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


Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians | Bracknell

Wed 23 May | Bracknell Jazz Young Musicians | Dan Newberry tenor sax, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Charlie Hutchinson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | £10 (£5 under 18s).


Berkshire Jazz Jam: Ken Thompson Trio | Global Cafe | Reading

Wed 23 May | 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


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 24 May | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Nick Hill bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 25 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


Jazz at Progress | Rebecca Poole Quintet | Buy tickets

Fri 25 May | Rebecca Poole vocals, Brandon Allen tenor sax, Hugh Turner guitars, Raph Mizraki bass, Steve Wyndham drums. Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Read more…


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 25 May | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 26 May | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Clive Downs saxes/flute, Martin Dix guitar, Nick Hill bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free entry


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson with guest and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 27 May | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, plus guest TBC and the Simon Price Trio | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 27 May | Mike Miller Trio with Lawrie Wright double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Tea for two £20


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – New Jazz Sextet | Shinfield

Thurs 31 May | New Jazz Sextet | Ross Law trombone, Leon Vince tenor sax, Andy Townsend trumpet, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie & Parrot | 8pm | £5


Fleur Stevenson at the 606 Club | London SW10

Sun  3 Jun | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Brandon Allen sax, Pete Billington piano, Arnie Somogyi double bass | London SW10 | 606 Club | Doors 12.30pm, music 1.30pm | £10


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 3 Jun | Alan Barnes with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Alan Barnes Saxophones, Maff Potts piano, Brian Green drums, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £7.00


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 3 June | Mike Miller Trio with Lawrie Wright double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms | 3:00 pm | Free admission


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 3 Jun | Ade Holland Trio | Andy Townsend trpt, Gordon Johnson keys, Ade Holland gtr | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Wantage

Sun 3 Jun, | Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Billington piano | Wantage | The Greyhound Inn | 6pm | Table reservations: 01235 771969


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Jun | Equinox with Jamie Howell | Jamie Howell guitar, 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)


The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 7 Jun | The Clive Burton Celebration Quintet | Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, John Monney Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Fleur Stevenson Trio on Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 10 Jun | Fleur Stevenson Trio on Jazz River Cruise on The Caversham Princess | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar and Raph Mizraki bass | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5pm | Admission: £24.50


The very best Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 13 Jun | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | Sussex Jazz Kings | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Fleur Stevenson and Maff Potts | Reading

Fri 15 Jun | Fleur Stevenson and Maff Potts |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano | Reading  | Browns | 8pm | No charge


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz duo| Reading

Sat 16 Jun | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz duo | Hbmore guitar | Jez Titterton guitar | Reading | The Elm Tree Beech Hill Hog roast | 1pm onwards | No Charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 17 June | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | River Bank Tea Room | 1:30 pm | Free admission


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Caversham

Thurs 21 Jun | Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | Caversham | Tipsy Bean | Evening | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 24 June | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Tea for two £20


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Peter Bingham Quartet | Shinfield

Thurs 28 Jun | Peter Bingham Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, Simon Cook piano, Marianne Windham bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie & Parrot | 8pm | £5


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 29 Jun | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Short Notice Jazz | Oxford

Sat 30 June  | Simon Feast piano, Myron Edwards bass/vocals, G eorgeNicholson drums | www.facebook com/shortnoticejazz | Oxford | Tap Social Movement | 8 pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 1 July | Mike Miller Trio with Lawrie Wright double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms | 3:00 pm | Free admission


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Tracey Menham with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 7 Jul | Tracey Menham with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Tracey Menham tenor sax & vocals, Malcolm Cliff piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard bass, Julian Bown drums | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £7.00


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 8 July | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | River Bank Tea Room | 1:30 pm | Free admission


The very best Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 11 Jul | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | Alan Gresty / Brian white – Ragtimers | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Mike Miller Trio | Rotherwick

Sun 22 Jul | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Rotherwick | Tylney Hall | 2:30pm | Jazz Afternoon Tea £36 per person


Reading Dusseldorf Jazz Ensemble | Reading Fringe Festival

Wed 25 July | Jazz at The Reading Fringe Festival | Reading Dusseldorf Jazz Ensemble | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Reiner Witzel saxes, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki bass, Simon Price drums | Reading Station Hill Plaza, in front of The Village Biscuit Tin Cafe/Bar | 7.30 till 10.00 | £15 | Tickets on sale soon


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Shinfield

Thurs 26 Jul | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Clive Downs saxes/flute, Martin Dix guitar, Nick Hill bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

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


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 29 July | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Tea for two £20


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 5 Aug | Mike Miller Trio with Phil Berry double  bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms |
3:00 pm | Free admission


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Art Themen with the Terry Hutchins Quartet

Sun 5 Aug | Art Themen with the Terry Hutchins Quartet | Art Themen saxophones, Brian Green drums, Malcolm Cliff piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £7.00


The very best Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 8 Aug  | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | Richard Leach – 7 stars of Jazz | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 12 Aug | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Old Basing | River Bank Tea Room | 1:30pm | Free admission


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 23 Aug | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Claire Jones Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 25 Aug | Claire Jones Quartet | Claire Jones vocals, Rory McInroy piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel |  8pm | £5


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 26 Aug | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Free admission | Tea for two £20


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 2 Sep | Mike Miller Trio with Phil Berry double  bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms |
3:00 pm | Free admission


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 9 Sep | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Old Basing | River Bank Tea Room | 1:30pm | Free admission


The very best Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 12 Sep | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | Matt Palmer – The Eagle Jazz Band | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Claire Jones: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 16 Sep | Claire Jones: Jazz River Cruise on The Caversham Princess | Claire Jones vocals, Rory McInroy piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | | 2.15 – 5pm | Admission: £24.50


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC

Thurs 20 Sep | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

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


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 30 Sep | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1:00 pm | Free admission | Tea for two £20