Gigs


Karen Sharp & Freddie Gavita | South Hill Park | Bracknell

Fri 4 Jan | Karen Sharp & Freddie Gavita| Karen Sharp sax, Freddie Gavita trumpet, with the house band | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Pangbourne Jazz Club

Sun 6 Jan | Pangbourne Jazz Club | Sorry, no session in January | Back on Sunday 3 Feb with Art Themen


Baron Mara │ The Wellington Arms │ Sandhurst

Sun 6 Jan│Baron Mara | Íde vocals, Tom Neill alto sax, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Tony Lyons drums │ Sandhurst │The Wellington Arms│ 3pm │Free Admission


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

Tues 8 Jan | 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


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 8 Jan | Equinox with Jonny Ford | Jonny Ford saxes, 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)


Jez Cook & Mike Wills Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 10 Jan | Jez Cook & Mike Wills Quintet | Hedsor | Jezz Cook guitar, Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


A Winter Warmer – Jim Mullen | Maidenhead

Fri 11 Jan | A Winter Warmer – Jim Mullen | Jim Mullen (guitar), Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alex Hutton (piano) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 13 Jan |  Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Ewen Baird saxes, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:00pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas – Blue Indigo | Reading

Sun 13 Jan | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas – Blue Indigo | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, Andy Wall piano | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 15 Jan | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Tom Ridout sax & recorder,  Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Ted Hayes drums  | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £10.50 and £5.50 U18s


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington | Tony Kofi ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’

Tue 15 Jan | Tony Kofi ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ | for line up, see Fleet Jazz website | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 8.00pm | £14


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 15 Jan | 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


Sam Braysher and Michael Kanan featuring Sara Dowling | Maidenhead

SamBraysher / Michael Kanan / Sara Dowling

Thur 17 Jan | Sam Braysher and Michael Kanan featuring Sara Dowling | Sam Braysher (alto sax), Michael Kanan (piano), Sara Dowling (vocals) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Bob Christopher | Shinfield

Thu 17 Jan | Bob Christopher tenor sax/vocals, Phil Craddock piano. Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 17 Jan | 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


Lester Brown & Duncan Lamont Jnr Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 17 Jan | Lester Brown & Duncan Lamont Jnr Quintet | Hedsor | Lester Brown trumpet, Duncan Lamont Jnr sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Mike Vernon | Maidenhead

Fri 18 Jan | Mike Vernon | Mike Vernon (vocals) Kid Carlos (guitar), Paul Tasker (Saxophone), Matt Little (keyboards), Ian Jennings (upright bass), Mike Hellier (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15


Jazz at Progress | Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble present ‘The Spirit of Trane’

Fri 18 Jan | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee


Gilad Atzmon tenor sax, Frank Harrison piano, Yaron Stavi double bass, Enzo Zirilli drums Read more…


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 19 Jan | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his quartet with Frankie Tontoh (drums), Anatoliy Vyacheslavov (tenor saxophone) and Stefan Redtenbacher (bass) at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 10.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Alan Barnes Quintet | Ascot

Sun 20 Jan | Alan Barnes Quintet, Alan Barnes sax, Mark Nightingale trombone, Dave Newton piano, Andy Clendert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Judy Vaughan Quintet | Reading, Global Cafe

Sun 20 Jan | Judy Vaughan Quintet | Judy Vaughan vocals, Martin Dix guitar, Phil Craddock piano, Nick Hill bass,  Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Alan Barnes & Karen Sharp | Marlow

Tue 22 Jan | Alan Barnes & Karen Sharp | Alan Barnes saxes, Karen Sharp saxes, Frank Toms piano, Malcolm Creese bass, Dennis Smith drums, plus a few vocals from Vanessa Smith | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 24 Jan | 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


Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet | Hedsor

Thur 24 Jan | Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet | Hedsor | Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, Stuart Barker Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Julia Titus | Woolhampton

Sat 26 Jan | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Julia Titus | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Jamie Howell bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Jazz at the Oakwood Centre with the Martin Hart Quartet | Woodley

Sat 26 Jan | The Martin Hart Trio with guest Mike Pigott | Mike Pigott jazz violin with the Martin Hart trio | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £12


The Supertonics Big Band | Bracknell

Sat 26 Jan | The Supertonics Big Band, plus Tricia Bassett (vocals) & featured soloists | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | Tickets £10, now SOLD OUT via SHP, but band may have a few spare tickets | davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson plus guest and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 27 Jan | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, guest tbc, piano tbc, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Lea Lyle Quartet with Peter Bingham | Reading, Global Cafe

Tues 29 Jan | Lea Lyle vocals, Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


Lester Brown Kelvin Christian Quintet

Thur 31 Jan | Lester Brown Kelvin Christian Quintet | Hedsor | Lester Brown trumpet, Kelvin Christian sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


The Big Chris Barber Band | Newbury

Thu 31 Jan | The Big Chris Barber Band | Chris Barber, Bob Hunt, Mike “Magic” Henry, Peter Rudeforth, Nick White, Ian Killoran, Bert Brandsma, Joe Farler, John Day and John Watson | Newbury | The Corn Exchange |7.45pm | £22


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | Reading

Thurs 31 Jan | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | HBmore guitar, Richard Bawcombe guitar, David Stamper guitar, Piotr Jordan violin, Paul Malloy double bass | Reading | Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Donations gratefully received