Gigs


Twelfth Night with Jazz | Newbury

Mon 1 May to Sat 6 May | Twelfth Night with Jazz | A dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s perfect play, fuelled by energetic jazz music and re-imagined in the 1920s | Newbury | The Watermill Theatre | Location | Box office 01635 46044 | Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Thurs and Sat matinées 2.30pm,  Sat 6 May 1.30pm and 6.30pm | £15 – £26.50 | Full details


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 2 May | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Olli Martin trombone, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Charlie Hutchinson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park, Wilde Upstairs performance space | 7.30pm | £10.00 (£8.00 in advance) and £5 U18s


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 2 May | Equinox with Debbie Bracknell | Debbie Bracknell vocals, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, Paul Kaluza percussion | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Otto Caretta Band | Shinfield

Thurs 4 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Otto Caretta Band | Otto Caretta saxes, Lloyd Payne trumpet & flugelhorn, Elliott Rooney piano, Nick Hill bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Mark Lewandowski Trio play Fats Waller | Maidenhead

Fri 5 May | Playing Fats Waller | Mark Lewandowski (bass), Liam Noble (piano, fender rhodes), Paul Clarvis (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £14/£12


Jazz at Progress | Partikel with Ant Law: The Counteraction Tour | Buy tickets

Fri 5 May | Progress Theatre, Reading | Partikel with Ant Law: The Counteraction Tour| Max Luther bass, Eric Ford drums, Duncan Eagles sax, Ant Law guitar | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.


An Evening of Swing and Jazz: The MillsTones Big Band | Wokingham

Sat 6 May | An Evening of Swing and Jazz: The MillsTones Big Band | 1st Wokingham Scout Group presents the MillsTones in fund raising concert for scout hut roof replacement | Wokingham | Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose St.| Refreshments served | 6:30 for 7:00pm | £10 | Tickets from  millstones.1stwokingham@gmail.com  or  0797 3952703


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Nigel Price & Vasilis Xenopoulos | Ascot

Sun 7 May | Nigel Price & Vasilis Xenopoulos | Nigel Price guitar, Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Dario Di Lecce bass, Emiliano Caroselli drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 7 May | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Alan Barnes saxes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcom Cliff piano, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | Pangbourne Jazz Club | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Reading

Tues 9 May | Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Jam session with house band, open to singers and instrumentalists | Les Foden saxophone, Mark Burton keyboards, Nick Hill bass, Eddie Hall drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge


Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Iain Ballamy | Bracknell

Fri 12 May | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Iain Ballamy | Iain Ballamy sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park, Recital Room | 7.30pm | £10.00/£5 U18s


Art Themen All Star Band | Goring

Fri 12 May | Art Themen All Star Band | Lianne Carroll vocals, Art Themen saxophones, John Ethelridge guitar, Roger Carey bass, Winston Clifford drums | The Village Hall | Goring | Goring Jazz | 8.00pm | £15


Sunday Jazz Cruise on The Caversham Princess from Caversham Pier | Reading

Sun 14 May | Chris Tummings and the Effra House Jazz band | Sunday Jazz Cruise on The Caversham Princess | from Caversham Pier | Reading | The Caversham Princess | 2:15pm- 5:15pm | £22.50


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 14 May | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason guitar/vocals, Keith Howard bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 – 6.00pm | No charge


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington

Tue 16 May | Digby Fairweather / Julian Stringle Quintet | Digby Fairweather trumpet, Julian Stringle sax/clarinet, Martin Litton piano, Marianne Windham bass, Bobby Worth drums | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington |8.00pm | £12


Rebecca Poole with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Reading

Tue 16 May | Stuart Henderson quartet with special guest star Rebecca Poole | Rebecca Poole vocals, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Hugh Turner guitar, Paul Jeffries bass, Simon Price drums | Henley Road, Playhatch, Reading | The Flowing Spring | 8.30pm | £8.00


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Reading

Tues 16 May | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Nick Hill bass, Ben Robins drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Blues and Beyond – Julia Titus | Arborfield

Tues 16 May | Blues and Beyond – Julia Titus | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar | Arborfield | The Swan Inn | 8pm | £5


For Cancer Research: Nigel Price and Vasilis Xenopoulos with the Clive Burton Quintet | Hedsor

Thu 18 May | Jazz night in aid of Cancer Research with Nigel Price guitar, Vasilis Xenopoulos sax and Clive Burton trombone with his quartet | The Hedsor Social Club | Hedsor, Bourne End| Hedsor Jazz | Hedsor Club | 8.00pm | £12 including buffet during the interval


Geoff Hawkins with Gli Avanzi | Reading

Sun 21 May | Geoff Hawkins with Gli Avanzi | Geoff Hawkins tenor, Chris Wagstaff trumpet, Martin Dix guitar, Jim Saunders bass, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 4:15pm | Free


Gary Potter’s ‘Hot Club’ Quartet | Marlow

Tue 23 May | Gary Potter’s ‘Hot Club’ Quartet | Gary Potter guitar, Noreen Cullen violin, Nil Solberg guitar, Andy Crowdy bass | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm (NOT the usual 8.30) | £10


Jazz Jam in Reading: Ken Thompson Trio | Reading

Wed 24 May | Jam session with house band, open to singers and instrumentalists | Ken Thompson guitar, Phil Berry bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 8:30pm | No charge


Art Themen | Caversham

Wed 24 May | Art Themen | Art Themen tenor sax with supporting trio | Caversham | Mander Court, 8 Derby Road, Reading RG4 5EY | 8pm | No charge but a donation to the  Heathermount School will be greatly appreciated | Call 0118 947 6504 for further information.


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Oxford

Thurs 25 May | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki bass | Oxford | Joe’s Bar and Grill | 8:30pm | Admission: free. Table reservations: 01865 554484


Magpie & Parrot: Karl Charity | Shinfield

Thurs 25 May | Magpie & Parrot: Karl Charity | Karl Charity vocals, trumpet & flugelhorn, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie & Parrot | 8pm | £5 entry | More here: www.karlcharity.co.uk/


Art Themen Quartet | Maidenhead

Fri 26 May | Art Themen | Art Themen (saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 26 May | Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Stuart Henderson trumpet, line up see web site | Finchampstead | Memorial Hall, RG40 4JU | http://www.remixjazzorchestra.co.uk/ | 8.30pm | Price TBC


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 26 May | Rhythms at the Yurt | Rebecca Poole vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £12.50


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 26 May | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians presents The Purcell Jazz Octet with special guests | Bracknell

Sat 27 May | Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians presents The Purcell Jazz Octet with special guests: Simon Allen sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Alexandra Ridout trumpet, Sean Payne sax, Charlie Heywood guitars | Bracknell | South Hill Park | £8.00 in advance, £10.00 on day and students £5.00


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle | Woolhampton

Sat 27 May | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle | Lea Lyle vocals. Phil Craddock piano, Esther Ng bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Simon Allen with Stuart Henderson and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 28 May | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Simon Allen sax, Stuart Henderson trumpet and the Simon Price Trio | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson Trio | East Hagbourne

Sun 28 May | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Nick Hill bass | East Hagbourne | Fleur de Lys | 3pm | Table reservations: 01235 813247


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 28 May | Mike Miller Trio | Mike Miller guitar, Brian Throup double bass, Nick Monnas drums | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1.30 pm | £20 tea for two


The Supertonics Big Band Spring Concert | Bracknell

Wed 31 May | The Supertonics Big Band Spring Concert | plus Tricia Bassett
vocals | Bracknell | South Hill Park | Doors 7.30pm – Band 8.00pm to 10pm |
FREE entry but voluntary donations on the night & tickets must be reserved
in advance from David Bennett 07739-314261 or davidbennett470@gmail.com