Gigs


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Mark Aston and Lester Brown

Sun 1 Oct | Mark Aston and Lester Brown | Mark Aston trombone & baritone sax, Lester Brown, trumpet & flugelhorn, Terry Hutchins guitar, Malcolm Cliff piano, Keith Howard double bass, Matt Skeaping drums | Pangbourne Jazz Club | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7


The Supertonics Big Band | Bracknell

Sun 1 Oct | The Supertonics Big Band with popular jazz vocalist Miss Tricia Bassett | Bracknell | Jennett’s Park Community Centre | 8:00pm | £9, £8 “early bird” | Tickets by cash or credit card from David Bennett / 07739-314261 / davidbennett470@gmail.com


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Oct | Equinox with Mike Gale | Mike Gale trumpet, 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 Colossal Perverts of Jazz | Reading


Thu 5 Oct | The Colossal Perverts of Jazz | Johnty Wilks (soprano & alto saxes, wind synthesiser), K Darling (fretless bass, programming) | Reading | Global Cafe | 9-11pm | Free


Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Kelvin Christiane

Fri 6 Oct | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Kelvin Christiane | Kelvin Christiane tenor sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | Bracknell Jazz, South Hill Park, Recital Room | 7.30pm | £10.00/£5 U18s


Gli Avanzi Jazz Quintet | Reading

Sun 8 Oct | Gli Avanzi jazz quintet | Lorenzo Todorow tenor, Chris Wagstaff trumpet, Martin Dix guitar, Jim Saunders bass, Andrew Last drums | Reading | The Global Cafe | 7:00pm | FREE


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Reading

Tues 10 Oct | 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, Eddie Hall drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge


Simon Spillet & Art Themen | Marlow

Tue 10 Oct | Simon Spillet & Art Themen | Simon Spillet tenor sax, Art Themen tenor & soprano saxes, with the Frank Toms Trio | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 10 Oct | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Helena Kay tenor 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


Art Themen | Caversham

Wed 11 Oct | Art Themen | Art Themen tenor sax with supporting trio | Caversham | Mander Court, 8 Derby Road, Reading RG4 5EY | 8pm | No charge but a donation to the  Heathermount School will be greatly appreciated | Call 0118 947 6504 for further information.


Trad Jazz: The Eagle Jazz Band | Goring Village Hall

Fri 13 Oct | Trad Jazz at Goring Village Hall | The Eagle Jazz Band | Tickets at Inspiration, High Street, Goring or telephone Bill on 01491 875758 or 07885 251 803 or go to www.goringhall.live | Goring Hall Live | 8.00pm | £15


Jazz at the Oakwood Centre with Vasilis Xenopoulos | Woodley

Sat 14 Oct | Vasilis Xenopoulos with the Martin Hart Trio | Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Ken McCarthy piano. Nick Pugh bass, Martin Hart drums | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £10


Jazz at St Andrew’s – Simon Lasky Quartet | Caversham

Sat 14 Oct | Simon Lasky Quartet | St Andrew’s Church, Albert Rd, Caversham, RG4 7PL | 7.30 | Tickets: £15, £17 in advance, under 16s free, from Waltons the Jewellers, Caversham (cash only, closed Mondays) or phone 0118 9484112 / 0118 9463202. Or £17, £19 on the door | Full details www.concertsincaversham.co.uk


Sax in the City & guests | Reading

Sun 15 Oct | Sax in the City | Johnty Wilks (soprano & alto saxes, wind synthesiser), K Darling (fretless bass, programming), with special guests on keyboard and drummer | Shinfield, Reading | Bell and Bottle pub, 37 School Green, RG2 9EE | 7.30-10.30pm | Free


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Reading

Tues 17 Oct | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Nick Hill bass, Ben Robins drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Jazz Collective | Reading

Thurs 19 Oct | Jazz Collective | Andy Kennedy saxes, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Magpie and Parrot | 8:30pm | £5


Jim Mullen Quartet | Maidenhead

Fri 20 Oct | Jim Mullen Quartet | Jim Mullen guitar, Robin Aspland piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Courtyard Theatre | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Guildford Jazz Festival | Day One | 20 October

Fri 20 to Sun 22 Oct | Guildford Jazz Festival | Venues at various locations throughout to city | A huge choice and variety of bands | See full details here: Guildford Jazz Festival


Sax in the City goes Global | Reading

Fri 20 Oct | Sax in the City | Johnty Wilks (soprano & alto saxes, wind synthesiser), K Darling (fretless bass, programming) | Reading | Global Cafe | 9-11pm | Free


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 20 Oct | Rhythms at the Yurt | BB Kean vocals, Jamie Howell guitar | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | £12.50


Guildford Jazz Festival | Day Two | 21 October

Fri 20 to Sun 22 Oct | Guildford Jazz Festival | Venues at various locations throughout to city | A huge choice and variety of bands | See full details here: Guildford Jazz Festival


All Jazz Quartet | Reading

Sat 21 Oct | All Jazz Quartet | Rima Jake tenor sax, Helen Moore piano and vocals, David Richardson bass, Kate Swann drums | Reading| Jolly Anglers | 8.00pm | No charge


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Benn Clatworthy Quartet | Ascot

Sun 22 Oct | Benn Clatworthy Quartet | Benn Clatworthy tenor sax, John Donaldson piano, Simon Thorpe bass, Matt Home drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Ella Fitzgerald – a Centenary Celebration | Basingstoke

Sun 22 Oct | Ella Fitzgerald – a Centenary Celebration | Olivier Award nominated singer Alison Jiear and the London Concert Orchestra Show Band | Basingstoke | Anvil Arts | £31.50, £29; Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £2 off – limited offer (includes £2 booking fee)


Three days of Guildford Jazz Festival | October 20th to 22nd

Fri 20 to Sun 22 Oct | Guildford Jazz Festival | Venues at various locations throughout to city | A huge choice and variety of bands | See full details here: Guildford Jazz Festival


Berkshire Jazz Jam: Ken Thompson Trio | Reading

Wed 25 Oct | 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


Andy Kennedy Quintet | Reading

Thurs 26 Oct | Andy Kennedy Quintet | Andy Kennedy saxes, Tony Imbierski keyboards, Brian Throup bass, Fern Rose percussion, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9:00pm | Donations


Jazz at Progress | Ray Gelato Alex Garnett “Tough Tenors” Quintet | Buy tickets

Fri 27 Oct | Progress Theatre, Reading | Ray Gelato Alex Garnet “Tough Tenors” Quintet  | Ray Gelato tenor sax, Alex Garnett tenor sax, Gunther Kurmayr piano, Manuel Alvarez bass, Matt Home drums | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Buy tickets


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 27 Oct | 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


Amber & the Professors EP Launch Vintage Ball | Shiplake

Fri 27 Oct | Amber & the Professors EP Launch Vintage Ball | Shiplake Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake Cross, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4DN | Doors: 7.15 | Tickets include Prosecco, 3-course dinner, CD and return Red Routemaster trip from Reading Station: £40 online at www.trybooking.co.uk/book/event?eid=1706 Doors 7.15 | Dress Code: Black Tie/Vintage/Glam | Full details www.amberandtheprofessors.com/music/


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

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


Two back to back gigs with Johnty Wilks: – Sax in the City – full of sizzling sax at 6.15 pm | And: – Deep Deep Sax at 8.30pm | Reading

Sax in the City – full of sizzling sax | Reading
Sat 28 Oct | Sax in the City | Johnty Wilks (soprano & alto saxes, wind synthesiser), K Darling (fretless bass/programming) | Reading | South Street Arts Centre | 6:15pm | £14 advance, £17 door, Combo tickets: Sax in the City + Johnty Wilks (as below): £27/£32 door | Booking: South Street Arts Centre | Box Office: 0118 960 6060

Johnty Wilks – Deep Deep Sax | Reading
Sat 28 Oct | Johnty Wilks | Johnty Wilks (soprano & alto saxes, wind synthesiser), K Darling (u-bass/fretless bass, programming) | Reading | South Street Arts Centre | 8:30pm | £19 advance, £22 door, Combo tickets: Sax in the City (as above) + Johnty Wilks: £27/£32 door | Booking: South Street Arts Centre | Box Office: 0118 960 6060


Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Oct | Dinner jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Reading

Sat 28 Oct | Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Hugh Turner guitar, Frankie Tontoh drums, Anatoliy Vyacheslavov tenor saxophone, Stefan Redtenbacher, bass) | Reading | Global Cafe | 10pm | £4


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

Sun 29 Oct | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Ian Bailey sax, Pete Billington piano, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


The Molecules | Cholsey

Sun 29 Oct | The Molecules | Molly Graham vocals, Tim Dawes piano, bass tbc, drums tbc | Cholsey | The Red Lion | 6:30pm-8:30pm | No charge


Mike Miller Trio | Basingstoke

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


Spectacular Swanage Jazz Festival Fundraiser | Swanage

Sun 29 Oct | Spectacular Swanage Jazz Festival Fundraiser | Musicians include Martin Taylor guitar (performing both solo and with the band), Steve Brown drums, Dave Newton piano, Dario Di Lecce double bass, Simon Spillet tenor sax, George Hogg trumpet, Ian Bateman trombone, Tony Kofi alto sax, Nigel Price guitar and Byron Wallen trumpet | Swanage | Mowlem Theatre | 7pm | Only £20! | Theatre box office 01929 422239, or online at http://www.mowlemtheatre.co.uk | All proceeds go towards the Swanage Jazz Festival start up fund.

Organiser Nigel Price says “we’ll be playing a rip-roaring set in a ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’ style. Expect trumpet battles, tenor battles, a swinging rhythm section and some of the finest playing you’ll ever hear!”


Jackie Doe and the Uncertainty of Passion | Reading

Sun 29 Oct | Jackie Doe and the Uncertainty of Passion | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:00pm | Donations


Senanes3 | Reading

Mon 30 Oct | Senanes3 | Argentinian trio from Buenos Aires | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:30pm | £5


The Definite Collective | Reading

Tues 31 Oct | The Definite Collective | Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman, bass, Tony Imbierski, organ, Monte Hall, percussion, Paul Glover , drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Donations