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 The Retreat – Stuart Henderson and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 26 Mar | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Kelvin Christiane sax. Nigel Price guitar, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Ade Holland Trio | Reading

Sun 26 March | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason vocals and guitar, Keith Howard bass | Reading | Abbot Cook | 1.30pm | No charge


Jazz Jam in Reading: Ken Thompson Trio | Reading

Wed 29 Mar | 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


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Wed 29 Mar | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Ed Parr 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


All Jazz Quartet | The Jolly Anglers | Reading

Fri 31 Mar | All Jazz Quartet | Mat Sadler Sax, Helen Moore Piano and Vocals, David Richardson Bass, Kate Kovacs Drums | Reading | | The Jolly Anglers | 8.00pm | No charge


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 31 Mar | 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 31 Mar | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


Rotary Jazz Night | Henley-On-Thames

Sat 1 Apr | The Rotary Club of Henley-On-Thames presents Prudence Sharp’s Gentle Jazz Big Band | Plus Special Guests: Alan Grahame vibes, Hazel Pollard vocals and Ken Fitt saxophone | Henley-on-Thames | The Christ Church Centre, 46 Reading Road, RG9 1AG | Bar available | £20 including a fish & chip supper | 7.00 for 7.30pm | Tickets from kenfitt@btinternet.com or 01491 680813


Sunday Jazz at Abbot Cook | Stuart Henderson Trio | Reading

Sun 2 Apr | Sunday Jazz Trio | Stuart Henderson trumpet, piano & bass TBC | Reading | Abbot Cook | 1.30pm to 4.30pm | No charge


Rebecca Poole Quartet featuring Stuart Henderson | Oxford

Sun 2 Apr | Rebecca Poole Quartet featuring Stuart Henderson | Rebecca Poole vocals, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Hugh Turner guitar, Paul Jeffries bass | Oxford | Oxford Wine Cafe | 6.30pm to 9.00pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alison Bentley with the Keith Howard Trio

Sun 2 Apr 2017 | Alison Bentley with the Keith Howard Trio | Alison Bentley vocals, Kevin Armstrong guitar, Ewen Baird tenor sax, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | Pangbourne Jazz Club | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Apr | Equinox with Alex Forsyth | Alex Forsyth sax/flute, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Marianne Windham bass, Paul Kaluza percussion | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Jazz at Progress | Arnie Somogyi’s Jump Monk | Buy tickets

Fri 7 Apr | Arnie Somogyi’s Jump Monk pays tribute to two of the greatest composers in jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk| Arnie Somogyi bass, Tony Kofi alto sax, Jeremy Price trombone, Mark Edwards keyboard, Clark Tracey drums | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Read more…

 


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Alan Barnes Quartet | Ascot

Sun 9 Apr | Alan Barnes Quartet | Alan Barnes saxes, Dave Newton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Seb De Krom drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Duende Jazz Trio | Maidenhead

Sun 9 Apr | Duende Jazz Trio | Adam Kovacs congas & percussion, Mike Guy electric piano & keyboards and Adolfredo Pulido electric bass | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £14, £12 Supporters


Jazz at Burnham – Mick Emblow

Wed 12 Apr | Jazz at Burnham – Mick Emblow | Mick Emblow vocals, Bob Christopher saxes, Phil Craddock piano, Win Lodge bass, Jim Wade drums | Burnham | Royal British Legion | 8:30pm | No charge


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle | Shinfield

Thurs 13 Apr | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lea Lyle | Lea Lyle vocals, Peter Bingham sax, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Geoff Simkins | Bracknell

Fri 14 April | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Geoff Simkins | Geoff Simkins sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | South Hill Park, Recital Room | 7.30pm | £10.00/£5 U18s


Gareth Williams / Trish Clowes | Fleet

Tue 18 Apr | Gareth Williams / Trish Clowes “Glow Quartet” | Trish Clowes sax, Gareth Williams piano, Callum Gorley double bass, Martin France drums | Fleet | The Harlington | Fleet Jazz Club | 8.00pm | £12


Stuart Henderson Quartet with Denny Ilett | Reading

Tue 18 Apr | Stuart Henderson quartet with Denny Ilett | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Denny Ilett guitar/vocals, Tom Pilling keyboard, Raph Misraki bass, Simon Price drums | Henley Road, Playhatch, Reading | The Flowing Spring | 8.30pm | £5


Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield

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


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Wed 19 Apr | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | James Akers sax, 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


Mark Nightingale | Maidenhead

Fri 21 Apr | Mark Nightingale (trombone), Simon Marsh (sax) and rhythm section headed by Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Rhythms at the Yurt: Bancroft & Lyne | Didcot

Fri 21 Apr| Rhythms at the Yurt: Bancroft & Lyne | Sophie Bancroft vocals and guitar, Tom Lyne bass and bass guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Book here


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 | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | More here: http://peterjonesjazz.co.uk/


Ade Holland Trio | Reading

Sun 30 Apr | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason vocals and guitar, Keith Howard bass | Reading | Abbot Cook | 1.30pm | No charge


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 | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8:00pm | £5


Jazz at Progress | Partikel | More details soon

Fri 5 May | Progress Theatre, Reading | More details soon | 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


Blues and Beyond – band TBC | Arborfield

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


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


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


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 Moutifield | Tony Moutifield 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 – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 15 Jun | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | 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 Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | Shinfield

Thurs 6 Jul | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – band TBC | 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