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Rare chance to hear adventurous singer

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:32 05 July 2010

Orla Murphy performs at the Milestones Jazz Club this Sunday night

Orla Murphy performs at the Milestones Jazz Club this Sunday night

MILESTONES Jazz Club welcomes a rising star and an internationally recognised pianist this weekend.

On Sunday night The Orla Murphy Quartet featuring Giovanni Mazzarino are set to appear on the club's stage.

MILESTONES Jazz Club welcomes a rising star and an internationally recognised pianist this weekend.

On Sunday night The Orla Murphy Quartet featuring Giovanni Mazzarino are set to appear on the club's stage.

Singer Orla Murphy's subtle, dark-hued voice and emotionally adventurous approach to jazz is fast making a name for her in UK jazz circles.

She was born and raised in Belfast, and became involved in the city's influential jazz scene before pursuing a singing career in New York. Now living in London, she has developed an engaging, tonal quality through a repertoire of fresh and imaginative arrangements featuring great American standards and newer material by Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell.

She has performed throughout the UK, Ireland and Italy and this national tour sees her promoting her recently released debut album, Wishful Thinking.

Especially for this tour her dynamic supporting band, which includes bassist Steve Rose and drummer Andy Trim, will feature one of Europe's finest jazz pianists. Italian Giovanni Mazzarino is an extremely inventive musician, who has worked with legendary names such as Mark Murphy, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Steve Swallow, Jimmy Cobb and Adam Nussbaum.

This will be the quartet's only concert in East Anglia and will take place at the Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft, from 8pm.

Admission is £7 and £6 for concessions.

To listen to Orla Murphy's music visit www.myspace.com/ommurphy or www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk

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