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Master guitarist at jazz club

PUBLISHED: 12:10 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 21:59 01 August 2010

AN East Anglian master guitarist will be performing in Lowestoft on Sunday.

Guitarist Phil Brooke has long been the first choice of both local musicians and visiting stars for his tasteful, intelligent playing and sympathetic accompaniment.

AN East Anglian master guitarist will be performing in Lowestoft on Sunday.

Guitarist Phil Brooke has long been the first choice of both local musicians and visiting stars for his tasteful, intelligent playing and sympathetic accompaniment.

But on Sunday there will be a rare opportunity to hear him leading his own band through a programme of standards that explore the rich harmonies, winding lines and direct styles of his main influences - Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow and Joe Pass.

Originally from Leeds, Phil is a classically trained musician who is at home in a wide range of styles from the traditional jazz of The Vintage Hot Orchestra to working with modern stars like Alan Barnes and Digby Fairweather.

As well as being an excellent musician, Phil is a respected teacher and arranger on a number of recording sessions.

Joining Phil at this concert will be trumpet virtuoso Ray Simmons. Ray is well known as an orchestral musician, having been the principal trumpeter with the Royal Philharmonic for nearly two decades, as well as being a prominent instrumental professor.

Also in the band is Ivars Galenieks on double bass and Brian McAllister on drums.

The Phil Brooke Quartet performs at Milestones Jazz Club, the Hotel Hatfield, Lowestoft, on Sunday at 8pm. Admission is £7 or £6 for concessions.


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