Tues 1 Feb | Equinox Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, and guest drummer Andrew Eveleigh | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)
Sat 5 Feb | Gareth Chelley Scratch Band | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Simon Feast piano, Mike Bennet bass, Jim Wade drums | The Queens Head, 54 Christchurch Rd, Reading RG2 7AZ | Music from 8pm | Free entry.
Our broadcast this week of Hot Biscuits jazz shows features live recordings of the Munch Manship Quartet. Munch on Tenor saxes, Richard Wetherall on piano, Ed Harrison on Bass and Eryl Roberts on drums. Recorded for broadcast at the Creative Space. The show also includes a selection of new CD’s. including Stephen Godsall, with a new and exciting sound. If this sounds interesting share the word and tune in 24/7 for our new weekly shows from Mondays at www.mixcloud.com/stevebewick/
Fri 11 Feb | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Ewen Baird tenor & soprano saxophones, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Goring Community Centre, The Old School, Station Rd, RG8 9HB | 7:30 pm | Tickets here or cash or card on door.
Sun 13 Feb | Live Jazz | Ewen Baird saxes, Kevin Armstrong guitar, Howard King bass, Michael Goff drums | Rose and Crown, North Parade,. Oxford | 7.00pm | Free
Fri 18 Feb | GEKO featuring Tom Smith- tenor sax, Jonny Mansfield- vibes, Will Barry-piano | Recital Room| South Hill Park Bracknell | 7:30pm | £16.00, £8.00 under 18s and concessions available | www.southhillpark.org.uk | 01344 484123
Sat 19 Feb | Brandon Allen: The Stanley Turrentine Project | Brandon Allen tenor sax, Will Barry piano and keys, Conor Chaplin basses. Dave Ingamels drums | Mockbeggars Hall, Church End, Blewbury OX11 9QQ | 7.30pm doors. performance 8:30pm | £30 cash on the night | Please bring your own drinks | Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org | Intimate concert | 30 people maximum | Yamaha grand piano
Thurs 24 Feb| The Music of Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Tom Berge piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Charlie Stratford drums | The Spread Eagle, Thame, Oxon, OX9 2BW | Doors open 7.15, show starts at 8.00, food served from 7.30 | Tickets £15.00 from www.jazzinthame.co.uk or phone 07704 297119
Fri 25 Feb | Josephine Davies Quartet | Josephine Davis tenor sax. Alex Hutton piano, Simon Thorpe bass, Tristan Maillot drums | Norden Farm, Maidenhead | 8pm | £12 ticket offer (normally £15, £13 conc) | Book online here using code JAZZ12 when prompted or call the Box Office: 01628 788997
In the ostensibly male dominated world of jazz, sometimes female composers are not given due credit. The quartet will re-examine some classic gems by the likes of Dorothy Fields, Nina Simone and Ann Ronnell. They will also perform some latin influenced music by more contemporary composers as well as Josephine’s own compositions.
Sat 26 Feb | Bob Christopher Quartet | Bob Christopher tenor/soprano saxes and vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations.
Sat 26 Feb | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | HB more guitar, David Stamper guitar, Phil Berry double bass, David Ahmed guitar, Piotr Jordan violin | Reading | The Retreat | 8:30pm till 11pm | Donations gratefully received