Monthly Archives: January 2022

Hot Biscuits Jazz Show |

Sat 1 Jan | Hot Biscuits Jazz Show | | 11pm |  Next week’s show takes us to the New Year with a feature on Zoe Gilby’s `Living in shadows.` Vocalist Zoe Gilby (Parliamentary Jazz Vocalist of the year 2019) along with multi instrumentalist Andy Champion embarked upon this new project, released earlier in the year. A distinctive sound, following in the tradition of great English alt pop and prog rock whilst also reflecting their background in jazz.| Archives

High Society Jazz Band | Theale

Tues 4 Jan | High Society Jazz Band | Graeme Hewitt clarinet, Mike Henry trumpet, Mark Aston baritone sax, Andrew Clancy piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Mike Bennett double bass, Mark Etherington drums | Theale Village Hall  RG7 5AS | Noon – 2:30pm| £10 | No bar – bring your own sustenance.

Hot Biscuits Jazz broadcast

First of the year broadcast from Hot Biscuits Jazz show. This features a contrasting set of music from Martha J. & Francesco Chebat Quartet presenting their take on the tunes of The Beatles. A duo of Mike Hall and Andy Hulme, saxes and guitar offer a live set from the Creative Space, Didsbury. If this sounds interesting then share it with your friends. To check out this broadcast you will find it at where you will also find archived broadcasts.

Woodley Theatre presents Jazz @ The Oakwood

Sat 22 Jan | The Martin Hart Trio with special guest, trumpet virtuoso Steve Waterman | 19.45 – 22.30 | The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG6 4JZ ! Tickets £12.00  from Box Office telephone 07488337838

Saskia & Baron Mara | Joe’s Bar & Grill, Oxford

Saskia McNamara

Thurs 27 Jan | Saskia & Baron Mara | Saskia McNamara vocals, Jonathan Judge saxes, Ruben Berrios keyboard, Howard King bass, Tony Lyons drums | Oxford | Joe’s Bar & Grill | 7.30pm | Free Entry

Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet | Progress Theatre Reading

Vasilis Xenopoulos

Fri 28 Jan | Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet | Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Ross Stanley keyboard, Simon Thorpe bass, Matt Fishwick drums | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7.30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee | Read more here | Buy tickets


Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet: The Dexterity Album | Buy tickets

Friday 28 Jan 2022 Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

Vasilis has played as sideman for Jazz In Reading with bands at Progress, notably with Nigel
Price, but this is the first time as leader. He always gets a great reception and the band he has put together is guaranteed to get an enthusiastic response.

His “Dexterity” album is an exciting project that celebrates the music and spirit of the legendary
American saxophonist Dexter Gordon and features some of his less known original compositions.

Jazzwise’s four star review by Peter Vacher describes the album as “mature,rewarding, spirited and uplifting”.

The line up tonight includes Quentin Collins on trumpet, Ross Stanley on piano keyboard (both of whom feature with Vasilis in the album line-up), plus Simon Thorpe on bass and Matt Fishwick on drums.

We are in for another fine night of the music we love.

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Lea Lyle Quartet | Jazz at The Angel, Woolhampton

Lea Lyle

Sat 29 Jan | Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle, vocals, Simon Cook piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations.

Following training at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, Lea spent her formative years in theatre and pantomime, before moving on to television and films. These days she focuses on singing, ranging from solo appearances to fronting big bands. Lea has a unique vocal range and a voice that has been said to “melt like chocolate and warm hearts on the coldest of nights”.