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 Jam in Reading: Ken Thompson Trio | Reading

Wed 24 May | Jam session with house band, open to singers and instrumentalists | Ken Thompson guitar, Phil Berry bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 8:30pm | No charge


Art Themen | Caversham

Wed 24 May | Art Themen | Art Themen tenor sax with supporting trio | Caversham | Mander Court, 8 Derby Road, Reading RG4 5EY | 8pm | No charge but a donation to the  Heathermount School will be greatly appreciated | Call 0118 947 6504 for further information.


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Oxford

Thurs 25 May | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki bass | Oxford | Joe’s Bar and Grill | 8:30pm | Admission: free. Table reservations: 01865 554484


Magpie & Parrot: Karl Charity | Shinfield

Thurs 25 May | Magpie & Parrot: Karl Charity | Karl Charity vocals, trumpet & flugelhorn, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie & Parrot | 8pm | £5 entry | More here: www.karlcharity.co.uk/


Art Themen Quartet | Maidenhead

Fri 26 May | Art Themen | Art Themen (saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 26 May | Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Stuart Henderson trumpet, line up see web site | Finchampstead | Memorial Hall, RG40 4JU | http://www.remixjazzorchestra.co.uk/ | 8.30pm | Price TBC


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 26 May | Rhythms at the Yurt | Rebecca Poole vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £12.50


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 26 May | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians presents The Purcell Jazz Octet with special guests | Bracknell

Sat 27 May | Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians presents The Purcell Jazz Octet with special guests: Simon Allen sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Alexandra Ridout trumpet, Sean Payne sax, Charlie Heywood guitars | Bracknell | South Hill Park | £8.00 in advance, £10.00 on day and students £5.00


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle | Woolhampton

Sat 27 May | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle | Lea Lyle vocals. Phil Craddock piano, Esther Ng bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson Trio | East Hagbourne

Sun 28 May | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Nick Hill bass | East Hagbourne | Fleur de Lys | 3pm | Table reservations: 01235 813247


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 28 May | Mike Miller Trio | Mike Miller guitar, Brian Throup double bass, Nick Monnas drums | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1.30 pm | £20 tea for two


The Supertonics Big Band Spring Concert | Bracknell

Wed 31 May | The Supertonics Big Band Spring Concert | plus Tricia Bassett
vocals | Bracknell | South Hill Park | Doors 7.30pm – Band 8.00pm to 10pm |
FREE entry but voluntary donations on the night & tickets must be reserved
in advance from David Bennett 07739-314261 or davidbennett470@gmail.com


Hailey Tuck | Maidenhead

Fri 2 Jun | Hailey Tuck | Hailey Tuck (vocals) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £14


Jazz at Progress | Art Themen’s New Directions Quintet | Buy tickets

Fri 2 Jun | Progress Theatre, Reading | More details on ” Buy Tickets” tab | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Clive Burton & Judy Vaughan with the Terry Hutchins Trio

Sun 4 Jun 2017 | Clive Burton & Judy Vaughan with the Terry Hutchins Trio | Clive Burton trombone, Judy Vaughan vocals, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | Pangbourne Jazz Club | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7


Ade Holland Trio | Reading

Sun 4 June | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason guitar and vocals, Esther Ng bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 to 6.00pm | No charge.


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 6 Jun | Equinox with Tony Mountifield | Tony Mountifield 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)


Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Allison Neale & Nat Steele | Bracknell

Fri 9 Jun | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Allison Neale & Nat Steele | Allison Neale sax, Nat Steele vibes, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park, Recital Room | 7.30pm | £10.00/£5 U18s


Fleur Stevenson Jazz Quartet | Oxford

Sun 11 June | Fleur Stevenson Jazz Quartet | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Anatoliy Vyacheslavov saxes, Hugh Turner guitar, Paul Jefferies bass | Oxford | Oxford Wine Cafe | 6.30pm | Admission: Free


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Ross Law/Leon Vince | Shinfield

Thurs 15 Jun | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Ross Law/Leon Vince | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 16 June | Rhythms at the Yurt | Julia Turner vocals/guitar, with vocals/violin, double bass, drums | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £12.50


Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield

Tues 20 Jun | Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield | The Swan Inn | 8pm | £5


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Reading

Tues 20 June | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Fleur Stevenson vocals, TBC piano, Nick Hill bass, Ben Robins drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Alexandra Ridout and Sean Payne | Maidenhead

Fri 23 Jun | Alexandra Ridout and Sean Payne | Alexandra Ridout (trumpet, flugel), Sean Payne (saxes), Clarke Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alex Hutton (piano) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Jazz at Progress: Claire Martin with Dave Newton | Reading

Fri 23 Jun | Progress Theatre: Claire Martin with Dave Newton | Claire Martin vocals, Dave Newton piano | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30 | Details and tickets


Photo of Dave Newton by Andrew Cleyndert


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson | Woolhampton

Sat 24 Jun | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


All Jazz Quartet | Jolly Anglers | Reading

Fri 30 June | All Jazz Quartet PLUS Beer Festival | Rima Jake Sax, Helen Moore Piano and Vocals, David Richardson Bass, Kate Kovacs Drums | Reading | The Jolly Anglers | 8.00pm | No charge


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 30 Jun | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Graham with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 2 July 2017 | Alan Graham with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Alan Graham vibes and perccusion, Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcolm Cliff piano, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | Pangbourne Jazz Club | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7


Ade Holland Trio | Reading

Sun 2 July | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Gordon Johnson keybds, Esther Ng bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 to 6.00pm | No charge.


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 July | Equinox with Leon Vince | Leon Vince 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 Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Jul | Equinox with Leon Vince | Leon Vince 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 – Claire Jones | Shinfield

Thurs 6 Jul | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Claire Jones | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Luluk Purwanto | Bracknell

Fri 7 Jul | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Luluk Purwanto | Luluk Purwanto violin, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park, Recital Room | 7.30pm | £10.00/£5 U18s


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 14 July | Rhythms at the Yurt | Ben Holder Trio | Ben Holder violin, Jez Cook guitar, Paul Jefferies bass | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £15.00


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Newbury

Sun 16 July | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar and Raph Mizraki bass | Newbury Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 | 4-5.15pm


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Reading

Tues 18 July | 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


Blues and Beyond – band TBC

Tues 18 Jul | Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield | The Swan Inn | 8pm | £5


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Reading

Sun 23 July | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Raph Mizraki bass | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise on The Caversham Princess | 2 – 5:15pm | Admission: £22.50


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Peter Bingham | Shinfield

Thurs 27 Jul | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Peter Bingham | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 28 Jul | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


The Dime Notes | Maidenhead

Sat 29 Jul | The Dime Notes | David Hornblow (clarinet), Andrew Oliver (piano), Dave Kelpie (rhythm guitar), Tom Wheatley (bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc)


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Ella Fitzgerald Tribute | Woolhampton

Sat 29 Jul | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Ella Fitzgerald Tribute | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, TBC bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 1 Aug | Equinox with Gail Hendrickx | Gail Hendrickx 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)


Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble | Maidenhead

Fri 4 Aug | Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble | Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Piers Green (saxes), Trevor Mires (trombone), Sam Leak (piano), Tom Mason (bass), Ted Carrasco (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc)


Gin and Jazz with Fleur Stevenson | Wallingford

Sun 6 Aug | Gin and Jazz with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, trio lineup TBC | Wallingford | The Keep | 5pm | Admission: free. Monthly gig, every first Sunday of the month


Duncan Lamont & Son | Pangbourne Jazz Club

Sun 6 Aug | Duncan Lamont & Son | Duncan Lamont senior, Duncan Lamont junior saxes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcolm  Cliff piano, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | www.pangbournejazzclub.co.uk | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £7.00


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Reading

Tues 15 Aug | 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


Blues and Beyond – band TBC

Tues 15 Aug | Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield | The Swan Inn | 8pm | £5