John Martin Quartet at Lowestoft on Sunday

PUBLISHED: 09:22 29 April 2011

John Martin Quartet

John Martin Quartet


THIS month’s concert at Milestones Jazz Club on Sunday features the first local appearance by a young saxophonist leading some of the UK’s finest up and coming jazz musicians – The John Martin Quartet.

London-based tenor saxophonist and composer John Martin performs original material and a smattering of standards from his quartet’s debut album, Dawning.

His writing has strong melodic content inspired by Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and Jan Garbarek. His influences on saxophone include Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano and UK players like Bobby Wellins and Julian Arguelles.

“This is a lovely bunch of musicians and the last few gigs have made me very excited about the potential for the future,” said John. “I’m very much looking forward to the concert at Milestones.”

The band’s collective CV includes touring and recording in the UK and Europe with diverse artists such as Tom Jones, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, Nick Cave, Lily Allen, Kenny Wheeler and Tim Garland.

John also played on the Mercury Prize nominated album by Guillemots’, Through The Window Pane.

The band’s full line-up features John Martin (tenor sax), Jonjo Grisdale (piano), Tim Fairhall (double bass) and Andy Ball (drums).

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).

Milestones Jazz Club takes place in a basement room that requires the use of stairs. If you have a disability please contact or (01502) 568684 for more info and help in entering the building.

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