Tuesday, February 19, 2013


This month’s concert at Milestones Jazz Club on Sunday 3 March features a musician widely recognised as the UK’s outstanding jazz flautist making his Milestones debut - Gareth Lockrane and The Chris Ingham Trio.

The critically admired musician Gareth Lockrane is in a field of his own on the UK jazz circuit playing flute, an instrument which has still not achieved a firm foothold in jazz.
His fluent and endlessly inventive lines avoid cliché and produce genuine excitement with a refreshingly direct approach to modern jazz standards on an arsenal of flutes, showcasing the full range of the instruments possibilities.
Gareth started playing at the age of 10 and discovered jazz at 14, initially inspired by legendary players like Roland Kirk, Bobby Jaspar and James Moody and later falling under the spell of visionaries like Jeremy Steig, Eric Dolphy, Hubert Laws and James Newton.
Studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London and on the Lake Placid Jazz Course in New York with Joe Lovano, Gareth was a finalist in the Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition in 2000 and became heavily involved in the world of music education, teaching to degree level at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trinity College of Music and at the Yehudi Menuhin School.
He brings an extra glow to all his projects which includes running a fleet of different-sized ensembles from the award-winning Hammond organ band Grooveyard to an 18-piece big band sporting some of the sparkiest of London's younger players.
Gareth's own musical style embraces a wide range - sometimes calling on the most labyrinthine of fast-bop ideas, sometimes the looser feel of a mid-1960s Miles Davis work but always with an overt sense of swing.
Gareth's latest CD, 2012's 'The Strut', was voted Jazz Album of the Year by the prestigious music magazine Mojo.
At this concert Gareth will be given the all-important muscular support needed from some of London and East Anglia’s finest players - the trio of pianist Chris Ingham includes the solid double bass of Ivars Galenieks and fiery drumming of Russell Morgan.
The band’s full line-up features Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Chris Ingham (piano), Ivars Galenieks (double bass) and Russell Morgan (drums).

Listen to Gareth Lockrane's music at
http://www.whirlwindrecordings.com/the-strut/ and watch YouTube footage of Gareth at http://www.garethlockrane.com/videos.html or visit the club website at http://www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk

All Milestones gigs are held on the first Sunday of every month and take place at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft with the doors opening at 8pm.

Admission - £7 / £6 (concession).

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