Sat 3 Sep | Gareth Chelley Quartet | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Mike Bennett bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ | 8pm | Free entry
Tues 6 Sept | Equinox Quintet with Antoily Vyacheslovov (Tolly) | Antoily Vyacheslovov (Tolly) tenor sax, 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)
Fri 9 Sep | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Sarah Bolter sax flute clarinet & vocals 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.
Fri 9 Sep | Art Themen and friends | Whitty Theatre, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU | Art Themen sax, Mike Gorman pianist/keyboardist, Steve Brown drums, Fleur Stevenson vocals, Andy Crowdy double bass | Doors 6:30pm, performance 7.30pm | £20 | Tickets here | Bar is open before, during interval and at the end | All proceeds raised from this event will go to Wokingham In Need for distribution to worthy causes.
Fri 23 Sep | 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
Sat 24 Sep | Peter Bingham Quartet| Peter Bingham tenor sax, 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
Peter Bingham started playing clarinet in his pre-teen years and later converted to saxophone at the age of 15 in order to play in his uncle’s dance band. He ran that band after his uncle retired and also played in an organ trio. He began playing modern jazz at a jazz workshop at the West End Centre in the late 1970s. Peter’s current band Equinox, formed in 2000, has a ‘first Tuesday of the month’ residency at The Four Horseshoes, Sherfield on Loddon.
Hugh Turner Quintet, featuring Stuart Henderson and Anatoliy Vyacheslavov | Crowmarsh Jazz, Wallingford
Sat 24 Sep | Hard swinging jazz, funk and blues | Hugh Turner guitar, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Anatoliy Vyacheslavov sax, Raph Mizraki double bass, Steve Wyndam drums | 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
Friday 30 Sep | Bossa Gringo| Five Horseshoes , Maidensgrove, Henley | 8-10.30pm| £16 music cover | Advanced booking only | Full menu and bar availability | Bookings only 01491 641282
Brilliant local saxophone phenomenon Toliy Vyacheslavov’s Nu Latin group, featuring Toliy on sax, flute and percussion, ace guitarist Hugh Turner on acoustic nylon and steel string guitar , acoustic bass man Paul Jeffries and polymath Raph Mizraki playing congas, bongos, acoustic bass, electric bass , melodica, cello and whatever else is in his recording studio on the way out of the door! Think Getz, jobim and more. Not to be missed.