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


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Robert Otwinowski Quartet | Shinfield

Thurs 17 Aug | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Robert Otwinowski Quartet | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Simon Cook clonewheel organ, Rudy Cook bass, Esther Ng drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 18 August | Rhythms at the Yurt | Steve Morano vocals/guitar, Hugh Turner guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £12.50


Jazz at Progress | Tom Smith Septet

Fri 18 Aug | Tom Smith Septet | Tom Smith alto sax, Alex Hitchcock tenor sax, Alistair Martin trumpet, Olli Martin trombone, Will Barry piano, Daisy George double bass, Dave Storey drums | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £15.00 (£13.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee – buy tickets here


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 20 Aug | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason vocals and guitar, Andy Crowdy bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Wallingford

Sun 20 Aug | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Stuart Henderson trumpet | Wallingford | Red Lion | 6.30pm | Free


Berkshire Jazz Jam: Ken Thompson Trio | Reading

Wed 23 Aug | 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


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Robert Otwinowski Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 26 Aug | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Robert Otwinowski Quartet | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Simon Cook Hammond organ, Charlie Hutchinson drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 27 Aug | Mike Miller Trio with Phil Berry double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms | 1 pm | Free admission


Fleur Stevenson | Kinecroft Wallingford

Thurs 31 Aug | Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals with the Stanley Moon Trio | Kinecroft Wallingford | Bunkfest 2017 Friends of Bunkfest | 7pm | Admission: ticketed


Jazz at Progress: Two of a Mind | Reading

Fri 1 Sep | Jazz at Progress: Two of a Mind | Chris Biscoe baritone saxophone, Alison Neale alto sax, Jeremy Brown bass, Stu Butterfield drums, Colin Oxley guitar | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee – full information here | Buy tickets


Karl Charity | Pangbourne Jazz Club

Sun 3 Sep | Karl Charity | Karl Charity singer & trumpet,  Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcolm Cliff piano, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | www.pangbournejazzclub.co.uk | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Sept | Equinox with Andy Walls piano | Andy Walls piano, Peter Bingham tenor sax, 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 – Julia Titus | Shinfield

Thurs 7 Sep | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Julia Titus | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Sam Braysher Quartet featuring Michael Kanan | Maidenhead

Sat 9 Sep | Sam Braysher Quartet | Sam Braysher alto saxophone, Michael Kanan piano, Dario Di Lecce double bass, Steve Brown drums | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | Maidenhead | 8pm | £12 | Buy tickets here


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 10 Sept | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Gordon Johnson keybds, Esther Ng drs. Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Reading

Tues 12 Sep | 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


Yateley & Crowthorne Big Band Society (YCBBS) | Sandhurst

Tues 12 Sep | Yateley & Crowthorne Big Band Society (YCBBS) present two record recitals from the golden age of swing | Sandhurst Community Hall, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berks | 7.30pm | £3.50 | Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month | Further details from Kay Sealey (0252 661037)


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington

Tue 19 Sept | Karen Sharp Quartet | Karen Sharp sax, Nikki Iles piano, Marianne Windham double bass, Steve Brown Drums | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 7.15pm | £12


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Reading

Tues 19 Sep | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Fleur Stevenson vocals, TBC piano, Nick Hill bass, Ben Robins drums | Reading | Global Café | Performance begins at 9pm, and then singers are invited onto stage to jam with the band from 9.30pm. | No charge


Chris Barber | Basingstoke

Thurs 21 Sep | Chris Barber | Basingstoke | Anvil Arts |More detail soon.


Jazz at Progress: Alex Hitchcock Quintet | Reading

Fri 22 September | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £14.00 (£12.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

Will Barry – piano, Jay Davis – drums,  Alex Hitchcock – sax, Joe Downard – bass, James Copus – trumpet – full information here


Fleur Stevenson Jazz Duo | Didcot

Fri 22 Sep |  Fleur Stevenson Jazz Duo | Fleur Stevenson vocals., Pete Billington piano | Didcot | The Music Goes Round, The Yurt | 8pm | Admission: £TBC, email themusicgoesroundoo@gmail.com or call 07721 364212 for tickets


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 22 Sept | Rhythms at the Yurt | Fleur Stephenson vocals, Pete Billington keyboards | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £12.50


Helen Shapiro gospel outreach event | Reading

Sat 23rd Sept | Helen Shapiro gospel outreach event | Helen Shapiro presentation and singing some of her old favourites | Reading | Kennet Valley Free Church | 7.30pm | £5


Helen will tell about how she came to faith in Jesus.  This time of testimony is interspersed with some songs (including the ever-popular ‘Walking Back to Happiness’) sung to backing tracks.  

Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 24 Sep | Mike Miller Trio | Dave Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1 pm | Tea for two £20


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle / Karl Charity | Shinfield

Thurs 28 Sep | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle / Karl Charity | Lea Lyle vocals, Karl Charity trumpet/flugelhorn, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 29 Sep | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 30 Sep | Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mark Aston and Lester Brown

Sun 1 Oct | Mark Aston and Lester Brown | Mark Aston trombone & baritone sax, Lester Brown, trumpet & flugelhorn, Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcolm Cliff piano, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | Pangbourne Jazz Club | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Oct | 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 St Andrew’s – Simon Lasky Quartet | Caversham

Sat 14 Oct | Simon Lasky Quartet | St Andrew’s Church, Albert Rd, Caversham, RG4 7PL | 7.30 | Tickets: £15, £17 in advance, under 16s free, from Waltons the Jewellers, Caversham (cash only, closed Mondays) or phone 0118 9484112 / 0118 9463202. Or £17, £19 on the door | Full details www.concertsincaversham.co.uk


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 19 Oct | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 20 Oct | Rhythms at the Yurt | BB Kean vocals, Jamie Howell guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £12.50


Ella Fitzgerald – a Centenary Celebration | Basingstoke

Sun 22 Oct | Ella Fitzgerald – a Centenary Celebration | Basingstoke | Anvil Arts |More detail soon.


Jazz at Progress | Ray Gelato Alex Garnett “Tough Tenors” Quintet | Tickets on sale soon

Fri 27 Oct | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee

Ray Gelato Alex Garnet “Tough Tenors” Quintet | Ray Gelato tenor sax, Alex Garnett tenor sax, Gunther Kurmayr piano, Manuel Alvarez bass, Matt Home drums – full information here


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 27 Oct | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Oct | Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Steph Richardson with the Old Pang Swingers | Pangbourne

Sun 5 Nov | Steph Richardson with the Old Pang Swingers | Steph Richardson vocals, Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcolm Cliff piano , Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | www.pangbournejazzclub.co.uk | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 Nov | 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)


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Trish Elphinstone Quartet | Shinfield

Thurs 9 Nov | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Trish Elphinstone Quartet | Trish Elphinstone saxes, Martin Pickett keyboard, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Jazz at Progress: Moscow Drug Club | Reading

Fri 24 Nov | Moscow Drug Club | Katya Gorrie vocals, Jonny Bruce trumpet, Mirek Salmon accordion, Will Edmunds guitar, Andy Crowdy bass | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £17/£15 | Note the date! More detail soon.


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 24 Nov | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 25 Nov | Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 30 Nov | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Reedyfusion five saxes in harmony | Pangbourne

Sun 3 Dec | Reedyfusion five saxes in harmony | Mike Booker, Rod Kirtain, Pru Sharp, Hazel Carter, John Pumphrey saxes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | www.pangbournejazzclub.co.uk | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Dec | Equinox with Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh 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 at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 14 Dec | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 16 Dec | Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge