Gigs


Jazz at the Queens Head – P’Jam | Reading

Annie Parker

Sat 4 Jun | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ | 8pm | Free entry

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!


Jazz at Oaken Grove Vineyard | Purdy’s Jubilee Pop-up Party

Sat 4 Jun | Purdy’s Jubilee Pop-up Party | Mid-day onwards | Tables for 2-6 people, £40 to £120 per table | Afternoon tea £20 per person | Information and tickets


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 Jun | Equinox Quintet with Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, 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)


Liane Carroll Trio | Crowmarsh Jazz, Wallingford

Sat 11 June | Multi-award winning Liane Carroll with her impeccable jazz trio | Crowmarsh Jazz Club, Crowmarsh Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Bar and pizza available | Wallingford | Doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | £15: https://crowmarshjazz.co.uk


John Horler: A Tribute to Bill Evans | Dartmouth

Sat 11 June | John Horler: A Tribute to Bill Evans | John Horler piano, Ron Phelan bass, Ronnie Jones drums|7.30 | The Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND | Tickets: £16 from https://theflavel.org.uk/TheFlavel.dll/WhatsOn?f=7190138 or Box Office 01803 839530

John Horler will be following up his triumphant appearance at Progress (review) earlier in the year with a five-date tour of the West Country, including this appearance at the Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth – a priceless opportunity to see one of the most acclaimed and cherished jazz pianists the UK  has ever produced playing the music he loves.


Simon Allen Quartet | Sunnyside Jazz Club, Benson


Fri 17 June | Simon Allen sax, Laurence Cottle bass, Gareth Williams piano, and Jack Thomas drums, | Benson Parish Hall, OX10 6LZ | 7:30-10pm | £16.00 | Tickets available online: https://simon-allen-quartet.eventbrite.co.uk

An evening of rippin’ solos and funky grooves from award-winning saxophonist Simon Allen and his band.


Simon Allen and Alan Skidmore Quintet plus opening set from Hampshire County Youth Jazz Centre Ensembles | Fleet Jazz Club


Tues 21 June | Simon Allen sax, Alan Skidmore sax, Gareth Williams piano, Clark Tracey 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


Claire Jones Trio | Jazz at the Angel, Woolhampton

Claire Jones

Sat 25 Jun | Claire Jones Trio | Claire Jones vocals, Rory McInroy piano, Esther Ng bass | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Claire trained as a classical pianist and singer at the Guildhall School of Music and went on to develop a fine and original jazz voice with an ear for jazz language and a warm personal style. She has performed with bands such as Pressure, Stormy Weather and Language Games at The Vortex, the Outside In Jazz Festival and other jazz venues in London and the South East. As well as singing with her own band and with a female close harmony jazz group, Claire also guests for numerous jazz line ups in the region.


Clive Fortune Big Band | Burghfield Village


Sun 26 June | Live music, including jazz standards, big band classics 
and contemporary arrangements for big band in a beautiful garden setting
| Burghfield Village | Little Manor, Church Lane, Burghfield Village,
RG30 3TG | 12 noon | £12.50 in advance (call or text 07971 241222) or £15 on the door, Under 16’s free