Gigs


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 2 July | 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)


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Peter Jones | Shinfield

Thurs 4 July | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Peter Jones | Peter Jones vocals, Martin Pickett piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Bracknell Jazz – Martin Speake and Alyson Cawley | South Hill Park

Fri 5 Jul | Bracknell Jazz – Martin Speake and Alyson Cawley | Martin Speake alto sax, and Alyson Cawley tenor sax, Simon Cook piano, Andy Masters bass, & drums tbc | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Rhythms at the Yurt | Didcot

Fri 5 Jul | Hugh Turner Trio| Hugh Turner guitar, Raph Mizraki bass , Winston Clifford drums | Didcot | The Yurt | Tickets


Jazz on a Summer’s Day – Alan Barnes | Maidenhead

Fri 5 Jul | Jazz on a Summer’s Day – Alan Barnes | Alan Barnes (saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Ollie Hayhurst (bass), Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 7 July | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals | John Monney bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Lester Brown Mike Wills Quintet

Sun 7 Jul | Lester Brown trumpet, Mike Wills saxes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm /£9.00


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

Tues 9 Jul | 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


The Gap Gig | Ben Waters Band – SOLD OUT

Fri 12 July | Ben Waters Band – SOLD OUT | Goring Village Hall, Goring on Thames | Doors 7.30pm | Music 8pm | £15 | Ring 01491 874492 to book seats | Goring Gap Gigs


Jazz at Progress | Greg Abate & The Craig Milverton Trio

Fri 12 July | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Tickets on sale.

Greg Abate alto saxophone, Craig Milverton piano, Sandy Suchdolski double bass, Nick Millward drums
More details and Buy Tickets here


Baron Mara │The Rising Sun Arts Centre

Fri 12 July │ Baron Mara │ Íde vocals, Tom Neill alto sax, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Tony Lyons drums │Reading│The Rising Sun Arts Centre│ 7.30pm │ £7


New Jazz Sextet | Newbury Jazz & Blues Festival

Sat 13 July | New Jazz Sextet| Otto Caretta saxes, Lloyd Payne trumpet, Ross Law trombone, Nick Hill piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Newbury Market Place Main Stage 7:30pm | No charge


Swanage Jazz Festival

13/14 Jul | Swanage Jazz Festival | Tickets now on sale | Details here


Andy Kennedy Quintet | Newbury Jazz & Blues Festival

Sun 14 July | Andy Kennedy Quintet | Andy Kennedy saxes, Tony Imbierski piano, Brian Throup bass, Fernando Rose percussion, Mike Goff drums | Newbury Market Place Main Stage 4pm | No charge


Global Café, Reading – note no Sunday jazz in July and August

Global Cafe will be closed on Sundays in July and August. Sunday jazz at Global Cafe will be back in September


Baron Mara │Woodcote Rally

Sun 14 July │Baron Mara│ Saskia McNamara vocals, Íde vocals, Tom Neill alto sax, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Tony Lyons drums │Woodcote rally │12 noon │£8 / £4


Jim Mullen | Marlow

Tues 16 July | Jim Mullen guitar, Zoe Francis vocals, Ross Stanley Hammond organ | Marlow | The Royal British Legion Hall | 8.30pm | £10) | Reservations: 01628 486571


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 16 Jul | 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


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 18 Jul | 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


Gabriel Latchin Trio | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 19 Jul | Gabriel Latchin Trio – The Moon and I Tour | Gabriel Latchin (Piano), Dario Di Lecce (Double Bass), Josh Morrison (Drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £14/£12(conc)


1920s/1930s party in aid of St Michael’s Hospice Basingstoke featuring Julia Titus | Wolverton nr Tadley

Julia Titus (photo by Alan White)

Sat 20 July | 1920s/1930s party in aid of St Michael’s Hospice Basingstoke | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Wolverton nr Tadley | George and Dragon | 7pm – midnight | £15 including welcome fizz and buffet supper | Tickets: call Rosie 01184 373176 / 07733 886255 or the George and Dragon 01635 298292


The Rosina Hepburn Quintet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Sat 20 Jul | The Rosina Hepburn Quintet | Rosina Hepburn (vocals), Reuben Ard (piano), Steph Legg (alto sax), Jose Canha (upright bass), David West (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £14/£12(conc)


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 20 Jul | 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


Moscow Drug Club | Basingstoke

Sat 20 July | Moscow Drug Club |Katya Gorrie, vocalist | Basingstoke | Queen Mary’s Hall, Queen Mary’s College Cliddesden Road RG21 3HF | 7:30pm | £14 | Fundraiser for the Lions Club, supporting people in need | Tickets on 01256 421867 or email mauricehockley@hotmail.com  Also on sale at Toucan Travel, Chineham Shopping Centre or by card payment through the Lions Club website


The Music of Ella and Sarah | Caversham

Sat 20 Jul | The Music of Ella and Sarah | Juliet Roberts and Vimala Rowe vocals Janette Mason piano, Shanti trumpet, Simon Little bass, Jamie Murray drums | Caversham | St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road RG4 7P | 7.30pm | Tickets £18 – £22 on the door or in advance from Waltons the Jewellers in Caversham (closed Mondays, cash only) | More info here and on 0118 9484112 / 0118 9463202


Wood Street Jazz Festival | Wood Street Village Green


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | Clark Tracey Quintet | South Hill Park

Tue 23 Jul | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the Clark Tracey Quintet | Alexandra Ridout trumpet, Sean Payne sax, Elliot Sansom piano, James Owston bass, Clark Tracey drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £10.50 and £5.50 U18s


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra with “The Evolution of the Big Band – from the Birth of Jazz” | Reading Fringe Festival

Tue 23 Jul | Part of the Reading Fringe Festival | Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | A roasting hot swinging 17 piece big band boasting many fine jazz soloists, directed by local trumpet star Stuart Henderson will be playing classics from the earliest days of the big bands, through the Swing Era up to contemporary arrangers and composers. Ellington, Basie, Kenton, Rich and many more! | Venue: Reading Minster | 8pm – 10.30pm | £15
For more details and tickets


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 25 Jul | 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


John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Thur 25 Jul | John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus | John Etheridge (guitar), Christian Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar), Andy Crowdy (double bass) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £16


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead

Fri 26 Jul | 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 – Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner | Woolhampton

Sat 27 Jul | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


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

Sun 28 Jul | 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/Hugh Turner: Jazz River Cruise | Reading

Sun 28 Jul | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Caversham Pier, Reading | Jazz River Cruise | 2.15 – 5.15pm | Admission: £27


Mach4+1 | Global Cafe, Reading

Tues 30 Jul | Mach4+1 | Barry McNamara vocals, Gareth Lewis guitar, Otto Silveira piano, Rob Barnes bass, Nick accordion | Reading | The Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge