Sat 1 Oct | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Queens Head, 54 Christchurch Rd, Reading RG2 7AZ | Music from 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!
Tues 4 Oct | Equinox Quintet with guest tbc | guest tbc, 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 14 Oct | Jazz at The Goring Community Jazz Club | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals + guest , 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.
Woodley Theatre Presents Jazz @ Oakwood | 100 Years of Jazz Trumpet (from Buddy Bolden to Miles Davis and beyond…)
Sat 15 Oct | Woodley Theatre Presents Jazz @ Oakwood | 100 Years of Jazz Trumpet (from Buddy Bolden to Miles Davis and beyond…) | The Martin Hart Trio: Ken McCarthy piano, Andy Crowdy bass and Martin Hart drums featuring Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn | Oakwood Centre Centre, Woodley, RG5 4JZ | 7.45 | All tickets £12.00 available online at www.woodleytheatre.org or from the Box Office 07488 337 838
Sat 29 Oct | 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
Sat 29 Oct | Steph Pirrie Quartet | Steph Pirrie vocals & trumpet, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations
Steph Pirrie has performed as a vocalist with some of the UK’s finest musicians and is currently studying jazz trumpet at the UK Jazz School working with some of our most admired educators, including Nick Weldon, David Lewis and Steve Waterman.
She began studying voice and classical trumpet aged 11. Her love of harmony, singing and groove-based music inspired her to become a jazz singer.
Steph is also an accredited vocal coach and conductor specialising in groups, acapella, backing vocals and choirs.