The Kristian Borring Trio to play next Milestones Jazz Club concert

PUBLISHED: 14:44 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:49 26 March 2018

Kristian Borring is to play at the next Milestones Jazz Club concert on Easter Sunday. PICTURE: John Foster

Kristian Borring is to play at the next Milestones Jazz Club concert on Easter Sunday. PICTURE: John Foster


A rising star in the world of jazz is to return to Milestones Jazz Club.

The Kristian Borring Trio, led by guitarist Kristian Borring, will play in Lowestoft on Sunday, April 1, for the first time since 2013.

The Danish guitarist’s last appearance at the jazz club saw him translate the work of bebop piano legened Bud Powell to his own guitar led trio.

This time, Borring will be entertaining guests with his own original material from his upcoming fourth album, Live at The Vortex, alongside clear-sighted improvisations that are both elaborate and gently propulsive.

A spokesman said: “The lyrical intensity, melodic grooves and rich harmony of Borring’s compositions often hide a complexity of changing time signatures and shifting forms that are an attempt to envision 21st century jazz while acknowledging its rich tradition.”

He has also been described as having a “hyper-cool and low-key approach to jazz guitar, but with warmth, confidence and a rhythmic hipness that’s thoroughly contemporary” by the Guardian.

Originally from Denmark, Borring studied bebop and contemporary jazz guitar at Koninklijk Conservatorium in Dutch city of The Hague and at Conservatorium van Amsterdam alongside Dutch guitar master Jesse van Ruller.

He was then invited to continue his studies at Guildhall School of Music in London.

Now based in the capital, Borring has performed across the UK and throughout Europe alongside a range of musicians from The Puppini Sisters to Kenny Wheeler and Bobby Wellins, touching on everything from modern house and soul music to folk and jazz.

Borring cites his main inifluences as guitarists Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery and Pat Metheny, and jazz legends Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins.

The trio’s full line-up includes some of London jazz’s finest young players, including Dave Whitford on double bass and Jon Scott on drums.

The gig will take place at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft, and doors will open at 8pm. Tickets are £7, with discounted tickets for concessions priced at £6.

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