Gigs


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson Karen Sharp and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 26 Jan | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Karen Sharp saxophone, Pete Billington piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge but donations welcome


Jazz at the Oakwood Centre: Martin Hart Trio with Vasilis Xenopoulos | Woodley

Sat 25 Jan | The Martin Hart Trio with guest Vasilis Xenopoulos | Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Ken McCarthy piano. Nick Pugh bass, Martin Hart drums | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £12


The Supertonics Big Band, Burns Night Concert | Bracknell

Saturday 25 Jan | The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalist Tricia Bassett, Burns Night Concert | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8.00pm | £10 | Tickets from SHP, davidbennett470@gmail.com, 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk

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Jazz at the Queens Head – Ewen Baird Quartet | Reading 

Sat 25 Jan | Ewen Baird Quartet: Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 25 Jan | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 382

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Alan Barnes Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 24 Jan | Alan Barnes Quartet | Alan Barnes saxes, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Lea Lyle Quartet | Reading

Thurs 23 Jan | Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham double bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Marilyn’s Speakeasy | 9pm | £8 (music only) or £20 (£18 Early Bird) with pre-show two course meal | Buy tickets now | Easy cheap parking across the road at Broad St Mall for £4 all night after 6pm | Marilyn’s Speakeasy is a brand new jazz venue in the heart of Reading, located above Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House – click here to receive news of future Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy events.


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 23 Jan | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals with her band, come along for a sing with this lovely line-up | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Jam Doughnut – a jazz-funk jam night | Global Cafe, Reading

Tue 21 Jan | Jam Doughnut – a jazz-funk jam night | The house band include members of The Definite Collective – Paul Glover, Jamie Howell, James Newman and Matt McNaughton | Backline provided, bring guitars, sticks, etc. | Reading | Global Cafe | 8.30pm – 11pm | Free entry – donations welcome | More on Facebook


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 18 Jan | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his heavy funk quartet at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


The Two Sisters and Friends | Streatley

Sat 18 Jan | The Two Sisters and Friends | Hilary James voice and mando-bass, Janet Giraudo voice, Simon Mayor mandolin and fiddle, Gerald Garcia classical guitar, Phil Fentimen double bass and blues guitar, Andy Taylor fiddle | Streatley | The Morrell Room | 8pm | £15 | Tickets from Acoustic 0118 926 8615 or from Inspirations Goring High Street 01491 873019 or online here

‘Beautiful, beautiful!’  – BBC Radio 2 |‘A magic pot-pourri of folk songs, chansons, opera, poems, 1930s jazz and pop from yesterday, spiced with stunning, beautiful angel voices in heart-stopping harmony.’  – FolkWales * * * *


Mach4 | Global Cafe, Reading

Fri 17 Jan | Mach4 | Barry McNamara vocals, Gareth Lewis guitar, Otto
Silveira piano | Reading | The Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 16 Jan | 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


The Foyer Jazz Club at Leighton Park School | Alex Hitchcock with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Reading | Sorry – Sold out

Thu 16 Jan | Award winning Alex Hitchcock with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Alex Hitchcock tenor sax, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Tom Berge piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | The Foyer Jazz Club at Leighton Park School – more details here | £12


Oscar Peterson’s Night Train | Stoke Row

Tues 14 Jan | Craig Milverton piano, Andy Crowdy bass, Charlie Stratford drums | Stoke Row | Crooked Billet | 7pm | Full regular menu, £15 music cover charge | For tickets call 01491 681048


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

Tues 14 Jan | 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, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge, donations welcome


Laura Zakian Quintet | Guildford

Tues 14 Jan | Laura Zakian Quintet |Martin Pyne vibraphone & percussion, Paul Bartholomew baritone sax, Steve Lodder piano, Marianne Windham bass, Nic France drums | Guildford | The Electric Theatre | 7:30pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets


Scott Hamilton Quartet | Marlow

Tue 14 Jan | Scott Hamilton Quartet | Scott Hamilton tenor sax, John Pearce piano, Dave Green bass, Steve Brown drums | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10 | SOLD OUT


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird and Nick Hill | The Global Café, Reading

Sun 12 Jan | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar. Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Café  | 6:00 pm | No charge but donations welcome


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 12 Jan | Gin and Jazz | Tracey O’Connor, Simon Cook piano | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Steve Waterman All Star Band | Goring

Fri 10 Jan | Steve Waterman All Star Band | Steve Waterman trumpet/flugelhorn, Alan Barnes saxes, Mark Nightingale trombone, Karen Sharp saxes, Clark Tracey drums, Gareth Williams piano, Alec Dankworth bass | Goring Gap Gig | Goring Village Hall | 8pm | £15 | Tel John 01491 874492 for tickets and seat reservations.


Martin Speake & Alyson Cawley Quintet celebrating Charlie Parker | Guildford

Wed 08 Jan | Martin Speake & Alyson Cawley Quintet | Alyson Cawley Tenor Sax, Martin Speake Alto Sax, Colin Oxley Guitar, Marianne Windham Bass, Matt Fishwick Drums | Guildford | Guildford Rugby Club Pavilion | 8:00pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 Jan | Equinox with Annie Parker | Annie Parker concert/bass flutes, 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)


Ade Holland Trio | Reading

Sun 5 Jan | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar , Phil Mason guitar and vocals , John Monney bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 pm | no charge.


Bracknell Jazz – Geoff Simkins & Malcolm Earle-Smith | South Hill Park

Fri 3 Jan | Geoff Simkins & Malcolm Earle-Smith | Geoff Simkins alto sax, Malcolm Earle-Smith trombone & vocals, 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


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


Steve Foster and HTW Jazz Trio | Brightwell cum Sotwell

Sun 22 Dec | Steve Foster and HTC Jazz Trio | Nick Hill – Piano, Brian Throup – Bass, Carl White – Drums | Brightwell cum Sotwell,  OX10 0RT | 6pm – 8pm | No Charge


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 21 Dec | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his quartet with Stuart Henderson trumpet, James Newman bass, Steve Wyndam drums at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


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


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


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 19 Dec | 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


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 | Book here


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 17 Dec | 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


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


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


The Apollo Big Band with Steph Richardson | Stockcross nr Newbury

Fri 13 Dec | The Apollo Big Band with Steph Richardson | Stockcross nr Newbury | The Sutton Hall, Church Rd RG20 8LN | 8pm | £10 Adults, £5 under 16s | Apollo Big Band website


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


Global Cafe – Lea Lyle Quartet | Reading

Thurs 12 Dec | Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Free entry – contributions welcomed

Photo © Zoë White Photography


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

Tues 10 Dec | 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, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge, donations welcome


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


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


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird and Nick Hill | The Red Lion, Brightwell cum Sotwell

Sun 8 Dec |Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | The Red Lion, Brightwell cum Sotwell, OX10 0RT  | 6:00 pm | No charge but donations welcome


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


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


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


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

 


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)


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


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


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