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


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | John Critchinson’s Christmas Party | Ascot

Note: John Critchinson sadly died on 15 Dec, so please contact Jagz to find out the status of this performance

Sun 17 Dec | John Critchinson’s Christmas Party | John Critchinson piano, Art Themen sax, Dave Green bass, Dave Barry drums plus Jacqui Hicks-vocals | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Sunday Jazz Christmas Special at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson, Simon Allen and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 17 Dec | The Retreat Jazz Christmas Special | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Simon Allen saxes, Will Bartlett piano, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | NOTE LATER START TIME: 6.00pm | No charge


Gli Avanzi Jazz Quintet | Reading

Sun 17 Dec | Gli Avanzi Jazz Quintet | Lorenzo Todorow tenor sax, Chris Wagstaff trumpet, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Artigiano Bar | 3:00pm | No charge


Andy Kennedy Quintet | Reading

Sun 17 Dec | Andy Kennedy Quintet | Andy Kennedy saxophones,  Tony Imbierski keyboards, Brian Throup bass, Fern Rose percussion, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7pm | Free entry?


Mike Miller Trio – Basingstoke

Sun 17 Dec | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Old Basing | River Bank Tea Room, London Road, Old Basing, Hampshire RG24 7JL | 1:30 pm | No entry charge


The Paul Jeffries Quintet – a Tribute to Billy Strayhorn | Oxford

Tue 19 Dec | The Paul Jeffries Quintet – a Tribute to Billy Strayhorn | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Ollie Weston sax, Martin Pickett piano, Paul Jeffries bass, Charlie Stratford drums | The Mad Hatter, 43 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA | 8.30pm -11.00pm ! £4/£3


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Tues 19 Dec | 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


Fleur Stevenson Trio at Joe’s, Summertown | Oxford

Thur 21 December | Fleur Stevenson Trio at Joe’s, Summertown, Oxford | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki bass | Joe’s Bar and Grill, 260 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DX. Tel: 01865 554484 | 8.30pm


Tina May | Maidenhead

Fri 22 Dec | Tina May Quartet | Tina May vocals, Piers Green sax, Robin Aspland piano, Andy Cleyndert bass | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Rebecca Poole Quartet | Henley

Fri 22 Dec | Rebecca Poole Quartet | Rebecca Poole vocals, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Hugh Turner guitar, Paul Jeffries bass | Five Horsehoes Maidensgrove nr Henley-on Thames | The Five Horseshoes | 8.00 | £30 jazz supper


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle | Woolhampton

Sat 23 Dec | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle | Lea Lyle vocals, Esther Ng piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Rebecca Poole Trio | Stoke Row

Wed 27 Dec | Rebecca Poole Trio | Stoke Row | Crooked Billet | 8.00pm | Full regular menu. £20 music cover charge.


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

Wed 27 Dec | 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


New Years Eve with Fleur Stevenson and Jez Cook duo | Wantage

Sun 31 Dec | New Years Eve with Fleur Stevenson and Jez Cook duo | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Jez Cook guitar | The Greyhound Inn, Main Street, Letcombe Regis, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9JL Table reservations: 01235 771969


Purdy’s New Years Eve Pop-Up | HOADS Studio | Henley

Sun 31 Dec | Purdy’s New Years Eve Pop-Up | Purdy (Rebecca Poole) vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Ralph Misraki bass, Stuart Henderson trumpet percussion and backing vocals | HAODS Hall, 19 New St, Henley-on-Thames RG9 | 7.30pm | from £35 | Purdy & her band will be followed by a DJ who will take us in style and vigour into the New Year | For more information please contact mail@purdymusic.co.uk


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 2 Jan | Equinox with Simon Cook | Simon Cook 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)


Fleur Stevenson and Hugh Turner duo | Reading

Wed 3 Jan | Jazz Suppers at the Bel and Dragon in Reading with Fleur Stevenson and Hugh Turner duo | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Bel and The Dragon pub, Blakes Lock, Reading | Bel and The Dragon | 7.30pm | No charge


Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Byron Wallen and Tony Kofi

Fri 5 Jan | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Byron Wallen and Tony Kofi | Byron Wallen trumpet, Tony Kofi sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | Bracknell Jazz, South Hill Park, Recital Room | 7.30pm | £10.00/£5 U18s


Jazz at Progress | John Law’s Re-Creations | Buy tickets

Fri 5 Jan | John Law’s Re-Creations | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee

Sam Crockatt saxophones, John Law piano/keyboards, James Agg bass, Billy Weir drums/percussion


Yateley & Crowthorne Big Band Society (YCBBS) | Sandhurst

Tues 9 Jan | Yateley & Crowthorne Big Band Society (YCBBS) present two record recitals from the golden age of swing | Sandhurst Community Hall, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berks GU47 9BJ | 7.30pm | £3.50 | Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month| Further details from Kay Sealey (01252 661037)


Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 10 Jan | Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Dixieland Swing Kings | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 8.00pm to 10.30pm | £9.00


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 11 Jan | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


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


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Reading

Tues 16 Jan| Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Guest TBC piano, Nick Hill bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington | Scott Hamilton Quartet

Tue 16 Jan | Scott Hamilton Quartet | Scott Hamilton sax, John Pearce piano, Dave Green bass, Steve Brown drums | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington |8.00pm | £16


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Wed 17 Jan | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Tom Ollendorff, Rudy Cook bass, Charlie Hutchinson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park, Cellar Bar | 7.30pm | £10.00 (£8.00 in advance) and £5 U18s


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 26 Jan | 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 TB


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 27 Jan | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free entry


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 28 Jan | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1 pm | Tea for two £20


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Pangbourne 


Sun 4 Feb | Stuart Henderson/Jonathon Lewis Quintet |Stuart Henderson trumpet and flugelhorn, Jonathon Lewis tenor sax, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard double bass, Julian Bown drums. |Pangbourne | PWMC | 7:30pm | £7.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 6 Feb | 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)


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

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


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 24 Feb | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free entry


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

Sun 25 Feb | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Basingstoke | Tea Bar | 1 pm | Tea for two £20


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 6 Mar | Equinox with Lea Lyle and Phil Craddock | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock keyboard, 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 8 Mar | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton

Sat 31 Mar | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – band TBC | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | Free entry


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC

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


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 3 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 31 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 28 Jun | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 26 Jul | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


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


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


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC

Thurs 18 Oct | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 15 Nov | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 6 Dec | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Band TBC | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5