Sun 30 July | Jazz at the Hope & Anchor: P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Jim Wade drums | Hope & Anchor, Station Rd, Wokingham RG40 2AD | 5:30 – 7:30pm | Free entry | Photo by Steve Foster – @jazzshot on Instagram
Sun 30 Jul | Stuart Henderson trumpet, with Jez Cook guitar, John Cooper piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | 3.30 -5.30 | The Retreat, St. John’s Street, Reading RG1 4EH | Free entry – donations
Sun 30 July | Lizzie Cummings & Hugh Turner | Lizzie Cummings vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Chalk, 31 Broad St, Wokingham RG40 1AU | 4pm-6pm | Free entry | More info and tickets
Set in Chalk’s beautiful courtyard, Lizzie’s lively presence and playful engagement of jazz swing covers makes for the perfect Sunday afternoon, with just the right amount of pathos for a ballad or two. Backed by Hugh Turner, one of the region’s finest Jazz guitarists, it’s a musical event not to be missed.
Sun 30 Jul | Esta B Daley & The Stings | Esta B Daley vocals, Jo Hutchins piano, Simon Lenton bass, Esther Ng drums, Phil Chaundry saxes | Marlow Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 12.30pm to 3pm | £5
A jazz/soul singer and her band with a growing reputation on the London scene. Hopefully this might see the return of regular Sunday lunch gigs at the Club. If you want a good seat reserved please phone 01628 486571
Sun 30 July | Jazz Lunch: Simon Cook Trio | Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook double bass, Fabio Iacono drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 1 – 4pm | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or firstname.lastname@example.org