Gigs


Bracknell Jazz – Geoff Simkins & Malcolm Earle-Smith | South Hill Park

Fri 3 Jan | Geoff Simkins & Malcolm Earle-Smith | Geoff Simkins alto sax, Malcolm Earle-Smith trombone & vocals, 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


Ade Holland Trio | Reading

Sun 5 Jan | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar , Phil Mason guitar and vocals , John Monney bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 pm | no charge.


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 Jan | Equinox with Annie Parker | Annie Parker concert/bass flutes, 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)


Martin Speake & Alyson Cawley Quintet celebrating Charlie Parker | Guildford

Wed 08 Jan | Martin Speake & Alyson Cawley Quintet | Alyson Cawley Tenor Sax, Martin Speake Alto Sax, Colin Oxley Guitar, Marianne Windham Bass, Matt Fishwick Drums | Guildford | Guildford Rugby Club Pavilion | 8:00pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets


Steve Waterman All Star Band | Goring

Fri 10 Jan | Steve Waterman All Star Band | Steve Waterman trumpet/flugelhorn, Alan Barnes saxes, Mark Nightingale trombone, Karen Sharp saxes, Clark Tracey drums, Gareth Williams piano, Alec Dankworth bass | Goring Gap Gig | Goring Village Hall | 8pm | £15 | Tel John 01491 874492 for tickets and seat reservations.


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 12 Jan | Gin and Jazz | Tracey O’Connor, Simon Cook piano | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird and Nick Hill | The Global Café, Reading

Sun 12 Jan | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar. Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Café  | 6:00 pm | No charge but donations welcome


Scott Hamilton Quartet | Marlow

Tue 14 Jan | Scott Hamilton Quartet | Scott Hamilton tenor sax, John Pearce piano, Dave Green bass, Steve Brown drums | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10 | SOLD OUT


Laura Zakian Quintet | Guildford

Tues 14 Jan | Laura Zakian Quintet |Martin Pyne vibraphone & percussion, Paul Bartholomew baritone sax, Steve Lodder piano, Marianne Windham bass, Nic France drums | Guildford | The Electric Theatre | 7:30pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets


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

Tues 14 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, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge, donations welcome


Oscar Peterson’s Night Train | Stoke Row

Tues 14 Jan | Craig Milverton piano, Andy Crowdy bass, Charlie Stratford drums | Stoke Row | Crooked Billet | 7pm | Full regular menu, £15 music cover charge | For tickets call 01491 681048


The Foyer Jazz Club at Leighton Park School | Alex Hitchcock with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Reading | Sorry – Sold out

Thu 16 Jan | Award winning Alex Hitchcock with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Alex Hitchcock tenor sax, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Tom Berge piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | The Foyer Jazz Club at Leighton Park School – more details here | £12


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 16 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, donations welcome


Mach4 | Global Cafe, Reading

Fri 17 Jan | Mach4 | Barry McNamara vocals, Gareth Lewis guitar, Otto
Silveira piano | Reading | The Global Cafe | 9pm | No charge


The Two Sisters and Friends | Streatley

Sat 18 Jan | The Two Sisters and Friends | Hilary James voice and mando-bass, Janet Giraudo voice, Simon Mayor mandolin and fiddle, Gerald Garcia classical guitar, Phil Fentimen double bass and blues guitar, Andy Taylor fiddle | Streatley | The Morrell Room | 8pm | £15 | Tickets from Acoustic 0118 926 8615 or from Inspirations Goring High Street 01491 873019 or online here

‘Beautiful, beautiful!’  – BBC Radio 2 |‘A magic pot-pourri of folk songs, chansons, opera, poems, 1930s jazz and pop from yesterday, spiced with stunning, beautiful angel voices in heart-stopping harmony.’  – FolkWales * * * *


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 18 Jan | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his heavy funk quartet at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


Jam Doughnut – a jazz-funk jam night | Global Cafe, Reading

Tue 21 Jan | Jam Doughnut – a jazz-funk jam night | The house band include members of The Definite Collective – Paul Glover, Jamie Howell, James Newman and Matt McNaughton | Backline provided, bring guitars, sticks, etc. | Reading | Global Cafe | 8.30pm – 11pm | Free entry – donations welcome | More on Facebook


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 23 Jan | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals with her band, come along for a sing with this lovely line-up | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Lea Lyle Quartet | Reading

Thurs 23 Jan | Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham double bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Marilyn’s Speakeasy | 9pm | £8 (music only) or £20 (£18 Early Bird) with pre-show two course meal | Buy tickets now | Easy cheap parking across the road at Broad St Mall for £4 all night after 6pm | Marilyn’s Speakeasy is a brand new jazz venue in the heart of Reading, located above Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House – click here to receive news of future Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy events.


Alan Barnes Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 24 Jan | Alan Barnes Quartet | Alan Barnes saxes, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 25 Jan | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 382

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Jazz at the Queens Head – Ewen Baird Quartet | Reading 

Sat 25 Jan | Ewen Baird Quartet: Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry


The Supertonics Big Band, Burns Night Concert | Bracknell

Saturday 25 Jan | The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalist Tricia Bassett, Burns Night Concert | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8.00pm | £10 | Tickets from SHP, davidbennett470@gmail.com, 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk

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Jazz at the Oakwood Centre: Martin Hart Trio with Vasilis Xenopoulos | Woodley

Sat 25 Jan | The Martin Hart Trio with guest Vasilis Xenopoulos | Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Ken McCarthy piano. Nick Pugh bass, Martin Hart drums | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £12


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson Karen Sharp and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 26 Jan | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Karen Sharp saxophone, Pete Billington piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge but donations welcome


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | Reading

Thurs 30 Jan | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar, David Stamper guitar, Phil Berry double bass | Piotr Jordan violin | Reading | The Global Cafe | 8:30pm till 11pm | Donations gratefully received


Jazz at The 19th Hole – Lea Lyle Quartet | Theale

Fri 31 Jan | Jazz at The 19th Hole – Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Jamie Howell double bass, Jim Wade drums | Theale | Theale Golf Club | Doors 7pm • Music 8pm | Special introductory price: just £5 | To book tickets enquire at the Club bar or call 0118 930 5331 | Plenty of free parking – and food available | The 19th Hole is a brand new easy-to-reach jazz venue close to M4 J12 – click here to receive news of future Jazz at The 19th Hole events.

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Bracknell Jazz – Laura Zakien’s Minor Moments | South Hill Park

Fri 31 Jan | Laura Zakien’s Minor Moments | Laura Zakien vocals, Paul Bartolomew baritone sax, Steve Lodder piano, Andy Hamill bass, Martin Pyne drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Jazz at Progress | Xhosa Cole Quartet | SOLD OUT apart from 1 space for a wheelchair user

Friday 31 January | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Tenor saxophonist Xhosa Cole, BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018, brings together an all-star quartet featuring some of finest talent based in the UK. Alongside fellow finalist and bass player James Owston, powerhouse drummer Jim Bashford and Canadian, now UK resident, trumpet virtuoso Jay Phelps, this band embodies the spirit of the bebop and hard bop greats.
More information and tickets: here