Gigs


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington

Tue 17 Apr | Sarah Dowling Quintet | Sarah Dowling vocals, Nat Steele vibes, Gabriel Lachin piano, Marianne Windham bass, Steve Brown drums | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 8.00pm | £14


Jacqui Dankworth & Butterfly’s Wing | Maidenhead

Fri 13 Apr | Jacqui Dankworth & Butterfly’s Wing | Jacqui Dankworth vocals, Ben Davies cello, Christian Garrick violin, David Gordon piano | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £16/£14


The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 12 Apr | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Lester Brown trumpet, Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, John Monney Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Ahead Only Trio | Maidenhead

Thu 12 Apr | Ahead Only Trio | Guido Spannocchi sax, Jason Simpson bass, Marco Quarantotto drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £12/£10


Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians | Bracknell

Wed 11 Apr | Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians | Jim Gold alto sax, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Charlie Hutchinson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 7.30pm | £10 (£5 under 18s).


Mike Piggott | Caversham

Wed 11 Apr | Mike Piggott | Mike Piggott, jazz violin with supporting trio | Caversham | Mander Court, 8 Derby Road, Reading RG4 5EY | 8pm | No charge but a donation to Guide Dogs For The Blind  will be greatly appreciated | Call 0118 947 6504 for further information.


The very best Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 11 Apr | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | John Maddocks Jazzmen | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Bob Kerr & His Whoopee Band | Charity Jazz in aid of Basingstoke Stroke Support Group | Basingstoke

Mon 9 Apr | Aching sides guaranteed when Bob Kerr brings his incredible Whoopee-Makers to shake up Basingstoke with an evening of jazzy musical mayhem & outrageous comedy | Charity Jazz in aid of Basingstoke Stroke Support Group | Basingstoke Irish Centre, Council Road RG21 3DH | 8.00pm | £16 from 0787 1129 191 or blackbird@waitrose.com


Gli Avanzi with Stuart Henderson | Reading

Sun 8 Apr | Gli Avanzi with Stuart Henderson | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Clive Downs saxes and flute, Martin Dix guitar, Wulf Forrester-Barker bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Old Basing

Sun 8 Apr | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Old Basing | River Bank Tea Rooms | 1:30pm | Free admission


Rhythms at the Yurt: Jamie Howell Trio | Didcot

Sat 7 Apr| Jamie Howell Trio | Jamie Howell guitar, Paul Jefferies bass, Monte Hall drums, percussion | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


Bracknell Jazz | Bracknell

Fri 6 Apr | Katie Brown, Alex Hitchcock, Tom Smith saxes, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters Bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 7.30pm | £10 (£5 under 18s).


Rhythms at the Yurt: Swing Fromage | Didcot

Fri 6 Apr | Swing Fromage | Tom Weetman, Lewis Dickinson guitars, Annalise Lam violin | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Frank Griffith | Hedsor

Thur 5 Apr | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Frank Griffith | Frank Griffith sax, Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, John Monney Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle Quartet | Shinfield

Thurs 5 Apr | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot| 8pm | £5


Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet | Marlow

Tues 3 Apr | Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet | Highly acclaimed new group paying tribute to the original MJQ | Nat Steele, vibes, Gabriel Latchen, piano, Dario Di Lecce, bass and the award-winning drummer Steve Brown | Marlow Jazz Club | 8.30pm | Admission £10


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tue 3 Apr | Equinox with Mike Gale | Mike Gale trumpet, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Andy Baker bass, Paul Kaluza percussion | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 1 Apr | Mike Miller Trio with Phil Berry double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms | 3:00pm | Free admission


Phil Mason Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Apr | Phil Mason Trio | Phil Mason gtr/voc, Felicity Taylor violin/voc, John Monney bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3:30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Pangbourne

Sun 1 April | Earl Okin vocals and piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard double bass, Paul Glover drums | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £7.00


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 31 Mar | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Nick Hill bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free entry


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 30 Mar | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 30 Mar | Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Stuart Henderson trumpet, line up see web site | Finchampstead | Memorial Hall, RG40 4JU | http://www.remixjazzorchestra.co.uk/ | 8.30pm | Price TBC


The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Simon Spillett | Hedsor

Thur 29 March | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Simon Spillett | Simon Spillet tenor sax, Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, John Monney Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Cafe Zazous, Global Cafe | Reading

Thurs 29 Mar | Café Zazous | Non stop gypsy jazz for dancing, grooving and shouting | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm to 11pm


Jazz at Progress | Chris Laurence Quartet | Buy tickets

Thursday 29 March | Chris Laurence double bass, Frank Ricotti vibraphone, John Parricelli guitar, Martin France drums. Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

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Berkshire Jazz Jam: Ken Thompson Trio | Global Cafe | Reading

Wed 28 Mar | Jam session with house band, open to singers and instrumentalists | Ken Thompson guitar, Phil Berry bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9:00pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 25 Mar | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Tea for two £20


Fleur Stevenson and Hugh Turner duo | Wallingford

Sun 25 Mar | Fleur Stevenson Sunday Chill-out Jazz at Le Clos Wine Bar, Wallingford | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | La Clos, 1 St Mary’s Street, Wallingford, OX10 0EL | 4pm Reservations: 01491 598 151


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson with Tracey Mendham and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 25 Mar | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Tracey Mendham sax, Will Bartlett piano, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Tolentino Pierce Duo | Reading


Sat 24 Mar | Sanfona – Influence of the Accordionists | Ife Tolentino voice and guitar, Steve Pierce guitar | Reading | Pau Brasil | 8:00pm | £7 call 01189752333


University of Reading Contemporary Brazilian Music Film Season Closing Party | Reading

Fri 23 Mar | University of Reading Contemporary Brazilian Music Film Season Closing Party | Featuring accordionist and singer: Luicano Maia – one of the most important Brazilian musicians, hailing from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He will bring to Reading a diverse selection from his sprawling catalogue, which mixes different genres, such as chamamé, milonga and polka | Reading | Global Cafe | 21:00 – 01:00 | Free


The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with Sarah Moule & Duncan Lamont jnr | Hedsor

Thur 22 Mar | Our Cancer Research UK Fundraising night | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet with guests Sarah Moule vocals and Duncan Lamont jnr sax | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club | 8:00pm | £10 including finger food | free parking


Now 4th Thursday: Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thu 22 Mar | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, guest piano, Nick Hill bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Stuart Henderson Quintet with Kelvin Christiane | Twickenham Jazz Club

Tue 20 Mar | Stuart Henderson Quintet ” A tribute to Miles Davis” | Twickenham Jazz Club, The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Rd Twickenham TW1 3SZ | 8pm £13/£11


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington

Tue 20 Mar | Dave and Judith O’Higgins: “His ’n’ Hers Quintet” | Dave O’Higgins tenor sax, Judith O’Higgins tenor sax, Graham Harvey piano, Marianne Windham bass, Alex Eberhard drums | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 8.00pm | £14


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 18 Mar| Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | River Bank Tea Room | 1:30 pm | Free admission


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | The Gilad Atzmon Quartet | Ascot

Sun 18 Mar | The Gilad Atzmon Quartet | Gilad Atzmon sax, Frank Harrison piano, Yaron Stavi bass, Chris Higginbottom drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Tolentino Pierce Duo | Reading


Sat 17 Mar | Elza – Fiercely Elza | Ife Tolentino voice and guitar, Steve Pierce guitar | Reading | Pau Brasil | 8:00pm | £7 call 01189752333


Stuart Henderson Mike Wills Quintet | Imber Court Jazz Club, East Molesey

Fri 16 Mar | Stuart Henderson Mike Wills Quintet | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Mike Wills sax | Imber Court Jazz Club, East Molesey Surrey 8.30pm


The very best Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 14 Mar | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | New Society Jazz Band | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


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

Tues 13 Mar | 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


Gli Avanzi featuring Peter Bingham | Reading

Sun 11 Mar | Gli Avanzi featuring Peter Bingham | Peter Bingham tenor sax (pictured left), Clive Downs saxes and flute, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge


The Supertonics Big Swing Band | Bracknell

Sat 10 Mar | The Supertonics Big Swing Band, plus Tricia Bassett (vocals) & featured soloists | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8.00pm | Tickets £7.50 | David Bennett 07739-314261 or
www.thesupertonics.co.uk


Tolentino Pierce Duo | Reading


Sat 10 Mar | Titãs – How to live in “Paradise” | Ife Tolentino voice and guitar, Steve Pierce guitar | Reading | Pau Brasil | 8:00pm | £7 call 01189752333


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Combo + Whitehouse DJs | Reading

Fri 9 Mar | Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Combo + Whitehouse DJs | Hugh Turner guitar, Nial Tompkins guitar, Jerry Soffe bass, Steve Wyndham drums | Reading | Oakford Social Club | 8:00pm – 2:00am | Free entry


Alec Dankworth’s World Spirit | Goring

Fri 9 Mar | Alec Dankworth’s World Spirit | Alec Dankworth bass, Julian Siegal sax/clarinet, Paul Clarvis percussion, Emily Dankworth vocals | The Village Hall | Goring | Goring Jazz | 8.00pm | £15


Baron Mara | Oxford

Thurs 8 Mar│Baron Mara│Ollie Weston sax, Ruben Berrios piano, Tim Dawes bass, Carl White drums, Íde vocals│Oxford│Joe’s Bar & Grill | 8pm│Free Entry


Jazz at The Milk Bar | No Room For Squares  | Reading

Wed 7 Mar | No Room For Squares | Jim Donovan presents jazz on vinyl from his archives with guest dj this month Fern “Mr Cool” Rose | Reading | Milk Bar | 7.00pm | No Charge


Gary Potter & His Hot Club | Marlow

Tue 6 Mar | Gary Potter & His Hot Club | Gary Potter guitar, Riverdance’s Noreen Cullen violin, Nils Solberg guitar, Andy Crowdy bass | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10