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


Jim Mullen Quartet | Maidenhead

Fri 20 Oct | Jim Mullen Quartet | Jim Mullen guitar, Robin Aspland piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Guildford Jazz Festival | Day One | 20 October

Fri 20 to Sun 22 Oct | Guildford Jazz Festival | Venues at various locations throughout to city | A huge choice and variety of bands | See full details here: Guildford Jazz Festival


Sax in the City goes Global | Reading

Fri 20 Oct | Sax in the City | Johnty Wilks (soprano & alto saxes, wind synthesiser), K Darling (fretless bass, programming) | Reading | Global Cafe | 9-11pm | Free


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


Guildford Jazz Festival | Day Two | 21 October

Fri 20 to Sun 22 Oct | Guildford Jazz Festival | Venues at various locations throughout to city | A huge choice and variety of bands | See full details here: Guildford Jazz Festival


All Jazz Quartet | Reading

Sat 21 Oct | All Jazz Quartet | Rima Jake tenor sax, Helen Moore piano and vocals, David Richardson bass, Kate Swann drums | Reading| Jolly Anglers | 8.00pm | No charge


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Benn Clatworthy Quartet | Ascot

Sun 22 Oct | Benn Clatworthy Quartet | Benn Clatworthy tenor sax, John Donaldson piano, Simon Thorpe bass, Matt Home drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Ella Fitzgerald – a Centenary Celebration | Basingstoke

Sun 22 Oct | Ella Fitzgerald – a Centenary Celebration | Olivier Award nominated singer Alison Jiear and the London Concert Orchestra Show Band | Basingstoke | Anvil Arts | £31.50, £29; Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £2 off – limited offer (includes £2 booking fee)


Three days of Guildford Jazz Festival | October 20th to 22nd

Fri 20 to Sun 22 Oct | Guildford Jazz Festival | Venues at various locations throughout to city | A huge choice and variety of bands | See full details here: Guildford Jazz Festival


Berkshire Jazz Jam: Ken Thompson Trio | Reading

Wed 25 Oct | 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


Jamie Howell’s Evidence Bass | Reading

Thurs 26 Oct | Jamie Howell’s Evidence Bass | Jamie Howell guitar, Tony Imbierski organ, Fabio Iacono drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9:00pm | Donations


Jazz at Progress | Ray Gelato Alex Garnett “Tough Tenors” Quintet | Buy tickets

Fri 27 Oct | Progress Theatre, Reading | Ray Gelato Alex Garnet “Tough Tenors” Quintet  | Ray Gelato tenor sax, Alex Garnett tenor sax, Gunther Kurmayr piano, Manuel Alvarez bass, Matt Home drums | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Buy tickets


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 27 Oct | 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


Amber & the Professors EP Launch Vintage Ball | Shiplake

Fri 27 Oct | Amber & the Professors EP Launch Vintage Ball | Shiplake Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake Cross, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4DN | Doors: 7.15 | Tickets include Prosecco, 3-course dinner, CD and return Red Routemaster trip from Reading Station: £40 online at www.trybooking.co.uk/book/event?eid=1706 Doors 7.15 | Dress Code: Black Tie/Vintage/Glam | Full details www.amberandtheprofessors.com/music/


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

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


Two back to back gigs with Johnty Wilks: – Sax in the City – full of sizzling sax at 6.15 pm | And: – Deep Deep Sax at 8.30pm | Reading

Sax in the City – full of sizzling sax | Reading
Sat 28 Oct | Sax in the City | Johnty Wilks (soprano & alto saxes, wind synthesiser), K Darling (fretless bass/programming) | Reading | South Street Arts Centre | 6:15pm | £14 advance, £17 door, Combo tickets: Sax in the City + Johnty Wilks (as below): £27/£32 door | Booking: South Street Arts Centre | Box Office: 0118 960 6060

Johnty Wilks – Deep Deep Sax | Reading
Sat 28 Oct | Johnty Wilks | Johnty Wilks (soprano & alto saxes, wind synthesiser), K Darling (u-bass/fretless bass, programming) | Reading | South Street Arts Centre | 8:30pm | £19 advance, £22 door, Combo tickets: Sax in the City (as above) + Johnty Wilks: £27/£32 door | Booking: South Street Arts Centre | Box Office: 0118 960 6060


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Oct | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Reading

Sat 28 Oct | Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Hugh Turner guitar, Frankie Tontoh drums, Anatoliy Vyacheslavov tenor saxophone, Stefan Redtenbacher, bass) | Reading | Global Cafe | 10pm | £4


The Molecules | Cholsey

Sun 29 Oct | The Molecules | Molly Graham vocals, Tim Dawes piano, bass tbc, drums tbc | Cholsey | The Red Lion | 6:30pm-8:30pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 29 Oct | Mike Miller Trio with Dave Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1 pm | Tea for two £20


Jackie Doe and the Uncertainty of Passion | Reading

Sun 29 Oct | Jackie Doe and the Uncertainty of Passion | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:00pm | Donations


Senanes3 | Reading

Mon 30 Oct | Senanes3 | Argentinian trio from Buenos Aires | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:30pm | £5


The Definite Collective | Reading

Tues 31 Oct | The Definite Collective | Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman, bass, Tony Imbierski, organ, Monte Hall, percussion, Paul Glover , drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Donations


The National Youth Jazz Orchestra | Henley

Fri 3 Nov | The National Youth Jazz Orchestra | Henley | The Kenton Theatre | 7:30pm | Adults £24, Concessions £22 | Tickets on-line from the theatre or call the Box Office on 01491 575698


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, Julian Bown drums | www.pangbournejazzclub.co.uk | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


An Evening of Authentic Blues | Basingstoke

Mon 6 November | 8.00 | An Evening of Authentic Blues in support of Basingstoke Stroke Support Group | From New York – Jim Kweskin – a guitarist and singer who has worked with Otis Spann, Mississippi John Hurt and Sippie Wallace, plus the Blues Duo of Bill Boazman & Paul Swinton | Basingstoke Irish Centre, Council Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DH | Tickets: £10 from 07871 129191 or blackbird@waitrose.com


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 – Mike Wilkins Quartet | Shinfield

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


Denise King | Goring

Fri 10 Nov | American jazz singer, Denise King, will be performing as part of her
British tour | Denise King vocals, John Pearce piano, Bobby Worth drums, Simon Woolfe bass | Goring | Goring Village Hall | 8pm | £15 | Tickets available from “Inspiration”, Goring High Street or ring John Calvert on 01491 874492


Gypsy jazz – Swing Fromage Sextet | Pangbourne

Sat 18 Nov | Gypsy jazz – Swing Fromage Sextet | Annalise Lam violin, Tom Weetman Maccaferri-style guitar, Pete Thomas double bass, Tim Robinson and and Nigel Wheeler, gypsy jazz guitar | Pangbourne | Village Hall, RG8 7AN | 19.45 for 20.15 | Tickets: £10 – from Inspirations, Goring Arcade, Goring on Thames or Phone Fran on 01491 872932


Jazz at Progress: Moscow Drug Club | Reading | Buy tickets

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 | Buy Tickets


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

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


Big Band Swing Ball | Reading

Sat 25 Nov | Big Band Swing Ball | Swing into the festive season with the Reading University Big Band | Great Hall, London Road Campus | 7pm | Tickets: £16/£12 concessions available at the door (cards sales only) or in advance from www.reading.ac.uk/music | Free cocktail on arrival | Cashless bar on the night | The perfect way of spend a cold winter night


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

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


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 26 Nov | Mike Miller Trio with Dave Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1 pm | Tea for two £20


New Jazz Sextet | Reading

Thurs 30 Nov | New Jazz Sextet | Leon Vince tenor sax, Lloyd Payne trumpet, Ross Law trombone, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge / donations welcome


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, Julian Bown 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


The Supertonics Big Band, featuring vocalist Tricia Bassett | Bracknell

Fri 15 Dec | The Supertonics Big Band | 15-piece swing band, featuring vocalist Tricia Bassett | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8:00pm | Tickets free, but must be reserved in advance, voluntary donations on the night |  www.thesupertonics.co.uk or 07739-314261 or davidbennett470@gmail.com


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

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


Gilad Atzmon | Goring

Fri 12 Jan | Gilad Atzmon will be playing a tribute to John Coltrane, with a string quartet | Goring | Goring Village Hall | 8pm | £15 | Tickets available from “Inspiration”, Goring High Street or ring John Calvert on 01491 874492