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


Gli Avanzi Jazz Sextet | Reading

Sun 23 Apr | Gli Avanzi Jazz Sextet | Lorenzo Todorow tenor, Chris Wagstaff trumpet, Martin Dix guitar, Jim Saunders bass, Andrew Last drums, Diego Molina percussion | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:30pm | FREE


Jazz Jam in Reading: Ken Thompson Trio | Reading

Wed 26 Apr | 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


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 28 Apr | 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


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Peter Jones | Woolhampton

Sat 29 Apr | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Peter Jones | Peter Jones vocals, Martin Pickett piano, Keith Howard bass | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | More here: http://peterjonesjazz.co.uk/


Twelfth Night with Jazz | Newbury

Mon 1 May to Sat 6 May | Twelfth Night with Jazz | A dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s perfect play, fuelled by energetic jazz music and re-imagined in the 1920s | Newbury | The Watermill Theatre | Location | Box office 01635 46044 | Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Thurs and Sat matinées 2.30pm,  Sat 6 May 1.30pm and 6.30pm | £15 – £26.50 | Full details


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Wed 2 May | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Olli Martin trombone, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Charlie Hutchinson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park, Wilde Upstairs performance space | 7.30pm | £10.00 (£8.00 in advance) and £5 U18s


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 2 May | Equinox with Debbie Bracknell | Debbie 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)


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Otto Caretta Band | Shinfield

Thurs 4 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Otto Caretta Band | Otto Caretta saxes, Lloyd Payne trumpet & flugelhorn, Elliott Rooney piano, Nick Hill bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Jazz at Progress | Partikel with Ant Law: The Counteraction Tour | Buy tickets

Fri 5 May | Progress Theatre, Reading | Partikel with Ant Law: The Counteraction Tour| Max Luther bass, Eric Ford drums, Duncan Eagles sax, Ant Law guitar | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.


An Evening of Swing and Jazz: The MillsTones Big Band | Wokingham

Sat 6 May | An Evening of Swing and Jazz: The MillsTones Big Band | 1st Wokingham Scout Group presents the MillsTones in fund raising concert for scout hut roof replacement | Wokingham | Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose St.| Refreshments served | 6:30 for 7:00pm | £10 | Tickets from  millstones.1stwokingham@gmail.com  or  0797 3952703


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 7 May | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Alan Barnes saxes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcom Cliff piano, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | Pangbourne Jazz Club | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7


Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Iain Ballamy | Bracknell

Fri 12 May | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Iain Ballamy | Iain Ballamy sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park, Recital Room | 7.30pm | £10.00/£5 U18s


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington

Tue 16 May | Digby Fairweather / Julian Stringle Quintet | Digby Fairweather trumpet, Julian Stringle sax/clarinet, Martin Litton piano, Marianne Windham bass, Bobby Worth drums | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington |8.00pm | £12


Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield

Tues 16 May | Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield | The Swan Inn | 8pm | £5


Rebecca Poole with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Reading

Tue 16 May | Stuart Henderson quartet with special guest star Rebecca Poole | Rebecca Poole vocals, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Hugh Turner guitar, Paul Jeffries bass, Simon Price drums | Henley Road, Playhatch, Reading | The Flowing Spring | 8.30pm | £8.00


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.


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 25 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £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


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

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


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 27 May | Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


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


Jazz at Progress | Art Themen’s New Directions Quintet | More details soon

Fri 2 Jun | Progress Theatre, Reading | More details soon | 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


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


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


Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield

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


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 | More details soon.


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


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


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 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


Blues and Beyond – band TBC

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


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


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 29 Jul | Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | 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)


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


Blues and Beyond – band TBC

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


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

Thurs 17 Aug | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Robert Otwinowski Trio | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Simon Cook Hammond organ, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 26 Aug | Dinner jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Jazz at Progress: Two of a Mind | Reading

Fri 1 Sep | Jazz at Progress: Two of a Mind | 7:30pm | More details soon


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 Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 7 Sep | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield

Tues 19 Sep | Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield | The Swan Inn | 8pm | £5


Jazz at Progress: Alex Hitchcock Quintet | Reading

Fri 22 Sep | Jazz at Progress | Alex Hitchcock Quintet | 7:30pm | More details soon


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 28 Sep | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5