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


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 23 Jan | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals with her band, come along for a sing with this lovely line-up | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


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 £20 (£18 Early Bird) 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.


Alan Barnes Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 24 Jan | Alan Barnes Quartet | Alan Barnes saxes, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Jazz at the Oakwood Centre: Martin Hart Trio with Vasilis Xenopoulos | Woodley

Sat 25 Jan | The Martin Hart Trio with guest Vasilis Xenopoulos | Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Ken McCarthy piano. Nick Pugh bass, Martin Hart drums | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £12


Jazz at the Queens Head – Ewen Baird Quartet | Reading 

Sat 25 Jan | Ewen Baird Quartet: Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry


The Supertonics Big Band, Burns Night Concert | Bracknell

Saturday 25 Jan | The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalist Tricia Bassett, Burns Night Concert | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8.00pm | £10 | Tickets from SHP, davidbennett470@gmail.com, 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk

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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


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson Karen Sharp and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 26 Jan | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Karen Sharp saxophone, Pete Billington piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge but donations welcome


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | Reading

Thurs 30 Jan | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar, David Stamper guitar, Phil Berry double bass | Piotr Jordan violin | Reading | The Global Cafe | 8:30pm till 11pm | Donations gratefully received


Bracknell Jazz – Laura Zakien’s Minor Moments | South Hill Park

Fri 31 Jan | Laura Zakien’s Minor Moments | Laura Zakien vocals, Paul Bartolomew baritone sax, Steve Lodder piano, Andy Hamill bass, Martin Pyne drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Jazz at The 19th Hole – Lea Lyle Quartet | Theale

Fri 31 Jan | Jazz at The 19th Hole – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Jamie Howell double bass, Jim Wade drums | Theale | Theale Golf Club | Doors 7pm • Music 8pm | Special introductory price: just £5 | To book tickets enquire at the Club bar or call 0118 930 5331 | Plenty of free parking – and food available | The 19th Hole is a brand new easy-to-reach jazz venue close to M4 J12 – click here to receive news of future Jazz at The 19th Hole events.

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Jazz at Progress | Xhosa Cole Quartet | Tickets now on sale

Friday 31 January | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Tenor saxophonist Xhosa Cole, BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018, brings together an all-star quartet featuring some of finest talent based in the UK. Alongside fellow finalist and bass player James Owston, powerhouse drummer Jim Bashford and Canadian, now UK resident, trumpet virtuoso Jay Phelps, this band embodies the spirit of the bebop and hard bop greats.
More information and tickets: here


The Fusion 6 @The Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 1 Feb | Jazz Funk; Acid Jazz; blues; latin fusion | Andy Kennedy – sax, Tony Imbierski – keys, Paul Wallace – bass, Tony McKenna – drums & percussion, Alison Rolls – vocals | Whitehouse Studio DJs playing vinyl before, between and after | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm-1am | £3 or donations


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)


Alice Leggett Quartet | Guildford

Tues 4 Feb | Alice Leggett Quartet |Alice Leggett Sax | Guildford | The Electric Theatre Guildford | 7:30pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets


Apollo Big Band with Michaela Fedeczko | Stockcross

Fri 7 Feb | Apollo Big Band with Michaela Fedeczko | Stockcross | Sutton Hall | 8pm | £10 (£5 under 16s) | Tickets from apollobigband.co.uk or 01793 766129 | Tea and coffee available, bring your own wine and nibbles


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


P’Jam | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 9 Feb | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 6pm | Suggested donation £3

 


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Tues 11 Feb | 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, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge, donations welcome


Traditional Jazz | Sonning

Wed 12 Feb | The very best UK traditional jazz bands – featuring Kevin Grenfell and his Jazz Giants. | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park. Sonning . RG4 6ST | 8pm | £10 |Contact : http://www.readingjazzclub.com


Pete Long & Simon Spillett Salute The Jazz Couriers! | Guildford

Wed 12 Feb | Pete Long & Simon Spillett | Pete Long Tenor Sax, Simon Spillett Tenor Sax, Rob Barron Piano, Marianne Windham Bass, Chris Draper Drums | Guildford | Guildford Rugby Club Pavillion | 8:00pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird and Nick Hill | The Global Café, Reading

Thurs 13 Feb | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar. Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Café  | 8:30 pm | No charge but donations welcome


Some Kinda Wonderful featuring the music of Stevie Wonder – Valentine’s Evening Special | Marlow

Fri 14 Feb | Some Kinda Wonderful featuring the music of Stevie Wonder – Valentine’s Evening Special! Fine dining and jazz| Derek Nash saxes, Noel McCalla vocals, plus band | Marlow | CourtGarden House | 7:30pm | £60.00 including three course dinner | Tickets – or e-mail or call 07803 854514


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 15 Feb | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his heavy funk quartet at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 12.00am | £6.00


Alan Barnes & Simon Spillett | Marlow

Tue 18 Feb | Alan Barnes & Simon Spillett | Alan Barnes on various saxes and clarinet, Simon Spillett on tenor sax, and the Frank Toms Trio | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 20 Feb | 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


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 27 Feb | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals with her band, come along for a sing with this lovely line-up | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


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.


Tina May plus Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 28 Feb | Tina May plus Quartet | Tina May vocals, Will Gibson alto & tenor sax, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, David Ingamells drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Bracknell Jazz – Martin Speake Quartet with Ethan Iverson | South Hill Park

Sat 29 Feb | Martin Speake Quartet with Ethan Iverson | Martin Speake alto sax, Ethan Iverson piano, Calum Gourlay bass, Jeff Williams drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


The Fusion 6 @The Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 29 Feb | Jazz Funk; Acid Jazz; blues; latin fusion | Andy Kennedy – sax, Tony Imbierski – keys, Paul Wallace – bass, Tony McKenna – drums & percussion, Alison Rolls – vocals | Whitehouse Studio DJs playing vinyl before, between and after | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm-1am | £3 or donations


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)


Andy Kennedy Quintet | Reading

Wed 4 March | Andy Kennedy Quintet | Andy Kennedy saxophones, Brian Throup bass, Fern Rose percussion, Mike Goff drums, Tony Imbierski keyboards | Reading | The Milk Bar, 8 Merchants Place, Reading, RG11DT | 8:00pm | No charge


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


Alec Dankworth’s “Spanish Accents”| The Gap Gig, Goring on Thames

Fri 13 Mar |Alec Dankworth’s “Spanish Accents” | Emily Dankworth vocals, Chris Garrick violin, Mark Lockheart saxes, Phil Robson guitar, Demi Garcia percussion, Alec Dankworth bass and Jesus Olmedo flamenco dancing | Goring Village Hall | Doors open 7.30pm | Tickets £15 – 01491 874492


The Supertonics Big Band, Equinox Concert | Bracknell

Saturday 21 Mar | The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalists Tricia Bassett & Jeremy Lassen, Equinox Concert| Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | Jennett’s Park Community Centre | 7.30pm | £10 | Reserve tickets in advance from davidbennett470@gmail.com, 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


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 |


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


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

Photo by Ian Wallman

Sun 12 Apr | Gin and Jazz | Steph Pirrie vocals and trumpet, Martin Pickett piano | 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 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