Tues 1 Aug | Equinox Quintet with Jonny Ford | Jonny Ford 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 4 Aug | Andy Kennedy Quartet | Andy Kennedy saxes, Tony Imbierski piano, Brian Throup bass, Fabio Iacono drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or email@example.com
Fri 4 Aug | Bracknell Jazz | Ewen Baird, Martin Pickett, Steve Kershaw, Mike Goff | South Hill Park, Bracknell RG12 7PA | 7:30 pm | Tickets £17 (£8.50 under 18s) here
Written by the godfather of British jazz, Stan Tracey, the acclaimed jazz suite inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood is lovingly recreated. www.bracknelljazz.co.uk
Sat 5 Aug | Saturday Sundown Jazz river cruises | Fleur Stevenson / Hugh Turner duo | Jazz Vocals and guitar accompaniment | Caversham Princess, Caversham Bridge. Reading | 6-8pm | Book at Thames River Cruise
Sat 5 Aug | Martin Pickett Trio | Martin Pickett keys, Ewen Baird tenor sax, Mike Goff drums | Queens Head 54 Christchurch Rd, RG2 7AZ | Music from 8pm | Free entry
Sun 6 Aug | Jazz Lunch: Simon Cook Trio | Simon Cook piano, Brian Throup double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 1 – 4pm | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 9 Aug | Magoos Jazz Jam | Magoos, 22 Hart Street, Henley RG9 2AU | Second Wednesday of the month | All instruments and levels of experience welcome From 7:30pm | All welcome to listen, please contact email@example.com in advance if you’d like to play | Free entry
Fri 11 Aug | The Thomas Heppell Band – Blues & Jazz | Thomas Heppell guitar and lead vocals, Jack Bryant drums, Howard Head bass | Pentahotel Reading, Oxford Rd, Reading RG1 7RH |
Arrive 7pm | Music 7.30 – 10pm | Free entry | Further information and tickets
Live & Love Music presents The Thomas Heppell Band live at Pentahotel Reading. Get ready to witness the extraordinary talent of this triple award-nominated rising Blues star and his talented band. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable night of soulful blues, jazz twists, electrifying guitar riffs, and raw, passionate vocals that will transport you to another world.
Fri 11 Aug | Mike Wilkins Quartet | Mike Wilkins saxes, Simon Cook piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 13 Aug | Mimi Rose duo | Mimi Rose vocals + Lef Germenlis keys | Chalk, 31 Broad St, Wokingham RG40 1AU | 4pm-6pm | Free entry | More info and tickets
Mimi Rose is an experienced, London-based performer who elevates the atmosphere with her soulful vocals, glamorous style and bright energy. With covers ranging from classic jazz standards to ‘Postmodern Jukebox’ style contemporary hits, Mimi creates the perfect setting for a classy Sunday afternoon out.
Sun 13 Aug | Jazz Lunch: Phil Craddock Trio | Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 1 – 4pm | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or email@example.com
Tues 15 Aug | Live Jazz, Blues and more | Fisherman’s Cottage, Kennet Side RG1 3DW | Music from 7:30 | Free entry, donations welcomed
Every fourth Tuesday | 15 Aug | 12 Sep | 10 Oct | 7 Nov | 5 Dec
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
Fri 18 Aug | Gareth Chelley Quartet | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 19 Aug | Saturday Sundown Jazz river cruises | Fleur Stevenson / Hugh Turner duo | Jazz Vocals and guitar accompaniment |Caversham Princess, Caversham Bridge. Reading | 6-8pm | Book at Thames River Cruise
Sat 19 Aug | Jazz at Guildford Castle GU1 3UW |The Wonder of Stevie | Jazz from 17.30 to 19.30 | Tickets £20 (discounts for members and students) from here
Vocalist Noel McCalla, award-winning saxophonist Derek Nash (Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra) and their world-class live band present a diverse catalogue of back-to-back Stevie Wonder hits including Superstition, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Isn’t She Lovely, I Wish, Sir Duke, Master Blaster and many more. ‘Breathtaking’ – Sunday Times
Sun 20 Aug | Fleur Stevenson & Hugh Turner | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Chalk, 31 Broad St, Wokingham RG40 1AU | 4pm-6pm | Free entry | More info and tickets
Fleur Stevenson is gifted with a honeyed tone, an offbeat sense of humour and a naturally charismatic stage presence. She creates an instant rapport with her audience through sparkling narrative and an unerring instinct for choosing the right material to showcase her talent.
Sun 20 Aug | Jazz Lunch: Brian Throup Trio | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Brian Throup double bass. James Avison drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 1 – 4pm | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or email@example.com
Tues 22 Aug | The Carpathians Big Band | Marlow Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 | Return visit of the versatile Jazz ‘N’ Jive Big Band and their talented vocalist. To reserve a good seat phone 01628 486571
Tues 22 Aug | Roberto Mazin Quartet | Roberto Mazin tenor sax. Alex Hutton piano, Dominic Howles bass, Trevor Taylor drums | Norden Farm, Maidenhead | 8pm | £16 | Book online here or call the Box Office: 01628 788997
Thurs 24 Aug | Jazz on a Summers Day | Fleur Stevenson / Hugh Turner duo | Jazz Vocals and guitar accompaniment | Cornerstone Arts Didcot | 5-7pm | (Usually last Friday of each month – August an exception )
Fri 25 Aug | Ewen Baird Quartet | Ewen Baird sax, Rory McInroy piano, Steve Kershaw bass, Mike Goff drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 26 Aug | Gareth Chelley Quartet | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations
Sun 27 Aug | Jazz at the Hope & Anchor: Steph Pirrie Quartet | Steph Pirrie trumpet & vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass, Jim Wade drums | Hope & Anchor, Station Rd, Wokingham RG40 2AD | 5:30 – 7:30pm | Free entry
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.
Sun 27 Aug | Jazz Lunch: Brian Throup Trio | Will Miller piano, Brian Throup double bass, Mike Goff drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 1 – 4pm | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or email@example.com
Sun 27 Aug | Jazz @ The Retreat Reading | Denny Ilett – guitar | Simon Price – drums | Paul Jeffries – bass | Pete Billington – piano | The Retreat , 8 St Johns St , RG14EH | 15.30 – 17.30 | Free entry | Donations appreciated
Sun 27 Aug | 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.
Wed 30 Aug | Mimi & The Mulberries | Mimi Rose vocals, Richard Meehan keys, Al Swainger bass, Paul Glover drums | Pentahotel, Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7RH | 7.30-10pm | Free entry | More info and tickets
Step into the enchanting world of speakeasy vibes and timeless jazz as we proudly present Mimi & The Mulberries, a brand new jazz collaboration, making their captivating debut. Immerse yourself in the alluring ambience of our elegant venue, adorned with moody lighting, as the sultry sounds of jazz transport you to a bygone post modern jukebox era of sophistication and charm.