Here are a selection of the themed shows available. For further information or to book a show, contact Craig Milverton via the contact link.
‘Tribute To Oscar Peterson’ Show
Craig Milverton is firmly established as one of Britain’s Top Jazz Pianists. "A master of whatever he chooses to perform", Humphrey Lyttleton, "An extravagantly gifted pianist with an unrivalled sense of swing" Jazz CD of the Month, Dave Gelly, The Observer. "The best pianist to come along in Britain in the last 2 decades, and the nearest to the great Oscar Peterson" Digby Fairweather. Just three of the quotes extolling Craigs jazz talent. This has been recognised by winning the Jazz Piano Category of The British Jazz Awards in 2010.
In his latest project, 'A Tribute To Oscar Peterson' Craig pays homage to probably the greatest of all Jazz Pianists, and his biggest influence, Oscar Peterson. This show highlights all the great recordings of Oscar from his biggest hit 'Tenderly', to his best selling Album 'Night Train' and also focuses on his great compositions including ‘The Canadiana Suite’ celebrating his homeland of Canada.
Craig recorded his tribute to Oscar in 2007 and has received top reviews in all the Jazz Press and featured at some big festivals including Brecon, London and Swanage and has performed at many top venues including Ronnie Scotts, Dean St Pizza Express and the Concorde Club. This concert is a must for all Peterson fans and all those people who love Jazz that swings.
Appearing with Craig are three of the most talented musicians on the jazz scene, Dominic Ashworth on Guitar, winner of the Jazz Guitar Award in the 2006 British Jazz Awards, Al Swainger, on Double Bass and Nick Millward on Drums.
To see Craig playing at Andover Lights, Hampshire,in his tribute to Oscar Peterson click here
The trio playing Oscar Peterson's 'Halleujah Time' at The Meeting House Art Centre, Ilminster
THE DALE MILVERTON QUARTET
"jazz music from anyone's premier league."
Digby Fairweather, November 2010.
New CD out now - 'Bring Back the Burch'
Featuring tunes written by the late John Burch, and in particular, the music he wrote for the great British tenor player, Dick Morrissey.
The quartet features four of the South West's leading jazz musicians:-
Martin Dale - Saxophones (former member of John Burch's Octet)
Craig Milverton - Piano (Winner Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards)
Kevin Sanders - Bass
Coach York - Drums
Joined on three tracks by special guest Derek Nash - Saxophones (Member of the Jools Holland Orchestra)
The quartet are available for gigs in clubs, festivals and functions etc.
To see them playing at the Barbican Jazz Festival click here
"With ORGANOLOGY the West Country jazz scene just got a lot more exciting!"
Jim Mullen September 2010.
Three of the South West's leading jazz musicians, Craig Milverton, Neil Burns and Coach York, with their classic swing/groove/hammond trio have just released their first CD, ORGANOLOGY and are available for bookings at jazz clubs, festivals and tours.
Check them out at www.organology.co.uk
Where you can read the rest of Jim Mullen's comments, listen to samples from the CD, and find out more about the band.
Jazz Piano Legends- Solo Piano Show
Craig pays homage to 16 of the great piano players from James P Johnson through to Bill Evans. In this show, Craig discusses each artist, their style and the developments in piano techniques through each artist. An ideal show for concerts or masterclasses and demonstrates Craig’s thorough grasp of jazz piano through the ages.