in the spirit of Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith and 1960’s Blue Note jazz. Petrol is thrown on the fire by the great Ross Stanley (Hammond organ) and Matt Home (drums). Not to be missed!

Watch YouTube footage of The Organ Trio here and listen to The Organ Trio by visiting Nigel’s website here. Watch YouTube footage of Alex Garnett here

Admission - £7 / £6 (concession)

"He stands out as a really class performer…With music as good as that so readily available once you know where to find it this self-deprecating country is not such a bad place to live in eh?"
Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2

"… a real killer"
London Evening Standard (CD of the week)

"I first encountered Nigel when I played percussion in The James Taylor Quartet. He blew me away then and he does now"
Snowboy, Blues and Soul magazine

"We all know what an incredible guitarist Nigel Price is, but again the new drums and bass seem to have just supercharged even him and his performance last night was nothing short of amazing!"
Hammondbeat magazine





"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)