Tues 1 Mar | Equinox Quintet with Andy Walls | Andy Walls piano, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, and Andrew Eveleigh drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)
Thurs 3 Mar | Mike Goff Trio | Mike Goff drums, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass | Live and livestream show | The Hope, Windsor, SL4 3HR / Online at www.facebook.com/groups/thehopewindsor | 8pm | Come as you are. Pay as you feel. Your donations make it happen |
A regular on the Oxford jazz circuit and host of Goring Community Jazz Club, Mike Goff Trio got together at the start of the pandemic to study and rehearse popular standards, some calypsos, samba, bossa nova, South African township grooves and jazz crossover backbeats. With gig pros Nick Hill and Howard King.
Covid-19 Risk Assessment in place. We request that you return a negative free lateral flow test before attending.
Fri 4 Mar | John Horler – A Tribute to Bill Evans | John Horler piano, Alec Dankworth bass, Ronnie Jones drums | Progress Theatre | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Read more here | Book now | Jazz in Reading would like to thank Hickies Music Store, Reading & Tiverton for the hire of the Yamaha upright piano.
Sat 5 Mar | The Supertonics Big Band, plus guest vocalist(s) | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Carnation Hall, Winkfield Row, Bracknell RG42 7PA | 7.30pm | Tickets £12, reserve in advance via email@example.com or 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk
Sat 5 Mar | Jazz at the Queens Head – Lea Lyle and Trio | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry
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”.
Fri 11 Mar | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Otto Carretta alto saxophone, 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 the door and tickets available from Inspiration Goring.
Fri 11 Mar | Mark Bassey-trombone, Simon Cook-piano, Andy Masters-bass, drums tbc | Recital Room| South Hill Park Bracknell | 7:30pm | £16.00, £8.00 under 18s and concessions available | www.southhillpark.org.uk | 01344 484123
Sat 12 Mar | The Fusion 6 | Andy Kennedy sax, Tony Imbierski keys, Paul Wallace bass, Tony Mckenna drums & percussion, Alison Rolls vocals | The Retreat, 8 St John’s Street, Reading RG1 4EH | 8:30 pm | Free entry
Six dudes fusing funk, jazz, blues and Latin elements until they feel the groove
Tues 15 Mar | Louise Claire Marshall vocals, John Smith keys/MD, Danny Marsden trumpet, Georgio Serci guitar, Tristan Banks percussion, Marianne Windham bass | The Harlington, Fleet GU51 4BY | 8.00 pm | Tickets £20 available online at https://fleetjazz.wordpress.com or from the box office on 01252 811009 Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 5 pm Sat 10 am – 3 pm.
Fri 18 Mar | Homage to The Ellington-Strayhorn Collaboration | Alan Barnes saxophones and clarinet, Jez Brown bass, Winston Clifford drums, Alex Hutton piano) | Norden Farm, Maidenhead | 8pm | £15, £13 conc, | Book online here or call the Box Office: 01628 788997
Duke Ellington was one of the most important creative forces in the music of the twentieth century. His influence on classical music, popular music, and, of course, jazz, simply cannot be overstated. Billy Strayhorn was a gifted composer and arranger who flourished in Duke Ellington’s shadow. He brought a more linear, classically schooled ear to Ellington’s works, drawing on the contrasts between players or sections to create a new sound for his band. This concert will nostalgically revisit the repertoire of this unique collaboration.
Alan Barnes is a prolific performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and soloist. best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, combining a formidable virtuosity with a unique musical expression and collaborative spirit.
Our broadcast this week on the Hot Biscuits jazz show features extracts from a live set at Creative Space from the Phil Shotton Quartet. Tracks also from Ben Crosland‘s Quintet, Tim Garland & Jason Rebello, Kevin Figes Quartet and Tumultuous Tantrums. If this sounds interesting share the word and tune in 24/7 for our new weekly shows starting Mondays at www.mixcloud.com/stevebewick
Thurs 24 Mar | National Youth Jazz Orchestra | Amy Winehouse: a celebration of her life and music | In collaboration with Guildford Jazz | The Marquee, University of Surrey | 7:45pm | £18/£16 for Guildford Jazz Members)/£5 for students | Tickets and directions here
Fri 25 Mar| Blue Jazz | Sheena Caprice vocals, Leslie Maynerd alto sax, Dave Maynerd guitar, Simon Lenton bass | The Ferryboat pub, Whitchurch on Thames RG8 7DB | 7:30pm | Enjoy live jazz, food and drink | Free entry
Sat 26 Mar | Katriona Taylor Duo | Katriona Taylor vocals, Peter Hammond keys | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations
Katriona has sold out top venues such as Pizza Express Jazz Club, Cafe Royale and The Bull’s Head Jazz Club as well as performing at international gigs and festivals. She has opened for the legendary eleven-times Grammy-winning soul legend George Benson in Europe as part of his world tour.
“As a singer, Taylor has a sultry, smoky voice. She’s a versatile vocalist who can pay tribute to Nina Simone and Diana Krall“ Jon Clay – Jazzwise Magazine