Gigs


Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Laura Zakian and Paul Bartholomew

Fri 1 Dec | Bracknell Jazz – Simon Cook Trio with Laura Zakian and Paul Bartholomew | Laura Zakian vocals, Paul Bartholomew baritone sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, McGill Anderson drums | Bracknell | Bracknell Jazz, South Hill Park, Recital Room | 7.30pm | £10.00/£5 U18s


Reedyfusion five saxes in harmony | Pangbourne

Sun 3 Dec | Reedyfusion five saxes in harmony | Mike Booker, Rod Kirtain, Dave Bartram, Hazel Carter, John Pumphrey saxes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Keith Howard double bass, Julian Bown drums | www.pangbournejazzclub.co.uk | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


Gin and Jazz with Fleur Stevenson | Wallingford

Sun 3 Dec | Gin and Jazz with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Nick Hill bass | The Keep, 1 Castle Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8DL | 5 – 7pm | Admission: free


Nigel Price and Vasilis Xenopoulos | Marlow

Tue 5 Dec | Nigel Price and Vasilis Xenopoulos | Nigel Price guitar, Vasillis Xenopoulos sax, Dario de Lecce bass, Steve Brown drums | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £8


Fleet Jazz Christmas Concert: Brandon Allen’s All-Star Sextet at The Harlington

Tue 5 Dec | Fleet Jazz Christmas Concert | Brandon Allen’s All-Star Sextet | Brandon Allen sax, Sam Mayne sax, Mark Nightingale trombone, Ross Stanley piano, Tim Thornton bass, Ian Thomas drums | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington |8.00pm | £15


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 5 Dec | Equinox with Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh 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)


Cafe Zazous Swing Gypsy Jazz Quintette | Reading

Thur 7 Dec | Cafe Zazous Swing Gypsy Jazz Quintette | Reading | Global Cafe | 8.30pm | Free – donations gratefully accepted


Cafe Zazous Duo | Reading

Fri 8 Dec | Cafe Zazous Duo | HBmore and Jez Titterton | Reading | Elm Tree pub, Beech Hill RG7 2AZ  | 01189 883 505 | 7pm | Free entry


Rebecca Poole & Hugh Turner | Didcot

Fri 8 Dec | Rebecca Poole & Hugh Turner
Rebecca Poole vocals | Hugh Turner guitar
Rhythms at The Yurt | OX11 9BG | 8pm |£13.75


Gli Avanzi Jazz Quintet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sun 10 Dec | Gli Avanzi jazz quintet | Lorenzo Todorow tenor, Chris Wagstaff trumpet, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass, Andrew Last drums | Reading | The Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington duo | Frog, Covent Garden

Sun 10 Dec | Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington duo at Frog, Covent Garden | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | Frog, 34-38 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HF | 12.30- 4pm | Table reservations: 020 7199 8370‎


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Tues 12 Dec | 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


Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 13 Dec | Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | The Dart Valley Stompers | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 8.00pm to 10.30pm | £9.00


Bracknell Jazz – Chris Barber Big Band – South Hill Park

Thur 14 Dec | Chris Barber Big Band | South Hill Park Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA | South Hill Park | www.southhillpark.org.uk | 01344 484123 | 8:00pm | £21.50


Fleur Stevenson and Hugh Turner duo Christmas Special Jazz Supper | Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell

Thurs 14 Dec | Fleur Stevenson, Hugh Turner duo Christmas Special Jazz Supper at the Red Lion in Brightwell | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell | The Red Lion  | 8pm | Table reservations: 01491 837373. Admission: free. Set menu, call for details


The Supertonics Big Band, featuring vocalist Tricia Bassett | Bracknell

Fri 15 Dec | The Supertonics Big Band | 15-piece swing band, featuring vocalist Tricia Bassett | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8:00pm | Tickets free, but must be reserved in advance, voluntary donations on the night |  www.thesupertonics.co.uk or 07739-314261 or davidbennett470@gmail.com


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

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, Ester 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