Monthly Archives: April 2024

Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 2 Apr | 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)

Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band | Theale

Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion

Wed 3 Apr | Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Vasilis Xenopoulos & Paul Edis | Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP | Food and drinks from 7.15 pm Jazz from 8.00 pm | Tickets £20 (discounts for members and students) from here

Vasilis Xenopoulos and Paul Edis began playing together 20 years ago. In the intervening years they’ve played numerous gigs together, releasing their first album, A Narrow Escape, in 2016 to critical acclaim. Their latest recording ‘Feels Like Home’ features original music inspired by the many places they’ve called home over the years. Released on April 19th on the Ubuntu label.  Vasilis Xenopoulos – tenor saxophone, Paul Edis – piano with Joel Barford on drums, Marianne Windham on bass

Jazz at The Hope and Anchor, Wokingham | Argo Jazz

Fri 5 Apr | Argo Jazz | John Harries sax, Alan Barwise drums, John Miller guitar, Rick Westoby keyboards, Paul Critchfield bass and vocals | Hope & Anchor, Station Rd, Wokingham RG40 2AD | 7 – 9pm | Free entry

Argo Jazz is an exciting and entertaining group with a sound combining sublety, energy, variety and expression. The band offers an eclectic  mix of jazz, blues, and songs from across the decades. Songs written in the 1930’s find a home alongside much more recent compositions.

Blue Magoo | Henley

Fri 5 Apr | Blue Magoo | Magoos, 22 Hart Street, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 2AU | 7.30 – 9.30pm | Free entry.

Following on from their packed out gig at Magoos in December, this unique, fun, upbeat eight piece band will be playing there again with a heady mix of Jazz, Latin, Calypso, Funk and more. It’s a free gig and a great way to start your weekend!

Aret Komlosy/Hugh Turner/Ollie Weston Trio | Oxford

Sun 7 Apr | Aret Komlosy/Hugh Turner/Ollie Weston Trio | Great jazz singer Aret accompanied by guitarist Hugh Turner and great sax man Ollie Weston | Joe’s Bar and Grill, Summertown, Oxford | 7-9pm | Free

Hugh Turner Trio | Burford

Thurs 11 Apr |  Hugh Turner Trio | Jazz , funk , swing from guitarist Hugh Turner with Jerry Soffe electric bass, Steve Wyndam drums | The Cotswold Merrymouth Inn, Burford | 8pm | £14.50

Guildford Jazz at the Stoke

Fri 12 Apr | Guildford Jazz at the Stoke| Jim Mullen Organ Trio| The Stoke Pub, 103 Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 4JN | Doors Open 7.15 pm, Jazz from 8.00 pm | Tickets £18 (Discounts for Members and Students) from here

Jim Mullen is widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in Europe. He made his name playing with a number of bands through the 70’s and 80’s including Brian Auger’s “Oblivion Express”, and his own highly acclaimed band “Morrissey-Mullen”.  The band he leads this evening features the classic Organ trio format with Ross Stanley on organ and Tristan Maillot on drums, performing a set of originals and jazz standards.  “One of the great Jazz guitarists working today” Jazzwise; “World Class” Guardian

Goring Community Jazz Club | The New Jazz Sextet

Fri 12 Apr | The New Jazz Sextet featuring Andy Townsend, trumpet, Ewen Baird, saxophone, Ross Law, trombone, Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Goring Community Jazz Club, The Old School, Station Rd, Goring, Reading RG8 9AZ  | 7pm doors 7:30 start | Tickets here £10 or Inspiration The Arcade Goring, or cash or card on the door | Bring your own drinks or drink at the Catherine Wheel, a two minute walk.

Fleur Stevenson Trio | Hook

Sat 13 April | Fleur Stevenson Trio, Black Cat Jazz Club, Hook | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Jez Cook guitar, Pete Maxfield double bass | Andwell Restaurant at Andwell Brewery | 8.00 pm | Tickets: £12.50

Aret Komlosy/Hugh Turner Duo | Abingdon

Sat 13 Apr | Aret Komlosy/Hugh Turner Duo | The Waggon & Horses, Southmoor, Abingdon OX13 5BG | 8 -10pm | Free entry

Marlow Jazz Club | Tribute to Louis Armstrong & Frank Sinatra

Tues 16 Apr | Marlow Jazz Club | The Enrico Tomasso & Denny Ilett Quintet’s ‘Tribute to Louis Armstrong & Frank Sinatra’ | Enrico Tomasso trumpet & vocal, Denny Ilett guitar & vocal, Peter Billington piano, Andy Crowdy bass, Alex Goodyear drums | Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 | Exciting new band that looks like being a big success | Advance reservation advised – phone 01628 486571

Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion

Thu 18 Apr | Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Denny Ilett & The Chris Ingham Trio| Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP | Food and drinks from 7.15 pm Jazz from 8.00 pm | Tickets £20 (discounts for members and students) from here

Remarkably versatile guitarist/singer, encompassing swing, bebop, blues, rock and everything between, Denny is equally acclaimed for his thrilling guitar playing, smooth vocalising and appearances at Ronnie Scott’s fronting his jazz salute to Jimi Hendrix with the Electric Lady Big Band. With the Chris Ingham on piano, George Double on drums and Marianne WIndham on bass. “A knock-out player… soulful and jazz-tinged” Guitarist “Comprehensive mastery of the guitar” The Whitman Review