Sun 1 May | Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugel, Mark Aston saxophones, Terry Hutchins guitar, Andy Crowdy double bass, Brian Greene drums | PWMC, Rosewood Hall, Whitchurch Road, Pangbourne RG8 7BS | 7:30pm | £10 on the door
Tues 3 May | Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band | Featuring Mike Henry (ex Chris Barber front line) American long horned cornet, Baby Jools drums | Theale Village Hall RG7 5AS | 12 noon – 2:30 pm | £10 on the door with free raffle | Enquiries 01256 780065 | Bring your own drinks and nibbles.
Tues 3 May | Equinox Quintet with Annie Parker | Annie Parker flute, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, and Paul Kaluza drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)
Wed 4 May | Hamish Stewart drums, Jan Steele sax & flute, Marianne Windham bass, Lawrie Wright piano | The Butler, 85-91 Chatham St, Reading RG1 7DS | 8pm | Free entry
“We are looking to channel the feeling of music of the late 50’s when jazz was for so many the mainstream music of choice. Melody is high on our priorities.”
Thurs 5 May | A special evening of jazz to raise money for the needs of Ukraine. All the money raised will go to help the refugees from the war in Ukraine | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Frank Walden tenor sax, Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax. Regular Hedsor Jazz rhythm section plus many other guests who are all giving their time for this cause | Hedsor Social Club Hedsor Rd, Bourne End SL8 5ES | 8.30pm | £10 admittance on the door
Fri 6 May | Sam Braysher-alto sax, 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 7 May – Gareth Chelley Quartet | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ| 8pm | Free entry
Sun 8 May | Gig for Ukraine | Christ Church URC, Oxford Road, Marlow | 3.30pm | Free admission with collection for Ukraine relief work | More here
The Gill Love Band (drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, harmonica, sax, vocalist) presents a programme of smooth jazz, latin, blues and pop in support of the people of Ukraine.
Thurs 12 May | Lester Brown – Trumpet, Mike Aston – Reeds, Nigel Fox -Keyboard | The Hedsor Social Club, Hedsor Rd, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5ES | 8:30 | £10
Fri 13 May | The Alex Hitchcock Sextet | Alex Hitchcock tenor sax, Noah Stoneman piano, Joe Downard bass, Myele Manzanza drums | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions, £9 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Read more here | Buy tickets
Fri 13 May | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Stuart Henderson trumpet and flugelhorn, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Goring Community Centre, The Old School, Station Rd, RG8 9HB | 7:30 pm | £10 | Please book early to avoid disappointment – tickets here, from Inspiration Goring or cash or card on the door.
Tues 17 May | The Remix Jazz Orchestra | Highly acclaimed 17 piece outfit including Stuart Henderson trumpet and Mike Booker tenor sax | Marlow Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 pay at the door but phone 01628 486571 to be sure of a good seat.
Tues 17 May | Clare Hirst sax, Freddie Gavita trumpet, Andrea Vicari piano, Dave Barry drums, 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
Thurs 19 May | Lester Brown – Trumpet, Frank Waldon – Reeds, Ken McCarthy – Keyboard | The Hedsor Social Club, Hedsor Rd, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5ES | 8:30 | £10
Fri 20 May | ZOETIC featuring Chris Batchelor-trumpet, John Parricelli-guitar, Margrit Hasler-viola, Steve Watts-bass and Paul Clarvis-percussion | Recital Room| South Hill Park Bracknell | 7:30pm | £16.00, £8.00 under 18s and concessions available | www.southhillpark.org.uk | 01344 484123
Thurs 26 May | Duncan Lamont Jr. – Reeds, Mike Innis – Trombone, Ken McCarthy – Keyboard | The Hedsor Social Club, Hedsor Rd, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5ES | 8:30 | £10
Sat 28 May | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations
P’Jam is a joyful quartet of musicians who simply enjoy playing jazz together in sometimes slightly unexpected and spontaneous ways. With a repertoire that spans Miles Davis to the Beatles, expect an evening of great music in good company!
Sat 28 May | The Martin Hart Trio with special guest, saxophone star Karen Sharp | 19.45 – 22.30 | The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG6 4JZ | Tickets £12.00 from www.woodleytheatre.org | Box Office telephone 07488337838
Sun 29 May | In Celebration of Oscar Peterson | Craig Milverton piano, Art Themen tenor sax, Andy Crowdy bass | Oaken Grove Vineyard, Benhams Lane, Fawley, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JG | Mid-day onwards | Tables for 2-6 people, £40 to £120 per table | Grazing platters £12.50 per person | Information and tickets