Tues 2 Aug | Equinox Quintet with Stuart Henderson | Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn, 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)
Thurs 4 Aug | Mike Wills and Mark Aston – Reeds, Ken McCarthy – Keyboard | 8:30 | £10 | The Hedsor Social Club, Hedsor Rd, Bourne End, Bucks. SL8 5ES | Please check https://jazzfromgeoff.blogspot.com for line-up changes, etc.changes, etc.
Sat 6 Aug | Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Roy Dalpra bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ | 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 12 Aug | Fleur Stevenson & Hugh Turner Duo | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Rd, Didcot OX11 7NE | 6-8pm | Free entry | Full bar available
Thurs 18 Aug | ALAN BARNES – Reeds, Stuart Henderson – Trumpet | 8:30 | £10 | The Hedsor Social Club, Hedsor Rd, Bourne End, Bucks. SL8 5ES | Please check https://jazzfromgeoff.blogspot.com for line-up changes, etc.changes, etc.
Tues 23 Aug| Marlow Jazz Club | Vasilis Xenopoulos saxes, Nigel Price guitar, Rob Barron piano, Elliot Toms drums, Stuart Barker bass |Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 | Brilliant partnership, likely to attract a good crowd, so to be sure of a seat phone 01628 486571
Sat 27 Aug | 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!
Sun 28 Aug | Hot Club Quartet | Mike Piggott violin, Jeff Green guitar, Nils Solberg guitar, Andy Crowdy double bass | Oaken Grove Vineyard | £20, tables for 2-6 people available | Also available to pre-order is food served by the Little Urban Chef | Gates open 12.00pm midday for drinks, food from 2.45pm, music 3.00pm | More information and tickets soon
Sun 28 Aug | Hugh Turner guitar, Nial Tompkins guitar | The Retreat, St. John’s Road, Reading | 3.30-5.30pm | Free entry | Great jazz guitar duo playing swing, funk and soul standards |