Sat 1 Feb | Jazz Funk; Acid Jazz; blues; latin fusion | Andy Kennedy – sax, Tony Imbierski – keys, Paul Wallace – bass, Tony McKenna – drums & percussion, Alison Rolls – vocals | Whitehouse Studio DJs playing vinyl before, between and after | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm-1am | £3 or donations
Sun 2 Feb | Terry Steel’s Astor Big Band and singers: The Glenn Miller Story | Reading | The Hexagon | 3pm | More information and tickets from Hexagon Box Office 0118 960 6060, or from the ‘What’s On’ pages | All profits, and a collection at this performance, go to the Royal British Legion to support their work with PTSD sufferers.
Sun 2 Feb | Andy Dickens trumpet, Rory Mckinroy piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00.
Tues 4 Feb | 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)
Tues 4 Feb | Alice Leggett Quartet |Alice Leggett Sax | Guildford | The Electric Theatre Guildford | 7:30pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets
Fri 7 Feb | Apollo Big Band with Michaela Fedeczko | Stockcross | Sutton Hall | 8pm | £10 (£5 under 16s) | Tickets from apollobigband.co.uk or 01793 766129 | Tea and coffee available, bring your own wine and nibbles
Sun 9 Feb | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 6pm | Suggested donation £3
Tues 11 Feb | 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
Wed 12 Feb | The very best UK traditional jazz bands – featuring Kevin Grenfell and his Jazz Giants. | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park. Sonning . RG4 6ST | 8pm | £10 |Contact : http://www.readingjazzclub.com
Wed 12 Feb | Pete Long & Simon Spillett | Pete Long Tenor Sax, Simon Spillett Tenor Sax, Rob Barron Piano, Marianne Windham Bass, Chris Draper Drums | Guildford | Guildford Rugby Club Pavillion | 8:00pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets
Thurs 13 Feb | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar. Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Café | 8:30 pm | No charge but donations welcome
Fri 14 Feb | Some Kinda Wonderful featuring the music of Stevie Wonder – Valentine’s Evening Special! Fine dining and jazz| Derek Nash saxes, Noel McCalla vocals, plus band | Marlow | CourtGarden House | 7:30pm | £60.00 including three course dinner | Tickets – or e-mail or call 07803 854514
Sat 15 Feb | Jazz at the Queens Head – Julia Titus | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry
Sat 15 Feb | 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 – 12.00am | £6.00
Tues Feb 18 | Alan Barnes & Simon Spillett with The Frank Toms Trio | Marlow | Marlow Jazz Club | 8.30pm | £10 | A rare side by side encounter between two award winning saxophonists
Thur 20 Feb | 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
Sun 23 Feb | Please note that the usual last Sunday Jazz at The Retreat with the Stuart Henderson Quintet has been moved to Sunday 1st March for this month only. The subsequent Sunday Jazz at The Retreat will be on the last Sunday of the month as usual which is 29th March.
Sun 23 Feb | SoWotjazz | Leslie Maynerd alto sax, Dave Maynerd guitar, Tim Walker bass | Whitchurch on Thames | Ferryboat pub | 1 – 3.30pm | Free entry | To book for lunch contact Graham on 0118 984 2161
Thurs 27 Feb | Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, alto sax, 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.
Thur 27 Feb | 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
Thurs 27 Feb | Chamber Jazz Concert | Chris Garrick, David Gordon | Henley | Spice Merchant | 8pm | £12 music cover charge | Call 01491 636118 for [limited] places
Fri 28 Feb | Jazz at The 19th Hole – Annie Parker Quartet | Annie Parker flutes and alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Theale | Theale Golf Club | Doors 7pm • Music 8pm | Special introductory price: just £5 | To book tickets email us, call 07788 666 608 or enquire at the Club bar | 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 by Jane Hanton
Fri 28 Feb | Tina May plus Quartet | Tina May vocals, Will Gibson alto & tenor sax, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, David Ingamells drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5
Sat 29 Feb | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Claire Jones vocals, Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 382
Sat 29 Feb | Martin Speake Quartet with Ethan Iverson | Martin Speake alto sax, Ethan Iverson piano, Calum Gourlay bass, Jeff Williams drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s
Sat 29 Feb | Jazz Funk; Acid Jazz; blues; latin fusion | Andy Kennedy – sax, Tony Imbierski – keys, Paul Wallace – bass, Tony McKenna – drums & percussion, Alison Rolls – vocals | Whitehouse Studio DJs playing vinyl before, between and after | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm-1am | £3 or donations