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


Chris Barber Big Band | Goring Village Hall

Fri 13 Dec | Chris Barber Big Band | Goring Village Hall | Goring | Goring Hall Live | 8.00pm | £19.50


The Apollo Big Band with Steph Richardson | Stockcross nr Newbury

Fri 13 Dec | The Apollo Big Band with Steph Richardson | Stockcross nr Newbury | The Sutton Hall, Church Rd RG20 8LN | 8pm | £10 Adults, £5 under 16s | Apollo Big Band website


Gary Potter’s “Hot Club” Quartet | Marlow

Tue 17 Dec | Gary Potter’s “Hot Club of France” Quartet | Gary Potter guitar, Mike Piggott violin, Nils Solberg guitar, Peter Hughes bass | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 17 Dec | 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, donations welcome


Trad Jazz and Party Night at Theale Village Hall | Theale

Tue 17 Dec | This week’s guest is Andy Dickens on trumpet & flugelhorn playing with the High Society Jazz Band led by Graeme Hewitt | Theale Village Hall, Englefield Rd, Theale, Reading RG7 5AS | 8.00 | £10


Ian Shaw | Farncombe

Wed 18 Dec | Ian Shaw vocals | Kate Williams piano | Dave Ohm drums | Marianne Windham bass | Farncombe | St John’s Church | 8 pm | £16, members £14 | Book here


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 19 Dec | 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, donations welcome


Jim Mullen Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 20 Dec | Jim Mullen Quartet | Jim Mullen guitar, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Bobby Worth drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Jazz at Progress | A Jazz Christmas Carol by Alan Barnes | Buy tickets

Friday 20 December | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee

Jazz at Progress is delighted to bring you a very special Christmas performance of Alan Barnes’ A Jazz Christmas Carol based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel. The band comprises the cream of British jazz musicians:

The Alan Barnes Octet – with Alan Barnes on saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, Bruce Adams on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mark Nightingale on trombone, Robert Fowler on saxophones and clarinet, Karen Sharp on saxophones and clarinet, David Newton on piano, Simon Thorpe on bass, and Clark Tracey on drums.

More information and a link to a taster of Ebenezer Scrooge’s “Bah Humbug!” piece in Alan Barnes’ Christmas Carol here


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 21 Dec | 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 | 9.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


Steve Foster and HTW Jazz Trio | Brightwell cum Sotwell

Sun 22 Dec | Steve Foster and HTC Jazz Trio | Nick Hill – Piano, Brian Throup – Bass, Carl White – Drums | Brightwell cum Sotwell,  OX10 0RT | 6pm – 8pm | No Charge


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Dec | Dinner Jazz at The Angel | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 3827


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 Jan | Equinox with Annie Parker | Annie Parker alto/bass flutes, 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)


Steve Waterman All Star Band | Goring

Fri 10 Jan | Steve Waterman All Star Band | Steve Waterman trumpet/flugelhorn, Alan Barnes saxes, Mark Nightingale trombone, Karen Sharp saxes, Clark Tracey drums, Gareth Williams piano, Alec Dankworth bass | Goring Gap Gig | Goring Village Hall | 8pm | £15 | Tel John 01491 874492 for tickets and seat reservations.


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 12 Jan | Gin and Jazz | Tracey O’Connor, Simon Cook piano | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Lea Lyle Quartet | Reading

Thurs 23 Jan | Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham double bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Marilyn’s Speakeasy | 9pm | £8 (music only) or £15 with pre-show two course meal | Buy tickets now | Easy cheap parking across the road at Broad St Mall for £4 all night after 6pm |  Marilyn’s Speakeasy is a brand new jazz venue in the heart of Reading, located above Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House – click here to receive news of future Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy events.


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 25 Jan | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 382

Photo © Zoë White Photography


The Glenn Miller Story | The Hexagon, Reading

Sun 2 Feb | Terry Steel’s Astor Big Band and singers: The Glenn Miller Story | Reading | The Hexagon | 3pm | More information and tickets from Hexagon Box Office 0118 960 6060, or from the ‘What’s On’ pages | All profits, and a collection at this performance, go to the Royal British Legion to support their work with PTSD sufferers.


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Andy Dickens trumpet

Sun 2 Feb | Andy Dickens trumpet, Rory Mckinroy piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00.


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Feb | 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)


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 9 Feb | Gin and Jazz | FB Pocket Orchestra: Jenny Russell, Ollie Corbin and Paul Stevenson (vocals and a variety of instruments) | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – P’Jam | Reading

Thurs 27 Feb | Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham double bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Marilyn’s Speakeasy | 9pm | £8 (music only) or £15 with pre-show two course meal | Tickets available soon| Easy cheap parking across the road at Broad St Mall for £4 all night after 6pm |  Marilyn’s Speakeasy is a brand new jazz venue in the heart of Reading, located above Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House – click here to receive news of future Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy events.


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Art Themen saxes

Sun 1 Mar | Art Themen saxes, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Mar | Pro-Am Challenge: Equinox with Stuart Henderson | Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn, 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)


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 8 Mar | Gin and Jazz | Lea Lyle vocals, Geoff Goodman piano | Three Guineas |Reading | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Guildford JazzFest 20

20-22 Mar | Guildford JazzFest 20 – profits will go to local charity Guildford Philanthropy | Three day festival featuring a wide spectrum of jazz, funk and Latin grooves | Artists appearing include Iain Ballamy, Alan Barnes, Pete Churchill, Nicolas Meier, David Newton, Mark Nightingale, Dennis Rollins, Clark Tracey, Steve Waterman | More details on Guildford Jazz website and Facebook | Guildford | Electric Theatre – tickets from the  Box Office |


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 Apr | Equinox with Andy Walls | Andy Walls 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)


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

 Sun 12 Apr | Gin and Jazz | Maxine Day vocals, Martin Pickett piano | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Tina May

Sun 5 Apr | Tina May vocals, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 10 May | Gin and Jazz | Claire Jones vocals, Rory McInroy piano | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mike Piggott

Sun 3 May | Mike Piggott jazz violin, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Barnes saxes

Sun 7 Jun | Alan Barnes saxes, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 14 Jun | Gin and Jazz | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 12 Jul | Gin and Jazz | Band TBC | Reading | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 9 Aug | Gin and Jazz | Jon Walsh guitar, vocals, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading