Gigs


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Denny Ilett guitar and vocals

Sun 1 Dec | Denny Ilett guitar and vocals, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Dec | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals. | Gordon Johnson keys/vocals| Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Trad Jazz at Theale Village Hall | Theale

Tue 3 Dec | This week’s guests are Lester Brown on trumpet/flugelhorn and Mark Aston on saxophones playing with the High Society Jazz Band led by Graeme Hewitt | Theale Village Hall, Englefield Rd, Theale, Reading RG7 5AS | 8.00 | £10


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington | Alan Barnes+Eleven

Tue 3 Dec | Alan Barnes+Eleven | Alan Barnes’ 60th Celebration takes on tunes from ’59 with another 11 musicians – for lineup see website | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 8.00pm | £17


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Dec | 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)


Global Cafe – P’Jam | Reading

Tues 5 Dec | Global Cafe – P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Free entry – contributions welcomed

Photo © Martin Breschinski

 


Bracknell Jazz – Kelvin Christiane & Stuart Henderson | South Hill Park

Fri 6 Dec | Bracknell Jazz – Kelvin Christiane & Stuart Henderson quintet | Kelvin Christiane sax, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, & drums tbc | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 7 Dec | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax | Reading | The Forester’s Arms, Brunswick Street | 8:30pm | No charge


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 8 Dec | Gin and Jazz | Michelle Aspell, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Trad Jazz and Skiffle at Theale Village Hall | Theale

Tue 10 Dec | This week’s guests are Mike Wills on saxophones, and skiffle renditions from Chas McDevitt and John Curthoys joining the High Society Jazz Band led by Graeme Hewitt | Theale Village Hall, Englefield Rd, Theale, Reading RG7 5AS | 8.00 | £10


Art Themen | Guildford

Tues 10 Dec | Art Themen Quartet | Art Themen Tenor Sax | John Donaldson Piano | Marianne Windham Bass | Winston Clifford Drums | Guildford | The Electric Theatre| 7 30 pm | £16, members £14


Chris Barber Big Band | Goring Village Hall

Fri 13 Dec | Chris Barber Big Band | Goring Village Hall | Goring | Goring Hall Live | 8.00pm | £19.50


Gary Potter’s “Hot Club” Quartet | Marlow

Tue 17 Dec | Gary Potter’s “Hot Club of France” Quartet | Gary Potter guitar, Mike Piggott violin, Nils Solberg guitar, Peter Hughes bass | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Trad Jazz and Party Night at Theale Village Hall | Theale

Tue 17 Dec | This week’s guest is Andy Dickens on trumpet & flugelhorn playing with the High Society Jazz Band led by Graeme Hewitt | Theale Village Hall, Englefield Rd, Theale, Reading RG7 5AS | 8.00 | £10


Ian Shaw | Farncombe

Wed 18 Dec | Ian Shaw vocals | Kate Williams piano | Dave Ohm drums | Marianne Windham bass | Farncombe | St John’s Church | 8 pm | £16, members £14


Jim Mullen Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 20 Dec | Jim Mullen Quartet | Jim Mullen guitar, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Bobby Worth drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Jazz at Progress | A Jazz Christmas Carol by Alan Barnes | Buy tickets

Friday 20 December | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee

Jazz at Progress is delighted to bring you a very special Christmas performance of Alan Barnes’ A Jazz Christmas Carol based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel. The band comprises the cream of British jazz musicians:

The Alan Barnes Octet – with Alan Barnes on saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, Bruce Adams on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mark Nightingale on trombone, Robert Fowler on saxophones and clarinet, Karen Sharp on saxophones and clarinet, David Newton on piano, Simon Thorpe on bass, and Clark Tracey on drums.

More information and a link to a taster of Ebenezer Scrooge’s “Bah Humbug!” piece in Alan Barnes’ Christmas Carol here


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Dec | Dinner Jazz at The Angel | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 3827