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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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

The Nat Steele MJQ Quartet: Portrait of the MJQ | Progress Theatre | 25 November 2022

Nat Steele vibraphone, Dario Di Lecce bass, Gabriel Latchin piano, Steve Brown drums

The Power of Three | Progress Theatre | 21 October 2022

Tommaso Starace alto sax, Jim Watson keyboard, Dave Chamberlain acoustic bass


Jonny Mansfield Quartet | Progress Theatre | 16 September 2022

Jonny Mansfield vibraphone, composer, Noah Stoneman piano, Will Sach bass, Dave Hamblett drums


Alban Claret & Evan Clegg: The Collection | Progress Theatre | 8 July 2022

Alban Claret guitar, Evan Clegg trumpet, Duncan Eagles tenor sax, Luke Fowler double bass, Kuba Miazga drums



Alex Hitchcock Quartet | Progress Theatre | 13 May 2022

Alex Hitchcock tenor saxophone, Noah Stoneman keyboards, Joe Downard bass, Myele Manzanza drums

Wakey Blakey – with the Rory Ingham/James Davison Sextet | Progress Theatre | 8 April 2022

Rory Ingham trombone, James Davison trumpet, Mark Lockheart tenor saxophone, Will Barry keyboard, Adam King bass, Felix Ambach drums


John Horler – A Tribute to Bill Evans | Progress Theatre | 4 March 2022

John Horler piano, Alec Dankworth bass, Ronnie Jones drums


Vasilis Xenopoulos with His Dexterity Quintet | Progress Theatre | 28 January 2022

Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor saxophone, Quentin Collins trumpet & flugelhorn, Ross Stanley piano, Simon Thorpe bass, Matt Fishwick drums

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