Jazz at Progress


Since 2012, Jazz in Reading has been programming fantastic monthly jazz gigs - featuring leading British and international jazz stars - at Progress Theatre here in Reading under the Jazz at Progress brand.

We feature some of the finest soloists, singers and band leaders in the UK and beyond who are supported by a bevy of talented musicians. Expect some great evenings of live modern jazz, right here on your doorstep.

Scroll down for further details of these irresistible gigs.

Check out our new Gallery page for images from some of the great gigs we've put on at Progress.


Jazz at Progress | Rebecca Poole Quintet | Buy tickets

Fri 25 May | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee Rebecca Poole vocals, Brandon Allen tenor sax, Hugh Turner guitars, Raph Mizraki bass, Steve Wyndham drums Following the release of her long-awaited debut album ‘Diamond in the Dust’, 2016 saw Rebecca Poole support Jools Holland and his Rhythm & […]

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Jazz at Progress | Matt Wates Sextet

Fri 19 Oct | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee Matt Wates alto sax, Martin Shaw trumpet/flugelhorn, Steve Main tenor sax, Leon Greening piano, Malcolm Creese bass, Matt Home drums From the time that his truly remarkable young alto player won the Rising Young Star accolade in the 1997 […]

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Jazz at Progress | Martin Speake Trio with Ethan Iverson | Review

Progress Theatre, Reading, Thursday 27 April 2018 Martin Speake alto saxophone, Fred Thomas bass, James Maddren drums, Ethan Iverson piano The haunting beauty of a gentle lullaby lingered in the rafters of the Progress Theatre as the audience filed out of the auditorium in near silence at the close of a magical two-hours spent in […]

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Progress Theatre

progress theatre - jazz in reading

www.progresstheatre.co.uk | The Mount, Off Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL

Bar at all gigs from 7:00pm. Drinks may be taken into the auditorium during performances.

progress theatre - jazz in reading

Progress Theatre is a self-governing, self-funding theatre group founded in 1947, maintained by volunteers. The Theatre itself is an intimate 95-seat venue. It is the oldest operating theatre in Reading and has a fully licensed bar. There is wheelchair access to the Theatre with a space for disabled patrons. In 2011 Sir Kenneth Branagh became the Patron to Progress Theatre.