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!

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.

Crowmarsh Jazz Club | Rebecca Poole Quartet

Sat 20 Apr | Rebecca Poole Quartet | Rebecca Poole vocals, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Hugh Turner guitar, Raph Mizraki double bass | Crowmarsh Jazz Club, Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, OX10 8ED | Bar and pizza available | Doors 6.45pm, show 7.30pm | £15 (£5 for Care workers & people on benefits):

Dinner Jazz at The Angel | Emily Windham Trio

Emily Windham

Sat 27 Apr |Emily Windham Trio | Emily Windham vocals, Xavier Riley guitar, Marianne Windham bass | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Emily Windham is an actress, singer and performer. A versatile and skilled vocalist with an engaging stage presence, she studied at RADA and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and since graduating has toured shows across the UK and Europe and worked in feature and short films. Xavier Riley, with influences from Django Reinhardt to Wes Montgomery and beyond, plays with groups throughout the South East. A lyrical bass player, Marianne Windham is the founder and driving force of Guildford Jazz, and has performed with many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians.

Jazz at the Hope and Anchor, Wokingham | Jenny Fay Quartet

Sun 28 Apr | Jenny Fay Quartet | Jenny Fay vocals, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Jim Wade drums | Hope & Anchor, Station Rd, Wokingham RG40 2AD | 7 – 9pm | Free entry

Jenny’s early influences as a jazz singer naturally include Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald but she has found inspiration from many other singers with current obsessions including Gregory Porter, China Moses and the wonderful Liane Carroll.

Jenny has been fortunate enough to be tutored by Liane Carroll and has learnt from her the importance of crafting a song to tell a story that touches hearts. More recently Jenny has studied under Emilia Mårtensson, a winner of the Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.