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


Mike Vernon | Maidenhead

Fri 18 Jan | Mike Vernon | Mike Vernon (vocals) Kid Carlos (guitar), Paul Tasker (Saxophone), Matt Little (keyboards), Ian Jennings (upright bass), Mike Hellier (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15


Jazz at Progress | Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble present ‘The Spirit of Trane’

Fri 18 Jan | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee


Gilad Atzmon tenor sax, Frank Harrison piano, Yaron Stavi double bass, Enzo Zirilli drums Read more…


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 19 Jan | 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


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Alan Barnes Quintet | Ascot

Sun 20 Jan | Alan Barnes Quintet, Alan Barnes sax, Mark Nightingale trombone, Dave Newton piano, Andy Clendert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Judy Vaughan Quintet | Reading, Global Cafe

Sun 20 Jan | Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Martin Dix guitar, Phil Craddock piano, Nick Hill bass,  Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Alan Barnes & Karen Sharp | Marlow

Tue 22 Jan | Alan Barnes & Karen Sharp | Alan Barnes saxes, Karen Sharp saxes, Frank Toms piano, Malcolm Creese bass, Dennis Smith drums, plus a few vocals from Vanessa Smith | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 24 Jan | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Nick Hill bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet | Hedsor

Thur 24 Jan | Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet | Hedsor | Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, Stuart Barker Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Julia Titus | Woolhampton

Sat 26 Jan | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Julia Titus | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Jamie Howell bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Jazz at the Oakwood Centre with the Martin Hart Quartet | Woodley

Sat 26 Jan | The Martin Hart Trio with guest Mike Pigott | Mike Pigott jazz violin with the Martin Hart trio | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £12


The Supertonics Big Band | Bracknell

Sat 26 Jan | The Supertonics Big Band, plus Tricia Bassett (vocals) & featured soloists | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | Tickets £10, now SOLD OUT via SHP, but band may have a few spare tickets | davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


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

Sun 27 Jan | 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


Lea Lyle Quartet with Peter Bingham | Reading, Global Cafe

Tues 29 Jan | Lea Lyle vocals, Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Lester Brown Kelvin Christian Quintet

Thur 31 Jan | Lester Brown Kelvin Christian Quintet | Hedsor | Lester Brown trumpet, Kelvin Christian sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


The Big Chris Barber Band | Newbury

Thu 31 Jan | The Big Chris Barber Band | Chris Barber, Bob Hunt, Mike “Magic” Henry, Peter Rudeforth, Nick White, Ian Killoran, Bert Brandsma, Joe Farler, John Day and John Watson | Newbury | The Corn Exchange |7.45pm | £22


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | Reading

Thurs 31 Jan | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | HBmore guitar, Richard Bawcombe guitar, David Stamper guitar, Piotr Jordan violin, Paul Malloy double bass | Reading | Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Donations gratefully received


Bracknell Jazz| South Hill Park

Fri 1 Feb | Bracknell Jazz – Mick Foster & Dominic Ashworth quintet | Mick Foster sax, Dominic Ashworth guitar, 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


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Art Themen with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 3 Feb | Art Themen with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Art Themen saxophones, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard bass, Brian Greene drums | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 3 Feb | Ade Holland Guitar, Phil Mason Guitar/Voc, John Monney Bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 | no charge.


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Feb | Equinox with Debby Bracknell | Debby 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)


Lea Lyle Quartet with Annie Parker | Reading, Global Cafe

Thurs 7 Feb | Lea Lyle vocals, Annie Parker flute, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Sat 9 Feb | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Allen leads the Purcell Jazz Ensemble | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £10.50 and £5.50 U18s


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 10 Feb | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 10 Feb | Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Ewen Baird saxes, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Café | 7pm | No charge


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Ewen Baird Band | Shinfield

Thu 14 Feb | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Ewen Baird Band | Ewen Baird saxes, Martin Pickett keyboard. TBC bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 16 Feb | 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


Fleur Stevenson at the 606 Club with Special Guest Brandon Allen | London

Sun 17 Feb | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Brandon Allen sax, Pete Billington piano and TBC double bass | 606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10 0QD | Chelsea | doors: 12.30am, music starts 1.30pm | £10, book online: www.606club.co.uk or call 020 7352 5953


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 19 Feb | 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


The Mark Cherrie Quartet | Marlow

Tue 19 Feb | The Mark Cherrie Quartet | Mark Cherrie steel pan, John Donaldson piano, Mick Hutton bass, Eric Ford drums | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 21 Feb | 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


Portrait of Cannonball featuring Tony Kofi | Progress Theatre, Reading | Buy tickets

A dream front-line: Tony Kofi and Byron Wallen

Fri 22 Feb | Portrait of Cannonball featuring Tony Kofi (review here) | Progress Theatre, Reading |Tony Kofi  alto sax, Alex Webb piano, Byron Wallen trumpet, Andy Cleyndert  bass, Alfonso Vitale  drums, Deelee Dubé  vocalist | Reading | Progress Theatre | Buy tickets


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 23 Feb | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


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

Sun 24 Feb | 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


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Leon Greening Trio | Ascot

Sun 24 Feb | Leon Greening Trio | Leon Greening piano, Connor Chaplin bass, Steve Brown drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Fleur Stevenson and Hugh Turner | Wallingford

Sun 24 Feb | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Wallingford | The Old Post Office, St Martins Street OX10 0AA. Table reservations: 01491 836068 | 6-8pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 28 Feb | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Nick Hill bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Bracknell Jazz South Hill Park

Fri 1 Mar | Bracknell Jazz – Luluk Purwanto & Byron Wallen quintet | Luluk Purwanto violin & voice, Byron Wallen 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


The Supertonics Big Band | Bracknell

Sat 2 Mar | The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalists Tricia Bassett & Jeremy Lassen | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | Jennett’s Park RG12 8EB | 7.30pm | Tickets £10, reserve in advance please | davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Tina May with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 3 Mar | Tina May with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Tina May vocals, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard bass, Brian Greene drums | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 3 Mar | Ade Holland Guitar, Phil Mason Guitar/Voc, John Monney Bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 | no charge.


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes – Pro-Am Challenge | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Mar | Pro-Am Challenge – Equinox with Alex Hitchcock | Alex Hitchcock tenor sax, 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)


Lea Lyle Quartet with Lloyd Payne | Reading, Global Cafe

Thurs 7 Mar | Lea Lyle vocals, Lloyd Payne trumpet/flugelhorn, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 10 Mar | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Julia Titus vocals, Dominic Barnett piano | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot | Shinfield

Thu 14 Mar | Band TBA | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Hare Hatch

Thurs 14 Mar | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki double bass | Twyford | Horse and Groom | 7pm | No charge


Tina May | Maidenhead

Fri 15 Mar | Tina May | Tina May (Vocals), Simon Marsh (alto and tenor sax), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 19 Mar | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Dom Ingham violin & voice, 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


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 28 Mar | 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


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 30 Mar | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson Trio – Gin and Jazz Evening | East Hagbourne

Sat 30 Mar | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, TBC bass | Didcot | Fleur de Lys | evening | No charge