Jazz at Progress | Jazz Suite: Under Milk Wood


Fri 12 July | Jazz Suite: Under Milk Wood | Ewen Baird tenor saxophone, Martin Pickett piano, Steve Kershaw double bass, Mike Goff drums Siân Goff & Tom Neill narrators | Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL | 7: 30pm | £17 (£15 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Details and tickets

You’ve heard the original Radio Drama and seen the Play – now experience the Musical! OK, not exactly a musical – but read on…

In 1965, inspired by Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece, renowned pianist and composer Stan Tracey, ‘the godfather of British jazz’, composed Jazz Suite: Under Milk Wood – a beautifully constructed set of eight tunes, each with an unmistakably individual character, including the acknowledged genius of the tone-poem Starless and Bible Black.

Jazz in Reading – in collaboration with Progress Theatre – has arranged a performance of the work: Stan Tracey’s music interwoven with Dylan Thomas’ words. This is a rare opportunity to experience two musical and literary masterworks at their uplifting and life-affirming best.

“A friend of mine has attended every presentation of this performance to date having attended the previous five at Goring, Oxford, Marlow, Bracknell and Reading. He finds new treasures to enjoy on each occasion. So will you. This is not to be missed.” – Trevor Bannister

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Guildford Jazz at the Stoke | Nicholas Meier Quartet with Alex Hutton

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Swiss guitarist Nicholas Meier has toured the world as part of Jeff Beck’s Band He has drawn from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more — all mixed with jazz!  Tonight’s quartet is a preview of Nicolas’ brand new project which features pianist Alex Hutton , who is an established pianist on the London scene, renowned for his Latin Jazz playing!

Hugh Turner Quartet | Goring

Fri 12 July | Hugh Turner Quartet | Goring Community Jazz, Goring Community Centre,The Old School, Station Rd, Goring  RG8 9AZ | Doors 7:30Start 8pm | £10 | Tickets on sale from 15 June