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

Wed 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


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


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


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


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


Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield

Tues 16 May | Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield | The Swan Inn | 8pm | £5


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


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.


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 25 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £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


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

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


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 27 May | Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


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