Gigs


Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Matt Wates Sextet

Wed 1 Aug | Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Matt Wates Sextet | 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

Matt Wates’ swinging, accessible music has been described as “an infectious blend of Jazz Messengers-style bebop and West Coast cool, with some funky rhythm and blues thrown in”. A favourite at festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls throughout Europe, the music is a mix of classic jazz standards and originals performed by some of the finest players on the scene.  With Matt Wates – alto sax, Martin Shaw -trumpet/flugelhorn, Andy Panayi – tenor sax, Leon Greening – piano, Matt Skelton – drums, Marianne Windham – bass


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Annie Parker

Fri 2 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Annie Parker Quartet | Annie Parker jazz flutes, Lawrie Wright piano, 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


Henley Jazz Workshop 29 July – 2 August

29 July – 2 August 2024 – The ever popular Henley Jazz Workshop for adult beginners and improvers will be holding its 11th annual workshop at Valley Road School in Henley, featuring an impressive tutor line-up of Karen Sharp, Alex Clarke, Steve Waterman, Denny Ilett and Thomas L’Etienne, with Andy Crowdy overseeing the workshop as musical director.  With more emphasis on improvisation techniques, but still small-group based, this year’s places are going quickly.

The workshop culminates with an evening meal and drinks on 2 August, overlooking the stunning Oaken Grove Vineyard in Fawley with the groups performing their favourite numbers.

Please check availability before booking!
Full details here


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham


Sat 3 Aug | 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


Pete Allen Jazz Band | Donnington Valley Hotel


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Robert Otwinowski

Sun 4 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Robert Otwinowski Trio | Robert Otwinowski guitar, Brian Throup bass, Fabio Iacono drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes, Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 6 Aug | 12th Birthday – By invitation only | Four Horseshoes Pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes


Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band | Theale


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Fri 9 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner Duo | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | More info soon

Tues 13 August | Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Frontliners TBD, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Fisherman’s Cottage, Kennet Side RG1 3DW | Music from 8pm | Free entry, donations welcomed.

Every fourth Tuesday: next date 10 September

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



Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Fri 16 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Essential Jazz Quartet | Henry Whitby piano, Ed Adams guitar, Brian Throup bass, Cam Thembi Morran percussion | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham


Sat 17 Aug | 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


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Simon Cook

Sun 25 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Simon Cook Trio | Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | midday – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Alex Forsyth

Fri 30 Aug | Live Jazz at The Relais: Alex Forsyth Quartet | Alex Forsyth sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham 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 | Jenny Fay

Sat 31 Aug | Jenny Fay and Friends | Jenny Fay vocals, Simon Cook piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | 8pm | 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.