Gigs


Mach4+1 | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 16 Jun | Mach4+1 | Barry McNamara vocals, Gareth Lewis guitar, Otto Silveira piano, Rob Barnes bass, Nick accordion | Reading | The Global Cafe | 7pm | No charge


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 15 Jun | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his quartet with Frankie Tontoh (drums), Anatoliy Vyacheslavov (tenor saxophone) and Stefan Redtenbacher (bass) at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 10.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


Matthew Read Trio | Basingstoke

Sat 15 Jun | Matthew Read Trio | Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass) | Basingstoke | The Forge | 7.45pm | Information and tickets (£14 / £11) here  Special discount tickets at £10 for Jazz in Reading subscribers; call Box Office on 01256 844244  and quote ‘MRT’


Summer Magic – Simon Allen | Maidenhead

Fri 14 Jun | Summer Magic – Simon Allen | Simon Allen (saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass), Mark Fletcher (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Andante Live presents Blowin’ in the Wind | Progress Theatre, Reading

Fri 14 Jun | Andante Live presents Blowin’ in the Wind | Songs of Peace, Protest and Love from Dylan, Baez and others | Information | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm |  Tickets £14.00 – £16.00

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P’Jam | Reading

Thurs 13 Jun | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Free entry, donations welcome

 

Photo by Jane Hanton


Nigel Price | Hedsor

Thur 13 June | Nigel Price at Hedsor | Nigel Price Guitar, Nigel Fox keyboard, TBC bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Tues 11 Jun | 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, donations welcome


Derek Nash & Art Themen** | Marlow

Tue 11 Jun | Derek Nash & Art Themen** | Derek Nash saxes, Art Themen saxes, and the Frank Toms trio | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10

** Amazingly a first ever meeting between these two top saxophonists


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 9 Jun | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar. Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:30 pm | No charge but donations welcome


Argo Jazz Project | Mortimer

Sun 9 Jun | Argo Jazz Project | John Harries-saxes, John Miller-guitar, Andy Lavery-keyboard, Paul Critchfield-bass and vocals, Alan Barwise-drums | Mortimer | The Horse and Groom | 7pm | Admission free


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 9 Jun | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Peter Jones vocals, John-Paul Muir piano | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson

Sat 8 Jun | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Fleur Stevenson | ÍFleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar| Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free admission


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 7 Jun | FB Pocket Orchestra| Jenny Russell contralto clarinet, Paul Stevenson guitar, Oliver Corbin cornet, euphonium, tuba, accordion | Didcot | 8pm | The Yurt | Tickets


Bracknell Jazz – Tony Woods Project | South Hill Park

Fri 7 Jun | Bracknell Jazz – Tony Woods Project | Tony Woods sax, Mike Outram guitar, Robert Millett vibes, Andy Hamill bass, Milo Fell drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Trish Elphinstone Quartet | Shinfield

Thu 6 Jun | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Trish Elphinstone Quartet | Trish Elphinstone saxes, Martin Pickett keys, Marianne Windham bass, Mike Goff drums  | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Stuart Henderson Duncan Lamont Jnr Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 6 June | Stuart Henderson Duncan Lamont Jnr Quintet | Hedsor | Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn, Duncan Lamont Jnr sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, TBC bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


No Room For Squares Presents The Fusion 6 | Reading

Wed 5 June | No Room For Squares Presents The Fusion 6 | Milk Reading | 8:30PM | Info here


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Jun | Equinox with Pete Billington | Pete Billington piano, 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)


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 2 Jun | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Alan Barnes Saxophones, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard bass, Brian Greene drums | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 2 June | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals | Gordon Johnson keys/vocals | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


The Big Chris Barber Band | Henley

Sat 1 June | Chris Barber | Henley | Kenton Theatre | 7:30pm | £31


Purdy’s Pop-Up presents the James Pearson* Trio with ‘100 Years of Jazz Piano’ | Henley

Sat 1 June | Purdy’s Pop-Up presents The James Pearson* Trio with ‘100 Years of Jazz Piano’ | Henley | HAODS Studio | 7:30 for 8pm | Tickets from £20

* James is Artistic Director at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club


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)


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Wallingford

Sun 26 May Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | The Old Post Office, St Martins Street, Wallingford OX10 0AA. Table reservations: 01491 836068 | Wallingford | 6-8pm | No charge


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Kelvin Christiane, Nick Mills and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 26 May | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Kelvin Christiane sax & flute, Nick Mills trombone, Pete Billington piano, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Lea Lyle Quartet Plus One / Kings in the Corner | Reading

Sat 25 May | Lea Lyle Quartet Plus One / Kings in the Corner | Reading | Global Cafe
19:30 | Kings in the Corner | David Herries/Adam Vickers guitars
21:30 | Lea Lyle Quartet Plus One | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Roy Dalpra bass, Jim Wade drums + special guest Peter Bingham tenor sax| Free entry, donations welcome


Dinner Jazz at The Angel | Woolhampton

Dinner Jazz at The Angel, normally on the last Saturday of the month, has been moved for this month only and will take place on 8 June


The Supertonics Big Band | Bracknell

Sat 24 May | The Supertonics Big Band, plus Tricia Bassett (vocals) and featured soloists | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8.00pm | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Tickets £10 – book online here or call the  SHP Box Office on 01344 484 123. Further information from davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739 314261 or at the Supertonics website


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Reading

Fri 24 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | Browns Reading, Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2A  | Reading | evening | No charge


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


Julia Titus ‘Ma Bessie’ & her Blues Troupe | Marlow

Tue 21 May | Julia Titus ‘Ma Bessie’ & her Blues Troupe | Ma Bessie vocals with her 6 piece Blues Troupe with the music of Bessie Smith | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £12


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 21 May | The Definite Collective, transform often well known and popular Jazz, Latin, Pop, Fusion and Funk tunes, into obscure musical explorations. Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman bass, Tony Imbierski organ, Monte Hall percussion, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9:00 – 11.00pm | No charge, donations welcome


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Hare Hatch, Reading

Mon 20 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki bass | Horse and Groom, Bath Road, Hare Hatch, Twyford, Berkshire, RG10 9SB  | Reading | 7pm | No charge


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 18 May | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his quartet with Frankie Tontoh (drums), Anatoliy Vyacheslavov (tenor saxophone) and Stefan Redtenbacher (bass) at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 10.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


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 and Maff Potts | Reading

Fri 17 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano | Browns Reading, Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2A  | Reading | evening | No charge


Mach4+guests | Global Cafe, Reading

Fri 17 May | Mach4 and After Effect | Barry McNamara vocals, Gareth
Lewis guitar, Rob Barnes bass, Nick accordion | Reading | The Global
Cafe | 9pm | No charge


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


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 16 May | Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Live Swinging Jazz Juice with plenty of dancing room for all you Katz | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 11.00pm | No charge, donations welcome


Jazz In The Round #4 | Henley

Wed 15 May | Brigitte Beraha (Vocals) Frank Harrison (Piano/Keyboards)| Henley | Kenton Theatre | 7:30pm | £20 | Use code JAZZR when booking for special £15 price for Jazz in Reading followers


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 14 May | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Daniel Garel sax, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Ted Hayes drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £10.50 and £5.50 U18s


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Tues 14 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, donations welcome


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)


Abingdon Jazz Festival | Abingdon

Fri – Sun 10-12 May | Abingdon Jazz Festival | Abingdon, various locations | Prices range from free – £10 | Information and tickets


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Reading

Sun 12 May | Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Ewen Baird saxes, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | The Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge


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


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


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat, Reading – Definite Collective

Sun 12 May | The Definite Collective, transform often well known and popular Jazz, Latin, Pop, Fusion and Funk tunes, into obscure musical explorations. Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman bass, Tony Imbierski organ, Monte Hall percussion, Paul Glover drums | The Retreat Pub, St. John’s Street, Reading RG1 4EH | 3.30pm | No charge </p> | 3.30pm | No charge


Jazz at the Oakwood Centre with Karen Sharp Quartet | Woodley

Sat 11 May | Ken McCarthy Trio with guest Karen Sharp | Karen Sharp sax, Ken McCarthy piano. Nick Pugh bass, TBC drums (Martin Hart on holiday) | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £12