Gigs


Pete Allen Jazz Band | Donnington


Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner Quartet | Swindon

Sat 1 June | Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner Quartet featuring  Stu Henderson trumpet / percussion, Mike Green acoustic bass | Highworth Hotel | Highworth Jazz Festival, The Highworth Hotel, 1 Westrop, Highworth,SN6 7HJ | 3-4 pm | Festival ticlets £35  – from here


Baron Mara | Oxford

Sun 2 June | Baron Mara | Jonathan Judge tenor sax, Ruben Berrios keyboard, Howard King bass, Tony Lyons drums | Joe’s Bar & Grill, 260 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 7DX | 7:30pm | Free entry | Booking and info here.


Art Themen | Pangbourne Jazz Club

Sun 2 June | Art Themen (saxophones), Jim Pollard (piano), Andy Crowdy (double bass), Otha Smith (guitar), Brian Greene (drums) | Pangbourne Jazz Clu. Rosewood Hall, Whitchurch Road Pangbourne RG8 7BS | 7:30 pm start | £12.50 | Click here to Buy Tickets now (or cash on the door)

A fantastically exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist, Art Themen has been a beloved character of the British jazz scene for 60 years, famously combining his role as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with saxophone duties in the bands of Alexis Korner and Stan Tracey among many others.


Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz band | Theale


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Jun | Equinox Quintet with Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, 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)


Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Stuart Henderson & Karen Sharp “Partners in Time”

Wed 5 June | Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Stuart Henderson & Karen Sharp “Partners in Time” | 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

Celebrating the historic trumpet/saxophone partnerships of jazz, think of Miles Davis/John Coltrane, Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan, or Lee Morgan/Joe Henderson, and you see a theme, two lead instruments working as one to create amazing harmony, punchy unison lines and unforgettable jazz improvisation. Trumpeter Stuart Henderson and award winning saxophonist Karen Sharp join forces to celebrate the music of these fantastic partnerships from the 40s 50s and 60s! With Pete Billington (piano), Marianne Windham (bass) and Simon Price (drums)


The Hugh Turner Quartet | Cirencester

Wed 5 June | The Hugh Turner Quartet | Featuring brilliant saxophonist Ollie Weston | Cotswold Lakes Brew Company, Cirencester GL7 6FE | Doors open 6pm for bar & food, show from 7pm (2 x 45 mins | £20 | Tickets

Jazz on tap: The Jazz Cave & Cotswold Brew Co present: Hugh Turner’s Funky Jazz Quartet


Damon Sawyer Quartet | Swindon

Thurs 6 June | Damon Sawyer Quartet | Drummer Damon Sawyer leads his outfit through jazz , funk, swing and latin. Featuring guitarists Hugh Turner and Chris Cobbson plus  Raph Mizraki electric bass | Horseshoe Inn, Mildenhall, Swindon | 8-10.30pm | Free entry


Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | Henley-on-Thames


Thurs 6 June  | Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP | Tickets: https://thekenton.org.uk/events/

 


Karen Sharp | Goring Community Jazz Club

Fri 7 June | Karen Sharp saxes,  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 £12, from 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 with Simeon Lord Trio | Didcot

Fri 7 June | Fleur Stevenson with Simeon Lord Trio |  Simeon Lord sax, Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Marianne Windham double bass | The Barn, Foxhall Rd, Didcot OX11 7AD | Doors 6.30pm, Concert 7-9pm with interval | £10 | Tickets: http://simeonlordmusician.uk/


Omar Puente & Ilario Ferrari | The Forge, Basingstoke

Sat 8 Jun | Omar Puente & Ilario Ferrari | Ilario Ferrari piano and vocals, Omar Puente violin and vocals | 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

Italian pianist Ilario and Cuban violinist Omar will transport you from
the vibrant rhythms of Cuba to the sun-kissed shores of Southern Italy
and back again.


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham

Sat 8 June | Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano | Thames River Cruise, Main Pier Caversham Pier, Caversham RG1 8BD | ‍6-8pm | £36 Tickets: https://www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk/events/saturday-sundowner-cruise


Hugh Turner Funky Jazz Trio | Reading

Sat 8 June | Hugh Turner Funky Jazz Trio | Waterfest Reading | 4.30pm tbc


Hugh Turner Funk Trio | Camberley

Sun 9 June | Hugh Turner Funk Trio featuring funk and jazz from electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner, Stefan Redtenbacher electric bass, Paul Glover drums | Login Lounge, Camberley | 1-3pm | Free entry


Nigel Price & Vasilis Xenopoulos | Marlow

Tues 11 June | Nigel Price & Vasilis Xenopoulos | Nigel guitar, Vasilis saxes, Frank Harrison piano, Stuart Barker bass, Elliot Toms drums | Marlow Jazz Club Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 The award winning partnership, with the Club’s resident trio. To reserve a seat or table please phone 01628 486571


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Annie Parker

Fri 14 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Annie Parker Quartet | Annie Parker jazz flutes, Phil Craddock keyboards, Howard King bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com | Photo by Steve Foster – @jazzshot on Instagram


Guildford Jazz at the Stoke | Alessio Menconi & Nigel Price Quartet

Fri 14 Jun | Guildford Jazz at the Stoke | Alessio Menconi & Nigel Price Quartet | 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford GU1 4LS | Doors open 7.15 pm, Jazz from 8.00pm | Tickets £18 (discounts for members and students) from here

The internationally renowned Alessio Menconi is one of the most impressive jazz guitarists you will hear. He teams up with kindred spirit, UK award winning Nigel Price, to present a night of exciting guitar led jazz. Expect echoes of Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery & Joe Pass as the band take on material made famous by the giants, as well as a few original compositions. With support from Tristan Banks on drums and Luke Fowler on double bass this promises to be a memorable evening!


Adrian Cox & His Quintet | Henley-on-Thames

Adrian Cox clarinet/vocals, Denny Ilett guitar/vocals, Will Barry piano, Will Sach bass, Sebastian De Krom drums

Door time: 7:30pm, Start time: 8:30pm

More information and tickets  here


Jazz for Ukraine | Reading


Bracknell Jazz | Adam Dyer Quartet featuring Duncan Eagles

Fri 14 June | Bracknell Jazz | Adam Dyer Quartet featuring Duncan Eagles – reeds | 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


Blue Magoo and 8 other acts | Harpsden Bottom,

Sat 15 June | Blue Magoo and 8 other acts @ the Harpsden Hoo-Ha, Harpsden Bottom, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4HH | 12.00 – 6.30pm | £5 on the door or here

Blue Magoo the fun up-beat jazz band are thrilled to be booked for the third year running for this great event, playing at around 1.15pm. The Hoo-Ha is a mini-festival which aims to bring the community together. Make new connections and spend a few hours in a warm, friendly
environment, listening to local musicians and have fun. Perfect for a lazy summer afternoon. We’ll have lots of distractions for young families (including the infamous tug of war, mega bouncy castle and tombola) combined with great food, bar and a genre busting mix of local musical talent.


Fleur Stevenson / Hugh Turner Jazz Duo
 | Wallingford

Sat 15 Jun | 
Fleur Stevenson / Hugh Turner Jazz Duo
 | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar
| Crow Fest, Wallingford Sports Park, Oxfordshire | Time? | £10/£20 – tickets here


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Phil Craddock

Sun 16 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Phil Craddock Trio | Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | noon – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Hot Biscuits Jazz Broadcast

Like discovering a pearl in the sand. Next week we feature Sam Newbould and a few singles from his now released CD, Homing. Also included in the show is one favoured by the KEN COLYER SOCIETY. Bobby Wellins Quintet, `You don’t know what love is.` An old favourite, `Caravan` from, Michael Hughes‘ Poetrio. SMALL BLUE is Marianne Windham on bass, David Beebee on piano, and Martin Pyne playing drums on, `Stealthy Moon.` Finishing with Maja Bugge, with a `Healing Song. If this looks good, like it, share it and enjoy it on www.mixcloud.com/ stevebewick/ 24/07


Rebecca Poole with Hugh Turner | Henley

Sun 16 June | Rebecca Poole with Hugh Turner tbc | Henley Jazz Festival

 


Fleur de Lys Jazz Festival | East Hagbourne, South Oxfordshire

Sun 16 June | Fleur Stevenson Quintet [ Fleur Stevenson: vocals
  Anatoliy Vyacheslavov: sax
  Pete Billington: piano / guitar
  Paul Jefferies: double bass
  Simon Price: drums] The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Dom Pipkin & The Ikos | The Fleur de Lys, 30 Main Road, East Hagbourne, OX11 9LN | Music from 2pm | Barbecue | Day tickets £30 | For further
information & tickets contact The Fleur de Lys, East Hagbourne, 01235 813247 or email info@thefleurdelyspub.co.uk


Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Gareth Chelley & Sarah Jane Weston

Tues 18 June | Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Mike Bennett bass, Jim Wade drums plus special set featuring Sarah Jane Weston vocals/piano | Fisherman’s Cottage, Kennet Side RG1 3DW | Music from 8pm | Free entry, donations welcomed.

Every fourth Tuesday: next date 16 July

Live music. Free entry. Excellent food and drink. And a lot more space than the late-lamented Global Cafe.  Who could ask for more?

Parking at The Fisherman’s Cottage, on surrounding streets or take 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



Jazz at Progress | The Gaz Hughes Trio: The Nuclear Bebopalypse Tour

Fri 21 Jun – The Gaz Hughes Trio: The Nuclear Bebopalypse Tour – Gaz Hughes drums, Andrzej Baranek piano, Gavin Barras double bass | Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Details


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames


Fri 21 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Brian Throup Trio | Brian Throup bass, Henry Whitby piano, Ed Adams guitar | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner Duo | Didcot

Fri 21 June tbc | Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner duo | Great jazz songstress with guitar accompaniment | Cornerstone Arts Foyer, Didcot | 5-7pm | Free


Budapest Cafe Orchestra | Yattendon

Sat 22 June | Budapest Cafe Orchestra | Yattendon Village Hall RG180UE | 7.30pm | £18 in advance (£20 on the night) | Renegade Brewery bar | Tickets from Yattendon Stores or randssansom@aol.com.

Budapest Cafe Orchestra is a 4-piece orchestra playing gypsy & folk-flavoured music from all around the world, especially traditional Balkan, Russian, Hungarian and Romanian in their own fresh and surprising way with jazz nuances and their own unique arrangements, established by award-winning British  violinist Christian Garrick in 2009.


Midsummer Music with Clive Fortune Big Band | Burghfield Village


Sun 23 June | Midsummer Music with Clive Fortune Big Band | Little Manor, Church Lane, Burghfield Village, RG30 3TG | 12.30pm | £12.50 in advance £15.00 on the door, under 16’s free | Tickets here or call 01189 832569

Live music, including jazz standards, big band classics and contemporary arrangements for big band in a beautiful garden setting. Raffle, bar and hog roast available (£7.50 additional charge), card payments accepted. Interval support from The Tonyx and singer songwriter Liza Marsall.


Sarah Jane Garside / Hugh Turner Jazz Duo | Hartley Witney

Sun 23 June | Sarah Jane Garside / Hugh Turner Jazz Duo | Jazz vocalist with guitar accompaniment  | The Nightjar. Auriol wines, Hartley Witney | 2-4pm | Free entry


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Lawrie Wright

Sun 23 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Lawrie Wright Trio | Lawrie Wright piano, Phil Berry double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | noon – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Kim Osmond  | Yarnton

Fri 28 June | Vocalist Kim Osmond with Hugh Turner guitar and Esther Ng acoustic bass | Turnpike Inn, Yarnton OX5 | 7-9pm | Free entry


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Jon Walsh

Fri 28 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Jon Walsh  Trio | Jon Walsh guitar, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Dinner Jazz at The Angel | Michelle Aspell

Sat 29 Jun | Michell Aspell vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | Music from 8pm | Free entry. Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations

Michelle has cultivated a distinctive vocal style and versatility that sounds at home in all kinds of musical genres, be it jazz, R&B, blues or even country. However she is primarily a jazz vocalist, inspired and influenced by the great queens of jazz such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Her true passion is singing the great jazz standards and American songbook numbers.


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham


Sat 29 Jun | Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | Thames River Cruise, Main Pier Caversham Pier, Caversham RG1 8BD | ‍6-8pm | £36 Tickets: https://www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk/events/saturday-sundowner-cruise


Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick | The Forge, Basingstoke

Sat 29 Jun | Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick | Tori Freestone saxophone, Alcyona Mick piano | The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 8.15pm | Tickets £19. Under 25s and full-time students £17 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

This award-winning pairing are currently creating a stir on the UK jazz
scene.


Marcus Bonfanti – Nothing But The Blues | Dorchester-On-Thames

Sun 30 June | Marcus Bonfanti – Nothing But The Blues | Bishops Court Farm,
Dorchester-On-Thames OX10 7HP | 7 -9 pm. doors open at 6pm | £23 |
Tickets – or can be purchased at the door on the evening. | Contact 01865 590390 or diane_bishopsfarm@outlook.com

An exhilarating evening of live Jazz and fun!


Guildford Jazz in Loseley Park | “Embraceable Ella” with Joanna Eden

Sun 30 Jun| Guildford Jazz in Loseley Park | “Embraceable Ella” with Joanna Eden | Loseley Park, Guildford GU3 1HS  | Doors open 4.00 pm Jazz from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm | Tickets £20 (discounts for members and students) from here

Joanna Eden presents a show celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald. From ‘A Tisket A Tasket’, which brought Ella to fame with the Chick Webb Orchestra, to the songbook album classics. Joanna launched Embraceable Ella to much acclaim at the London Jazz Festival. With Paul Higgs on trumpet, Chris Ingham on piano, George Double on drums and Marianne WIndham on bass. The evening will open with big band swing from the FARNHAM BIG BAND. The garden kiosk will be open for drinks and snacks, and you can bring your own picnic. Every penny raised at this event supports GUTS, fighting bowel cancer.


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Phil Craddock

Sun 30 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Phil Craddock Trio Trio | Phil Craddock piano, Howard King double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | noon – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com