Craig Milverton Trio
Wednesday 17 January 2018 8.30pm Toorak Hotel, Torquay
Craig Milverton is one of Britain’s finest Jazz Pianists and this was recognised in 2010 by winning Best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz Awards and 10 Awards with Digby Fairweather and his Half Dozen in the Best Small Group Category. At this years British Jazz Awards he came 2 in The Small Group Category With Digby Fairweathers Band, 3rd in the Best Small Group Recording with Bruce Adams and 5th in the Piano Category.
He also has many projects , including Trichotism alongside the Brilliant Award Winning Guitarist Nigel Price based loosely on The Oscar Peterson drumless Trios , His Tribute To Oscar Peterson Show which features the superb Canadian Guitarist Dominic Ashworth , gifted young Ray Brown inspired Bassist Sandy Suchodolski and the great swinging Drummer Nick Millward . Also The Clarinet Maestros featuring 2 of The worlds Top Players, American Ken Peplowski and Julian Stringle who have recorded 2 Aclaimed CDs and Tour the Uk annually . His trio, is often used to back a Host of top names at Clubs and Festivals across the Uk and Europe . Artists include Stacey Kent, Jacqui Dankworth and Scott Hamilton.
He works regularly with Digby Fairweather and his Half Dozen and was accompaniest to Blues Singer George Melly with whom he recorded 3 CD’s one of which featured Van Morrison . He plays regularly at One of the worlds most famous Jazz Clubs Ronnie Scott’s, and has toured and performed at top venues and festivals across the Globe.
Craig’s appearance at the Speakeasy Jazz Club will be with two of the Southwests finest musicians, Jim Rintoul on Bass and Coach York on Drums. The programme will feature an eclectic mix of Standards and Craig’s originals.
“Britain’s nearest to Oscar Peterson” Digby Fairweather
“A master of whatever he chooses to perform, a truly great British Trio” Humphrey Lyttleton
“An extravagantly gifted pianist with an unrivalled swing” Dave Gelly, The Observer Jazz Cd of the month
“A hard swinging pianist whose chops certainly bring to mind, the great Oscar Peterson” Cadence Magazine, USA
“Surely one of the most gifted British pianists with technique and Imagination in abundance” Le Jazz Hot, France
“World class solos… such a gifted all rounder should be cherished by the entire jazz fraternity” Jazz Journal