Gigs


Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Adam Glasser Quintet: “South Africa and Beyond”

Wed 1 May | Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Adam Glasser Quintet: “South Africa and Beyond” | 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

Award Winning virtuoso harmonica player and pianist Adam Glasser brings a band of contemporary jazz musicians to play township jazz. Adam’s harmonica sound combines his South African roots with many years in the UK jazz scene as well as with Hugh Masekela, Joe Zawinul, Martha Reeves and Jimmy Witherspoon. This concert explores township jazz standards across a range of composers from Abdullah Ibrahim to Caiphus Semenya and Themba Mkhize. With Adam Glasser – harmonica & piano, George Crowley – saxophone, Ant Law – guitar, Steve Watts – bass, Corrie Dick – drums. 


Bracknell Jazz | Espiral Trio

Fri 3 May | Bracknell Jazz | Espiral Trio: Josephine Davis sax, David Beebee – guitar, Martin Pyne – percussion | South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA | 7:30 – 10pm | £18.00 under 18yrs £8.50: for other concessions contact South Hill Park Booking Office 01344 484123 | Full details

 


Adrian Cox Quartet featuring Denny Ilett | Purdy’s Pop Up, Henley

Sat 4 May | Adrian Cox Quartet featuring Denny Ilett | The HAODS Studio, 19 New Street, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2BP | 8pm, doors 7:30pm | Info and tickets £21 here

Straight after the launch of his new acclaimed album “Clarinet Fantasy” at Ronnie Scotts, Adrian brings his fabulous Quartet to Henley to play a selection of standards inspired by the great clarinettists of New Orlean, Barney Bigard, Sidney Bechet and Edmond Hall, plus some of his original music from the album.


Pete Allen Jazz Band | Newbury


Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band | Theale


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 7 May | Equinox Quintet with Pete Billington | Pete Billington piano, 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)


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Maidensgrove

Fri 10 May | Fleur Stevenson Trio, Maidensgrove | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Raph Mizraki double bass | Five Horsehoes, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6EX | 8.00 pm | £16 diners only. Tickets: 01491 641282


Jazz at Progress | Five-Way-Split

Fri 10 May – Five-Way-Split – Quentin Collins trumpet, Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Rob Barron piano, Magyars Hofecker bass, Matt Home drums | Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Details


The Supertonics Big Band, plus guest vocalist Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Bracknell

Sat 11 May | The Supertonics Big Band, plus guest vocalist Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Carnation Hall, Winkfield Row, Bracknell RG42 7PA | 7.30pm | Tickets £15, reserve in advance via davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


The Music of Ellington & Strayhorn | The Alan Cornish Theatre, Reading

Sat 11 May | The Music of Ellington & Strayhorn | Ewen Baird saxes, Martin Pickett piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | The Alan Cornish Theatre, Oakwood Centre, Woodley, Reading RG54JZ | 7:45pm -10pm | £12:50 | Tickets


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Botley

Wed 15 May | Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet featuring  Maff Potts keys, Raph Mizraki electric bass. Steve Wyndam drums | Hard hitting funk and jazz improvised music | First outing at this awesome community music venue: Tap Social, Botley | Approx 8-10pm | £10 tbc


Jimi Hendrix Experience | Henley

Thurs 16 May | Jimi Hendrix Experience | Denny Ilett’s Electric Lady Big Band | The Kenton Theatre, 19 New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BS | 7:30pm | £25 | Tickets here


BEAT at the Boiler Room | Neil Angilley Trio

Fri 17 May | BEAT at the Boiler Room | Neil Angilley Trio | 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford GU1 4LS | Doors open 7pm, Support act 7.30 pm | Tickets £12 (discounts for members and students) + £1 booking fee from here

Infectious rhythms from Brazil and Cuba performed by an original member of the Grammy Nominated band, “Down To The Bone”. Chango voted top Latin album of the Year. Expect “Authentic Brazilian Rhythms on top of rich vocal harmonies, segueing into staggering solo & group passages of virtuosity. “Sensational” – Ronnie Scott’s.  Doors open 7.30 pm: Gig times 8.30pm to 10.30pm; Recorded music set and happy hour 10.30 to 11.30pm at The Boileroom,13 Stoke Fields, Guildford GU1 4LS


Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | Oxford


Fri 17 May  | Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford OX2 7JN | Tickets: https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/


Fleur Stevenson/ Hugh Turner Duo | Didcot

Fri 17 May | Fleur Stevenson/ Hugh Turner Duo | Great jazz songstress with guitar accompaniment `\ Cornerstone ArtsFoyer, Didcot | 5-7pm | Free


Jazz at St Michael’s Church  | Blewbury 

Sun 19 May | Jazz at St Michael’s Church  (previously Mockbeggars Hall Jazz) | Blewbury
Fleur Stevenson/ Hugh Turner Quartet featuring  Stu Henderson trumpet / percussion, Raph Mizraki acoustic bass / other instruments | 5-8pm | £19.80 including a glass of wine / soft drink


Joe Webb / Will Sach Duo | The Forge, Basingstoke

Sun 19 May | Joe Webb / Will Sach Duo | Joe Webb piano, Will Sach double bass | The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 7.45pm | Tickets £19. Under 25s and full-time students £17 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

Their charismatic music wholly embraces the jazz tradition with nods to popular music along the way.


Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Zoe Gilby: “Pannonica”

Thurs 23 May| Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Zoe Gilby: “Pannonica”| 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

Performing lyrical interpretations of compositions from the legendary pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk. Inspired by the 1988 Carmen McRae album “Carmen Sings Monk”, Zoe details this performance with a time line of Thelonious and Carmen’s career including the story behind ‘Pannonica’ written in honour of the patron of bebop, Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter. Zoe Gilby’s unique vocal phrasing and  appreciation of Monk and McRae’s work is the highlight of this project. With Terence Collie on piano, Marianne WIndham on double bass and Alex Goodyear on drums.  Food and drinks from 19.15 Jazz from 20:00 to 22:15 at Guildford Pavilion, Woodbridge Road, GU1 4RP.


Antonio Forcione | The Forge, Basingstoke

Fri 24 May | Antonio Forcione | The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 7.45pm | Tickets £23. Under 25s and full-time students £21 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

Antonio is a multi-award winning acoustic guitarist and composer who blends jazz, Latin, African, and flamenco sounds.


Dinner Jazz at The Angel | P’Jam



© Martin Breschinski

Sat 25 May | P’Jam
 | Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Fronted by the exuberant Annie Parker on flute and bass flute, P’Jam is a joyful quartet of musicians who simply enjoy playing jazz together 
in sometimes slightly unexpected and spontaneous ways. With a repertoire that
 spans Miles Davis to the Beatles, expect an evening of great music in good company!


Jazz at The Hope and Anchor, Wokingham | Gareth Chelley & Friends

Sun 26 May | Gareth Chelley & Friends | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Barrie Griffin bass, Jim Wade drums | Hope & Anchor, Station Rd, Wokingham RG40 2AD | 7 – 9pm | Free entry

Tenor saxophonist Gareth Chelley, equally at home with American songbook standards and bebop numbers, plays with a variety of groups in the home counties. He is a master of improvisation, his carefully crafted phrasing seamlessly weaving melodic lines and unexpected harmonies into the music.


Martin Taylor | The Forge, Basingstoke

Fri 31 May | Martin Taylor | The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 7.45pm | Tickets £23. Under 25s and full-time students £21 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

Grammy-nominated musician Dr. Martin Taylor, MBE, is a virtuoso guitarist, composer, educator, and musical innovator, whom Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls “THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation”.