We promote the best in live modern jazz in the Reading and Thames Valley area. We’re passionate about jazz and want you to share our enjoyment.
Jazz at Progress
The 2017 Jazz at Progress season commences on Friday 27 January with the Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet plus special guest Martin Shaw. Keep visiting our Jazz at Progress pages for more information about this gig and others planned for later in the year – or Join our Mailing List and we’ll keep you up to date.
The Progress Theatre has been beautifully described by the guitarist John Etheridge as a ‘bijou theatrette’. The convivial environment of the venue, with its excellent sound and lighting, has a special atmosphere. ‘Audiences listen here,’ commented one musician who regularly plays at illustrious jazz spots like Ronnie Scott’s in London. ‘We’re not competing against people talking, plates clattering or glasses tinkling. We can just get on and play.’ Jazz multi-instrumentalist Ben Holder said, after his outstanding gig at the Progress in November 2016: ‘We had a blast; it’s a great venue and a brill audience!’
Jazz Gig Calendar
When you’re in the mood to listen to live jazz, check out lots of other gigs in the area in our brand new Jazz Gig Calendar. The calendar listings are compiled and edited by our listings editors, Paul Johnson and Jim Wade. If you’re a musician, promoter or venue owner, you can submit your gig to the calendar via the Submit Your Gig link below left.
Jam in Reading
Come along and play or sing – or just listen – at one of our regular monthly Jam in Reading jam sessions at the Global Café.
Promote Your Gig
We can help you promote your jazz gigs, at a realistic and very reasonable cost. We have a growing mailing list of 850+ jazz fans in the Reading and Thames Valley area, and active Facebook and Twitter feeds, taking our reach to well over 1,800 jazz lovers in the region. Musicians, bands, venues and promoters can contact us to find out more via the Promote Your Gig link below left.