CRAIG MILVERTON’s main influences are Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans and his jazz interest was spawned by his father’s record collection, initially the Boogie Woogie pianists and then Oscar and Ella. Craig began performing in public at the age of 10 in 1977, band he turned professional at 21. He has played with numerous musicians including Pete Allen, Terry Lightfoot, Digby Fairweather, Julian Stringle, George Melly, Alan Barnes, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Jamie Cullum, John Dankworth, Jacqui Dankworth, John Etheridge, Scott Hamilton, Stacey Kent, Peter King, Tina May, Van Morrison, Jim Mullen, Mark Nightingale, Dave O’Higgins, Dick Pearce, Ken Peplowski, Don Rendell, Claire Teal, Clark Tracey, Warren Vache, Anita Wardell, Don Weller, Tommy Whittle and Roy Williams.
“A master of whatever he chooses to perform”- Humphrey Lyttleton. “An extravagantly gifted pianist with an unrivalled sense of swing”- 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