Live Jazz, Blues and more | Reading

Tues 14 Mar | Live Jazz, Blues and more | Fisherman’s Cottage, Kennet Side RG1 3DW | Music from 7:30 | Free entry, donations welcomed

Every other Tuesday |14, 28 Mar | 11, 25 Apr | 9, 23 May | 6, 20 Jun

Live music. Free entry. Excellent food and drink. And a lot more space than the late-lamented Global Cafe.  Who could ask for more?

The Fisherman’s Cottage is reached by an easy stroll along the Kennet from the Queen’s Road car park – park for just £3.60 for the evening. More parking information here

Musicians: if you’d like to take part, call one of the following and we’ll do our best to accommodate you: Ian Germer 07866 251216 / Jim Wade  07788 666608

Martin Speake Quintet – celebrating Charlie Parker | Fleet Jazz Club

Tues 14 Mar | Martin Speake Quintet – celebrating Charlie Parker | Martin Speake alto sax, Alyson Cawley tenor sax, Colin Oxley guitar, Marianne Windham bass, Matt Fishwick drums | The Harlington,  Fleet, GU51 4BY | 8pm, doors and bar from 7.15pm | £20 | More information and tickets here or from the Box Office on 01252 811009 or on the door, cash or card.

Undoubtedly one of the most famous alto saxophone players in history, Charlie Parker was one of the most pioneering and influential artists in jazz music of his time and has shaped the course of jazz history since. “Martin Speake is one of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent.” – Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times