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The Jazz Cafe announce Milestones album series

The North London venue launches a concert programme dedicated to key albums in the history of jazz

London’s Jazz Cafe has announced a new live series called Milestones starting in January 2017. 12 albums will be performed (that's one each week) by a group of contemporary players drawn from a rotating line-up including Ashley Henry (of Ashley Henry Trio), Nubya Garcia (of Theon Cross Trio) and Nick Walters (of Ruby Rushton and Riot Jazz), plus special guests TBC. Albums scheduled to be performed include Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie’s Bird And Diz, Sonny Rollins's Saxophone Colossus, Ornette Coleman’s The Shape Of Jazz To Come, Miles Davis’s Kind Of Blue and Madlib’s Shades Of Blue.

The series will kick off with an Ahmad Jamal special on 9 January.