Gallery | Recent performances

Steve Foster has been our photographer-in-residence since June 2023. He describes himself as “just a photographer who likes to capture anything I come across. Primarily musicians in and around Oxfordshire and various other places in England.” But you will also see on his website some other images, portraits, landscapes and various other photos.

Most earlier photos in the Gallery – since March 2015 – are the work of  Zoë White. Specialising in performance photography, Zoë has photographed jazz musicians in venues such as Bulls Head, Crazy Coqs, The Hideaway, Jagz, The Pheasantry, The 606, Ronnie Scott’s and Ronnie’s Upstairs. She was event photographer for Brecon Jazz London Day 2021, TW12 Jazz Festivals 2014 – 2017 and Jazz for Kamuli in 2016.

Note: All Gallery photos are copyright unless otherwise stated and may not be used in any way without the photographer’s express permission. To enquire about licensing any of the photos, please contact Steve on or Zoë on

Photos by guest photographers Colin Swain and Lee Alexander taken since 2016 also feature here. There is a selection of images by other photographers of some of the other great jazz gigs  prior to March 2015 at both Progress Theatre and Reading Town Hall.

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Five-Way Split
Progress Theatre | 10 May 2024

Quentin Collins trumpet & flugelhorn, Vasilis Xenopoulos soprano & tenor saxophones, Rob Barron Fender Rhodes piano, Matyas Hofecker bass, Matt Home drums

Arbenz + Hart + Pursglove = Conversation
Progress Theatre | 22 March 2024

Jim Hart vibraphone, percussion | Florian Arbenz drums, percussion | Percy Pursglove trumpet/flugelhorn

Jean Toussaint
Progress Theatre | 9 February 2024

Jean Toussaint tenor saxophone with Peter Billington piano, Paul Jefferies bass & bass guitar and Simon Price drums

Moscow Drug Club
Progress Theatre | 22 December 2023

Katya Gorrie vocals, Jonny Bruce trumpet, Mirek Salmon accordion, Andy Bowen guitar, Andy Crowdy bass

Music Is: Chris Biscoe Plays Mike Westbrook
Progress Theatre | 10 November 2023

Chris Biscoe saxophones, Kate Williams piano, Mike Outram guitar
Dave Whitford bass, Eric Ford drums

Partners in Time – Historic Sax/Trumpet Partnerships
Progress Theatre | 6 October 2023

Karen Sharp saxes, Stuart Henderson trumpet/flugelhorn, Leon Greening piano,
Raph Mizraki bass, Simon Price drums

Pigfoot Plays Ellington
Progress Theatre | 15 September 2023

Chris Batchelor trumpet/cornet, James Allsopp baritone saxophone/bass clarinet, Liam Noble keyboards, Paul Clarvis drums

Horace Silver Project
Progress Theatre | 20 June 2023

Freddie Gavita trumpet and flugelhorn | Clare Hirst tenor saxophone| Andrea Vicari piano
Marianne Windham bass | Matt Fishwick drums

Alex Clarke Quartet
Progress Theatre | 2 June 2023

Alex Clarke alto & tenor saxophones | Rob Barron piano
Dave Green bass | Clark Tracey drums

Leon Greening Trio plus guest Alex Garnett
Progress Theatre | 28 April 2023

Leon Greening piano | Alex Garnett alto sax | Adam King bass | Steve Brown drums


Zoë Gilby Quartet | Progress Theatre | 17 March 2023

Zoë Gilby vocals, Mark Williams guitar, Andy Champion double bass, John Bradford drums


Gary Willcox’s Drummer/Composer Project | Progress Theatre | 3 February 2023

Gary Willcox drums, Chris Batchelor trumpet, Oli Hayhurst bass, Julian Siegel saxes, Gareth Williams piano

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