Gigs


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet  | Reading

Thurs 2 May | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar , David Stamper guitar , Piotr Jordan violin, Phil Berry double bass, Reading | The Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Donations gratefully received


Fleur Stevenson and Maff Potts | Reading

Fri 3 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano | Browns Reading, Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2A  | Reading | evening | No charge


Rhythms at the Yurt: Tony O’ Malley & Keith Fairbairn | Didcot

Fri 3 May | Tony O’ Malley & Keith Fairbairn | Tony O’ Malley – keyboards, Keith Fairbairn – percussion | Didcot | Rhythms at the Yurt | 8.00pm | Tickets


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 4 May | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax | Reading | The Forester’s Arms, Brunswick Street | 8:30pm | No charge


P’Jam | Reading

Sat 4 May | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 8:30pm | No charge (donations welcome)

 

 

Photo by Jane Hanton


Baron Mara│The Hope, Windsor

Sun 5 May │Baron Mara | Saskia McNamara vocals, Íde vocals, Tom Neill alto sax, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, James Ballantine drums │Windsor │The Hope│ 4pm│Free Admission


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 5 May | Ade Holland Guitar, Phil Mason Guitar/Voc, Gordon Johnson Bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 | no charge.


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Sue Greenway Quintet

Sun 5 May | Sue Geenway saxes, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm /£9.00


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 May | Equinox with Gail Hendrickx | Gail Hendrickx 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 – P’Jam | Shinfield

Thurs 9 May | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5

 

 

Photo by Jane Hanton


The Art Themen All Stars Band | The Gap Gig, Goring on Thames | Celebrating 20 years of jazz

Fri 10 May | The Art Themen All Stars Band | Goring Village Hall | Art Themen saxes, Liane Carroll piano/vocals, Denny Ilett Jr guitar, Winston Clifford drums and Roger Carey bass | Doors open 7.30pm | Tickets £15 | Tel: 01491 874492


Fleur Stevenson and Frank Harrison | Reading

Fri 10 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Frank Harrison piano | Browns Reading, Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2A  | Reading | evening | No charge


Abingdon Jazz Festival | Abingdon

Fri – Sun 10-12 May | Abingdon Jazz Festival | Abingdon, various locations | Gigs include: Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble on 10 May, Fleur Stevenson Trio on 11 May and Art Themen Quartet also on 11 May | Prices range from free – £10 | Information and tickets


Ma Bessie | Reading

Sat 11 May | Ma Bessie | Julia Titus vocals, Matt Foster guitar, Chuck Lloyd sax, Andy Wilkin percussion | Reading | Rising Sun Arts Centre | 8pm | £5 (plus booking fee)


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Abingdon

Sat 11 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, bass TBC  | Abingdon Jazz Festival, Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, OX14 3JP  | Abingdon | 6-8pm | Tickets


Abingdon Jazz Festival | Abingdon

Fri – Sun 10-12 May | Abingdon Jazz Festival | Abingdon, various locations | Gigs on 11 May include Fleur Stevenson Trio and Art Themen Quartet | Prices range from free – £10 | Information and tickets


Jazz at the Oakwood Centre with Karen Sharp Quartet | Woodley

Sat 11 May | Ken McCarthy Trio with guest Karen Sharp | Karen Sharp sax, Ken McCarthy piano. Nick Pugh bass, TBC drums (Martin Hart on holiday) | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £12


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat, Reading – Definite Collective

Sun 12 May | 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 | The Retreat Pub, St. John’s Street, Reading RG1 4EH | 3.30pm | No charge </p> | 3.30pm | No charge


Lea Lyle Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 12 May | Lea Lyle Quartet: Jazz River Cruise | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 12 May | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Claire Jones, Rory McInroy piano | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Reading

Sun 12 May | Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Ewen Baird saxes, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | The Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge


Abingdon Jazz Festival | Abingdon

Fri – Sun 10-12 May | Abingdon Jazz Festival | Abingdon, various locations | Prices range from free – £10 | Information and tickets


The Guido Spannocchi Trio | Maidenhead

Sun 12 May | The Guido Spannocchi Trio | Guido Spannocchi (alto sax), with his trio (bass and drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 7.30pm | £14 (£12 conc)


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

Tues 14 May | 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, donations welcome


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 14 May | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Daniel Garel sax, 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 The Round #4 | Henley

Wed 15 May | Brigitte Beraha (Vocals) Frank Harrison (Piano/Keyboards)| Henley | Kenton Theatre | 7:30pm | £20 | Use code JAZZR when booking for special £15 price for Jazz in Reading followers


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 16 May | 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, donations welcome


Jazz at Progress: The Orphy Robinson Quintet: Bobby Hutcherson Project | Reading

Fri 17 May | The Orphy Robinson Quintet: Bobby Hutcherson Project | Orphy Robinson vibes & marimba, Tony Kofi alto sax, Robert Mitchell piano, Dudley Phillips bass, Rod Youngs drums | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £20/£18 | Full details here


Mach4+guests | Global Cafe, Reading

Fri 17 May | Mach4 and After Effect | Barry McNamara vocals, Gareth
Lewis guitar, Rob Barnes bass, Nick accordion | Reading | The Global
Cafe | 9pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson and Maff Potts | Reading

Fri 17 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano | Browns Reading, Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2A  | Reading | evening | No charge


Horns of Plenty – Martin Shaw | Maidenhead

Fri 17 May | Horns of Plenty – Martin Shaw | Martin Shaw (Trumpet/Flugel), Will Gibson (saxes), Clark Tracey (drums). Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 18 May | 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


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Hare Hatch, Reading

Mon 20 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki bass | Horse and Groom, Bath Road, Hare Hatch, Twyford, Berkshire, RG10 9SB  | Reading | 7pm | No charge


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 21 May | 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, donations welcome


Julia Titus ‘Ma Bessie’ & her Blues Troupe | Marlow

Tue 21 May | Julia Titus ‘Ma Bessie’ & her Blues Troupe | Ma Bessie vocals with her 6 piece Blues Troupe with the music of Bessie Smith | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £12


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 23 May | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, TBC piano, TBC bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Reading

Fri 24 May |  Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | Browns Reading, Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2A  | Reading | evening | No charge


The Supertonics Big Band | Bracknell

Sat 24 May | The Supertonics Big Band, plus Tricia Bassett (vocals) and featured soloists | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8.00pm | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Tickets £10 – book online here or call the  SHP Box Office on 01344 484 123. Further information from davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739 314261 or at the Supertonics website


Dinner Jazz at The Angel | Woolhampton

Dinner Jazz at The Angel, normally on the last Saturday of the month, has been moved for this month only and will take place on 8 June


Lea Lyle Quartet Plus One / Kings in the Corner | Reading

Sat 25 May | Lea Lyle Quartet Plus One / Kings in the Corner | Reading | Global Cafe
19:30 | Kings in the Corner | David Herries/Adam Vickers guitars
21:30 | Lea Lyle Quartet Plus One | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Roy Dalpra bass, Jim Wade drums + special guest Peter Bingham tenor sax| Free entry, donations welcome


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

Sun 26 Jun | 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


Fleur Stevenson and Pete Billington | Wallingford

Sun 26 May Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano | The Old Post Office, St Martins Street, Wallingford OX10 0AA. Table reservations: 01491 836068 | Wallingford | 6-8pm | No charge


Arts Council funded event: Matthew Read Trio | Maidenhead

Fri 31 May | Matthew Read Trio | Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums), Matthew Read (double bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £14 (£12 conc)