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


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 17 Sep | The Definite Collective, transform often well known and popular Jazz, Latin, Pop, Fusion and Funk tunes, into obscure musical explorations. Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman bass, Tony Imbierski organ, Monte Hall percussion, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9:00 – 11.00pm | No charge, donations welcome


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 17 Sep | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | Jonny Ford sax, Simon Cook piano, Steve Riddle bass, Ted Hayes drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00 and £5.50 U18s


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 19 Sep | 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


Steve Waterman | Norden Farm

Fri 20 Sep | Steve Waterman | Steve Waterman (trumpet / flugel), Piers Green (saxophone) Supported by Pendulum Rhythm Section; Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Jazz at Progress | The Scott Willcox Ten-piece Big Band | Buy tickets

Friday 20 Sep | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee

Scott Willcox leading, Gabriel Garrick, Andy Gibson trumpets, Martin Gladdish trombone, Samuel Eagles, Bob McKay, Julian Costello, Pete Hurt saxophones, Dave Frankel keyboard, Andy Cleyndert bass, Gary Willcox drums. Read more…


Rhythms at The Yurt – The Dream Duo | Didcot

Fri 20 Sep | The Dream Duo | Julian Marc Stringle clarinet & saxophone, Dominic Ashworth guitar | Tickets here

 


Paul Glover and Friends | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 21 Sep | Come and watch Paul Glover and Friends cover Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet’s regular session this month at the Global Café | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm till 1.00am | £5.00


Purdy and full band | Wallingford

Sat 21 Sep | Purdy aka Rebecca Poole vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Stuart Henderson trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet , drums and percussion, Raph Mizraki acoustic bass, cello, tuba and melodica | Wallingford | Corn Exchange | 7.45pm | £12


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Damon Brown Quartet | Ascot

Sun 22 Sep | Damon Brown Quartet | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Jean Toussaint with the Frank Toms Trio | Marlow

Tues 24 Sep | Jean Toussaint with the Frank Toms Trio | World famous tenor and soprano saxophonist who came to fame in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers | Marlow Jazz Club | 8.30pm | £10


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lloyd Payne/Otto Caretta & friends | Shinfield

Thu 26 Sep | Lloyd Payne/Otto Caretta & friends | Lloyd Payne trumpet/flugelhorn, Otto Caretta saxes, Simon Cook piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 26 Sep | 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


Mark Lockheart’s Orchestral Jazz Suite ‘Days on Earth’, a Jazz In Reading / Bracknell Jazz presentation at South Hill Park, Bracknell

Fri 27 Sep | Mark Lockheart’s Orchestral Jazz Suite ‘Days on Earth’, a Jazz In Reading / Bracknell Jazz presentation at South Hill Park, Bracknell. ‘Days on Earth’ is an exciting suite created by Mark Lockheart (In Deep, Fellow Creatures, Perfect Houseplants). The performance will commence with a set from the sextet, and following an interval, guests and a string quartet will join the sextet to perform the suite. Tickets: Adults £22.00 – £23.00: Students £10: School and music student groups £5.50.
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Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Sep | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Claire Jones vocals, Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


The Fusion 6 | Global Cafe, Reading

Sat 28 Sep | The Fusion 6 (acid Jazz, funk, afro-cuban) | Global Cafe, Reading | Fern ‘Mr Cool’ Rose – percussion; Andy Kennedy – saxophones and EWI; Tony Imbierski – Hammond organ; Steve Brooks – guitar; Paul Wallace – bass; Tony McKenna – drums; and featuring vocalist Alison Rolls | Reading | Global Cafe | 21:00-1:00 with Whitehouse DJs support | £4 entry | Facebook page


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson Simon Price Star Quintet

Sun 29 Sep | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Tom Berge piano, Andy Crowdy bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Acid Brass Fairey Brass Band – Acid Jazz at The Reading Thames Festival

Sun 29 Sep | As part of The Reading Thames Festival, The Acid Brass Fairey Brass Band perform a repertoire of acid house music | For a video clip of what to expect check out: Acid Brass Fairey Brass Band | Reading Concert Hall in Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street | 7.30 to 9.00pm | Tickets £13/£8 conc | Special offer 2-4-1 price tickets with Code: ‘RTF2019’ | Tickets and more details


Andrew Waite | Norden Farm

Sun 29 Sep | | Andrew Waite (accordion) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 7.30pm | £14 (£12 conc)


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 1 Oct | 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)


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 6 Oct | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals | Gordon Johnson keys/vocals | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Graham vibes

Sun 6 Oct | Alan Graham vibes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


P’Jam | Global Cafe, Reading

Photo © Martin Breschinski

Thurs 10 Oct | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 8pm | Free entry – donations welcome


Jo Harrop with the Simon Spillett Quartet | Marlow, Bucks

Fri 11 Oct | Jo Harrop with the Simon Spillett Quartet – The Jazz Experience – fine dining and jazz | Jo Harrop vocals, Simon Spillett tenor sax, Robin Aspland piano, Stuart Barker bass, Bobby Worth drums | Marlow | CourtGarden House | 7:30pm | £60.00 including three course dinner | Tickets  from the venue or email thejazzexp@gmail.com


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 13 Oct | Gin and Jazz | Lea Lyle, Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Nikki Iles and Karen Sharp | Norden Farm

Fri 18 Oct | | Nikki Iles, Karen Sharp (saxophone), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – P’Jam | Shinfield

Photo © Martin Breschinski

Thurs 24 Oct | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 26 Oct | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Thurs 31 Oct| Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar, David Stamper guitar, Phil Berry double bass| Bo Chomenko accordion| Reading |The Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Donations gratefully received


Clare Teal | Norden Farm

Sat 2 Nov | Clare Teal and her Trio | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £22


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 3 Nov | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals | Gordon Johnson keys/vocals | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Bruce Adams trumpet

Sun 3 Nov | Bruce Adams trumpet, Maff Potts piano,Terry Hutchins guitar,Brian Greene drums, and Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Nov | Pro-Am Challenge: Equinox with Simon Allen | Simon Allen 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)


National Youth Jazz Orchestra | Henley

Fri 8 Nov | National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) | Henley | Kenton Theatre | 7:30pm | £26 Adult £24 Child


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 10 Nov | Gin and Jazz | Fleur Stevenson, Hugh Turner guitar | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Art Themen & Friends featuring Liane Carroll | Wokingham

Tues 19 Nov | Art Themen & Friends featuring Liane Carroll | This musical extravaganza in aid of Wokingham in Need will feature Art Themen & Friends featuring Liane Carroll | Wokingham | The Whitty Theatre | 7:30pm | Tickets £15.00 More information on Facebook


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

Thu 21 Nov | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – New Jazz Sextet | Ross Law trombone, Leon Vince tenor sax, Andy Townsend trumpet, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


The Dime Notes | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Thur 21 Nov | The Dime Notes | David Horniblow clarinet, Andrew Oliver piano, Dave Kelbie guitar, Louis Thomas bass | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15


Julian Siegel Quintet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 22 Nov | Julian Siegel Quintet | Julian Siegel saxes, Paul Jordanous trumpet, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Peter Jones | Woolhampton

Sat 30 Nov | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Peter Jones | Peter Jones vocals, John-Paul Muir piano | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Denny Ilett guitar and vocals

Sun 1 Dec | Denny Ilett guitar and vocals, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Dec | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals. | Gordon Johnson keys/vocals| Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Dec | 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)


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 7 Dec | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax | Reading | The Forester’s Arms, Brunswick Street | 8:30pm | No charge


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 8 Dec | Gin and Jazz | Michelle Aspell, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Jim Mullen Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 20 Dec | Jim Mullen Quartet | Jim Mullen guitar, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Bobby Worth drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 12 Jan | Gin and Jazz | Tracey O’Connor, Simon Cook 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 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