Jazz Gig Calendar


This is a live jazz gig listings service from Jazz in Reading. We feature mostly modern jazz gigs happening within 20 miles or so of Reading.

The listings used to be published monthly, under the name 'Jazz Round About Reading', but all gigs now appear in the calendar, the link for which is below left. Check it out whenever you feel the urge to hear live jazz. Don't forget to refresh your browser each time you visit, to be sure of catching all latest changes or additions. Please check with venues before setting off - all details may be subject to change.

Musicians, promoters and venues should send their gig information to us via the Submit Your Gig form. Please note that the details you submit will be checked and edited before being approved for publication. We reserve the right to make amendments before publication if we consider the content inappropriate or inaccurate.

If you have any queries, please email info@jazzinreading.com


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


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


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


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


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson plus guest and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 26 Jun | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, guest tbc, piano tbc, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


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


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)


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


The Big Chris Barber Band | Henley

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


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

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


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


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)


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


Jazz In The Round #5 | Henley

Wed 19 June | John Etheridge (guitar) Pete Oxley (guitar) | Henley | Kenton Theatre | 7:30pm | £20 | Use code JAZZR when booking for special £15 price for Jazz in Reading followers


Progress Theatre – Paz | Reading | Buy tickets

Fri 21 Jun | Progress Theatre – Paz | Legendary latin-jazz-funk fusion outfit | Geoff Castle keyboards, Matt Wates alto sax, Dominic Grant guitar, Rob Statham bass, Chris Fletcher percussion, Les Cirkel drums | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) | Buy tickets


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thurs 27 June | 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


Clive Fortune Big Band | Burghfield Village

Sat 29 Jun | Live music, including jazz standards, big band classics and contemporary arrangements for big band in a beautiful garden setting | Burghfield Village | Little Manor, Church Lane, Burghfield Village, RG30 3TG | 6:30pm | £10 in advance £12 on the door, under 16’s free


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 29 Jun | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Claire Jones vocals, Annie Parker flute, Rory McInroy piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Argo Jazz Project | Reading

Sun 30 Jun | Argo Jazz Project | John Harries-saxes, John Miller-guitar, Andy Lavery-keyboard, Paul Critchfield-bass and vocals, Alan Barwise-drums | Reading | The Global Cafe | 8pm | Admission free


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 2 July | Equinox with Mike Gale | Mike Gale trumpet, 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 at the Magpie and Parrot – Peter Jones | Shinfield

Thurs 4 July | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Peter Jones | Peter Jones vocals, Martin Pickett piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Jazz on a Summer’s Day – Alan Barnes | Maidenhead

Fri 5 Jul | Jazz on a Summer’s Day – Alan Barnes | Alan Barnes (saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass), Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 7 July | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason
guitar/Voc. | John Monney bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No
charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Lester Brown Mike Wills Quintet

Sun 7 Jul | Lester Brown trumpet, Mike Wills saxes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm /£9.00


Giulia Marelli Jazz and Italian Classics Trio: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 9 Jul | Giulia Marelli Jazz and Italian Classics Trio | Giulia Marelli vocals, Dario Basta keyboards, Chema Sacristan drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Swanage Jazz Festival

13/14 Jul | Swanage Jazz Festival | Tickets now on sale | Details here


Gabriel Latchin Trio | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 19 Jul | Gabriel Latchin Trio – The Moon and I Tour | Gabriel Latchin (Piano), Dario Di Lecce (Double Bass), Josh Morrison (Drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £14/£12(conc)


The Rosina Hepburn Quintet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Sat 20 Jul | The Rosina Hepburn Quintet | Rosina Hepburn (vocals), Reuben Ard (piano), Steph Legg (alto sax), Jose Canha (upright bass), David West (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £14/£12(conc)


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra with “The Evolution of the Big Band – from the Birth of Jazz” | Reading Fringe Festival

Tue 23 Jul | Part of the Reading Fringe Festival | Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | A roasting hot swinging 17 piece big band boasting many fine jazz soloists, directed by local trumpet star Stuart Henderson will be playing classics from the earliest days of the big bands, through the Swing Era up to contemporary arrangers and composers. Ellington, Basie, Kenton, Rich and many more! | Venue: Reading Minster | 8pm – 10.30pm | £15
For more details and tickets


John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Thur 25 Jul | John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus | John Etheridge (guitar), Christian Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar), Andy Crowdy (double bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £16


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner | Woolhampton

Sat 27 Jul | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 28 Jul | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Mike Wilkins Quartet | Shinfield

Thu 1 Aug | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Mike Wilkins Quartet | Line-up TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Swinging Hot Jazz – Art Themen | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 2 Aug | Swinging Hot Jazz – Art Themen | Art Themen (saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 4 Aug | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason
guitar/Voc. | Gordon Johnson keys/Voc. | Caversham | The Griffin |
3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mike Piggott Quartet

Sun 4 Aug | Mike Piggott jazz violin, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm /£9.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 6 Aug | Equinox with Guest TBC | Guest TBC, 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 at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle | Shinfield

Thu 29 Aug | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle | Line-up TBA | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 31 Aug | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Martin Dix guitar, Nick Hill bass bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Sept | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason
guitar/Voc. | John Monney bass | Caversham | The Griffin |
3.30pm | No charge


Julia Titus Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 1 Sep | Julia Titus Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano,, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mark Nightingale trombone

Sun 1 Sep | Mark Nightingale trombone, Rory McInroy piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot | Shinfield

Thu 26 Sep | Band TBA | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5