Gigs


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet  | Reading

Thurs 2 May | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar , David Stamper guitar , Piotr Jordan violin, Phil Berry double bass, Reading | The Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Donations gratefully received


Rhythms at the Yurt: Tony O’ Malley & Keith Fairbairn | Didcot

Fri 3 May | Tony O’ Malley & Keith Fairbairn | Tony O’ Malley – keyboards, Keith Fairbairn – percussion | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 4 May | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax | Reading | The Forester’s Arms, Brunswick Street | 8:30pm | No charge


Baron Mara│The Hope, Windsor

Sun 5 May │Baron Mara | Saskia McNamara vocals, Íde vocals, Tom Neill alto sax, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, James Ballantine drums │Windsor │The Hope│ 4pm│Free Admission


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 5 May | Ade Holland Guitar, Phil Mason Guitar/Voc, Gordon Johnson Bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 | no charge.


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Sue Greenway Quintet

Sun 5 May | Sue Geenway saxes, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm /£9.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 May | Equinox with Gail Hendrickx | Gail Hendrickx 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 – Annie Parker Quartet | Shinfield

Thurs 9 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Annie Parker Quartet | Annie Parker flute, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


The Art Themen All Stars Band | The Gap Gig, Goring on Thames | Celebrating 20 years of jazz

Fri 10 May | The Art Themen All Stars Band | Goring Village Hall | Art Themen saxes, Liane Carroll piano/vocals, Denny Ilett Jr guitar, Winston Clifford drums and Roger Carey bass | Doors open 7.30pm | Tickets £15 | Tel: 01491 874492


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 11 May | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax, Andy Wilkin percussion | Reading | Rising Sun Arts Centre | 8pm | £5 (plus booking fee)


Lea Lyle Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 12 May | Lea Lyle Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 12 May | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Claire Jones, Rory McInroy piano | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


The Guido Spannocchi Trio | Maidenhead

Sun 12 May | The Guido Spannocchi Trio | Guido Spannocchi (alto sax), with his trio (bass and drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 7.30pm | £14 (£12 conc)


Jazz at Progress: The Orphy Robinson Quintet: Bobby Hutcherson Project | Reading

Fri 17 May | The Orphy Robinson Quintet: Bobby Hutcherson Project | Orphy Robinson vibes & marimba, Tony Kofi alto sax, Robert Mitchell piano, Dudley Phillips bass, Rod Youngs drums | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £20/£18 | Full details here


Horns of Plenty – Martin Shaw | Maidenhead

Fri 17 May | Horns of Plenty – Martin Shaw | Martin Shaw (Trumpet/Flugel), Will Gibson (saxes), Clark Tracey (drums). Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 23 May | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, TBC piano, TBC bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Baron Mara | Woolhampton

Sat 25 May | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Baron Mara | Saskia McNamara vocals, Íde vocals, Tom Neill alto sax. Ruben Berrios piano. Lawrie Wright bass, Tony Lyons drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free admission


Arts Council funded event: Matthew Read Trio | Maidenhead

Fri 31 May | Matthew Read Trio | Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums), Matthew Read (double bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £14 (£12 conc)