Gallery

Our brilliant photographer-in-residence – Zoë White – is taking great photos of most of our Jazz at Progress gigs.

Specialising in performance and event photography, Zoë has photographed hundreds of performers over the last several years. She’s taken photos of jazz musicians in venues such as Bulls Head, Crazy Coqs, The Hideaway, Jagz, The Pheasantry, and Ronnie Scotts. She was the event photographer for the TW12 Jazz Festival in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and for Jazz for Kamuli in 2016.

Scroll down the page for a selection of images Zoë has captured for us since March 2015. All photos below are by Zoë unless otherwise stated. Photo captions are by members of the Jazz in Reading team. Copyright notice: Zoë’s images may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published without her express permission. To enquire about licensing any of the photos, please contact Zoë directly on zoewhiteuk@hotmail.com 

Following Zoë’s photos below there is a selection of images of some of the other great jazz gigs we at Jazz in Reading have put on over the last three years or so, at both Progress Theatre and Reading Town Hall.

Arnie Somogyi’s Jump Monk | Progress Theatre | 7 April 2017

  

Ian Shaw with Jamie Safir and Mick Hutton | Progress Theatre | 3 March 2017

Jamie Safir, Mick Hutton and Ian Shaw

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The trio

The magnificent … Ian … Shaw!!

After a great gig

Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet with special guest Martin Shaw | Progress Theatre | 27 Jan 2017

The band L to R: Dave Newton, Derek Nash, Geoff Gascoyne, Martin Shaw and Sebastiaan de Krom

Derek Nash digs Martin Shaw’s playing – dig it?

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The front line obviously pleases Geoff Gascoyne

The leader on soprano…

… on tenor…

… and on the mighty baritone.

The now-traditional after-gig photo

Empirical | Progress Theatre | 16 Dec 2016

Lewis Wright-vibes, Tom Farmer-bass, Nathaniel Facey-alto and Shaney Forbes-drums are in the zone

Clapping intro to “The Maze” – a Tom Farmer composition

Lewis and Tom on a wavelength

Shaney and Nathaniel in support

Sharing a joke with the appreciative audience

Empirical – relaxed post gig

Ben Holder Quartet | Progress Theatre | 4 Nov 2016

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Paul Jefferies double bass, Ben Holder violin, Dave Wilkes drums, Jez Cook guitar

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Ben proudly shows off his dapper spats.

Ben delights the audience with his vocals and piano too!

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Ben Holder violin

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The band after a truly thrilling performance.

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The band after Ben tells a corny joke (it was funny!)

Christian Brewer Quintet | Progress Theatre | 30 Sep 2016

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The Quintet

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Christian Brewer, Adam King and Damon Brown

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Jonathan Gee, Christian Brewer and Adam King

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Great rhythm section eye contact during Christian’s solo

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Chris Draper

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Christian Brewer, Adam King and Damon Brown

Nigel Price Organ Quartet | Progress Theatre | 2 Sep 2016

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Nigel Price

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The Quartet in full flow : Ross Stanley, Matt Home, Brandon Allen, Nigel Price

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Great music – great humour

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Ross Stanley and Brandon Allen

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All eyes on the leader

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Jazz in Reading Founder Steve Wellings proposes a toast to the late Nigel Dacombe prior to a song for Nigel by the band

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Another great Jazz at the Progress gig concludes

Glimpses of Jazz for Kamuli | 16 July 2016

 

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Theo Travis’ Double Talk | Progress Theatre | 24 June 2016

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Double Talk: From left to right – Mike Outram, Dylan Howe, Theo Travis, Pete Whittaker

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Zoë White used in-camera double exposures in a clever take on the group’s name

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Clockwise from top left: Theo Travis, Mike Outram, Pete Whittaker, Dylan Howe

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Mike Outram and Theo Travis

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Double Theo

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Double Talk after the rapturous applause died down

Scott Willcox Big Band | Progress Theatre | 27 May 2016

All images for this event © Lee Alexander Photography. Images may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published without  express permission.

This image must not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published without my express permission. © Lee Alexander Photography.

Scott Willcox Big Band

This image must not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published without my express permission. © Lee Alexander Photography.

Scott Willcox

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Bob McKay and Tony Woods

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Eric Ford

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Tony Woods

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Top row: Michael Garrick, Andy Gibson and Nick Mills. Front row: Duncan Eagles and Julian Costello

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David Frankel, Ben Hazleton, Bob McKay and Tony Woods

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Georgia Mancio and Quadro | Progress Theatre | 22 April 2016

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Georgia Mancio, Frank Harrison and Andy Cleyndert = Quadro

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However you looked at it, the enjoyment was clear

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On The Things We Did Last Summer, Georgia delivered a brilliant whisting solo

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The trio after a super-successful gig

Stuart Henderson / Vasilis Xenopoulos Quintet | Progress Theatre | 24 March 2016

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The quintet

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The Simon Price Trio

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Jez Cook, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Raph Mizraki, Stuart Henderson

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Raph Mizraki & Simon Price, the drumming duet

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The quintet, hard at work

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All smiles after a great gig

Arun Ghosh Quartet | Progress Theatre | 26 February 2016

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Arun Ghosh

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Liran Donin, Arun Ghosh, Rastko Rasic and Shirley Tetteh

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The quartet’s energy perfectly captured

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Arun Ghosh, Liran Donin and Rastko Rasic

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The quartet

 

Moscow Drug Club | Progress Theatre | 29 January 2016

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Clockwise from top right: Katya Gorrie/Andy Crowdy, Jonny Bruce, Andy Bowen & Mirek Salmon

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Left: Katya Gorrie, Andy Crowdy & Mirek Salmon. Right: guess who?

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What’s this? Andy Bowen on bass? And Andy Crowdy on … trombone?

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The band

Andy Sheppard’s Hotel Bristol | Progress Theatre | 18 December 2015

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Andy amuses Mark

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Sheppard, Whitlam and Pursglove

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The quartet in full flow

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Oh my – Percy Pursglove plays flugelhorn, too!

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Matt Hopkins at a moment of improvisational inspiration

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The band

Darius Brubeck Quartet | Progress Theatre | 20 November 2015

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Brubeck, O’Higgins and Ridley

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Dave O’Higgins and Wesley Gibbens

 

Gabriel Garrick’s Expansions Quintet | Progress Theatre | 23 October 2015

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The Quintet

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Gabriel Garrick and Nigel Price

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Nigel Price, Gabriel Garrick and Paul Cavaciuti

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The bandleader’s appreciation for another great solo

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The Quintet after a hugely well-received performance

 

Peter King Simon Spillett Quintet | Progress Theatre | 4 September 2015

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John Horler, Peter King and Alec Dankworth

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Alec Dankworth, Simon Spillett and Spike Wells

 

Kairos 4tet | Progress Theatre | 29 May 2015

 

Art Themen and Karen Sharp with the Simon Price Trio | Progress Theatre | 1 May 2015

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Art Themen & Karen Sharp & Simon Price Trio

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Art Themen & Karen Sharp

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Peter Billington & Andy Crowdy

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Art Themen & Karen Sharp & Simon Price Trio

 

Alex Garnett’s ‘Bunch of Fives’ | Progress Theatre | 2 April 2015

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Alex Garnett’s ‘Bunch of Fives’

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James Maddren

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Brandon Allen

Liam Noble

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Mike Janisch

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Alex Garnett

 

Don Weller Quartet | Progress Theatre | 6 March 2015

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Don Weller Quartet

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Dave Newton & Arnie Somogyi

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Pre-March 2015 gigs at Progress Theatre
and Reading Town Hall

Various photographer credits. Random date order.

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Leon Greening Trio | Progress Theatre | June 2015 (OK, it’s not pre-March 2015, but Zoe was on holiday this week!)

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The Impossible Gentlemen | Progress Theatre | January 2015

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Alan Barnes with the Simon Price Trio | Progress Theatre | December 2013

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Roger Beaujolais Quartet | Progress Theatre | March 2014

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Damon Brown Quartet | Progress Theatre | October 2012

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Ian Shaw solo | Reading Town Hall | April 2013

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John Etheridge with the Simon Price Trio | Progress Theatre | June 2012

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Gareth Lockrane with the Simon Price Quartet | Progress Theatre | April 2012

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Art Themen with the Simon Price Trio | Reading Town Hall | October 2012

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Neon Quartet | Progress Theatre | November 2012

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Gwilym Simcock solo | Reading Town Hall | May 2013

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Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble | Progress Theatre | March 2012

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Neale Meets Steele | Progress Theatre | September 2013

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Quentin Collins Quartet | Progress Theatre | November 2014

Tony Kofi Quartet..

Tony Kofi Quartet | Progress Theatre | October 2014

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Dave O’Higgins/Geoff Gascoyne Quartet | Progress Theatre | October 2013

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Annie Whitehead Experience | Reading Town Hall | June 2013

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Louis Moholo-Moholo/Alexander Hawkins Quartet | Progress Theatre | May 2014

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Gwyneth Herbert Trio | Progress Theatre | September 2012

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Jonathan Gee Trio | Reading Town Hall | November 2012

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Simon Allen Quintet | Progress Theatre | March 2014

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Simon Spillett’s ‘Standard Miles’ | Progress Theatre | July 2014

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Lyric Ensemble | Reading Town Hall | July 2013

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Jim Mullen Organ Trio with Dave Lewis | Progress Theatre | September 2014

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Zoe Rahman Trio | Reading Town Hall | September 2012

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Hugh Turner Quintet feat. Brandon Allen | Progress Theatre | December 2013

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Michelson-Morley | Progress Theatre | September 2014

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Clark Tracey Quintet | Progress Theatre | January 2014

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Byron Wallen with the Progress House Trio | Progress Theatre | May 2013

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Steve Waterman Quartet | Progress Theatre | November 2013

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Bobby Wellins with the Simon Price Trio | Progress Theatre | May 2013

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Troyka | Reading Town Hall | February 2013

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Too Cool: The Music of Chet Baker | Reading Town Hall | March 2013