Gigs


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

CANCELLED

Tues 7 Apr | Equinox with Andy Walls | Andy Walls piano, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, Paul Kaluza percussion | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Tina May

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Sun 5 Apr | Tina May vocals, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 5 Apr | Ade Holland Guitar, Phil Mason guitar/vocals, Gordon Johnson keys | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | Global Cafe, Reading

CANCELLED

Thurs 2 Apr | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quartet | HB more guitar, David Stamper guitar, Phil Berry double bass, Piotr Jordan violin| Reading |The Global Cafe | 8:30 – 11pm | Donations gratefully received


Charity All Star Jazz Concert in aid of Cancer Research | Basingstoke

CANCELLED

Mon 30 Mar | Dave Nicholson Presents a Charity All Star Jazz Concert in aid of Cancer Research | Alan Barnes & Andy Panayi reeds, Nigel Price guitar, Dave Green bass, Steve Brown drums | The Irish Centre, Council Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DH | 8pm| Tickets £16 from 07425 733935 or blackbird@waitrose.com


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson, Simon Allen and the Simon Price Trio

CANCELLED

Sun 29 Mar | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Simon Allen sax, and the Simon Price trio | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Andy Kennedy Quintet | Global Cafe | Reading

CANCELLED

Sun 29 Mar | Andy Kennedy Quintet | The Andy Kennedy Quintet is a contemporary jazz ensemble from Basingstoke playing instrumental music of jazz standards and original compositions | Reading | Global Café | 6.00pm | No charge, suggested donation £3


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Baron Mara | Woolhampton

CANCELLED

Sat 28 Mar | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Baron Mara | Tom Neill alto saxophone, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Tony Lyons drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971382


Jazz at The 19th Hole – Peter Bingham Quartet | Theale

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri 27 Mar | Peter Bingham Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Theale | The 19th Hole at Theale Golf Club | Doors 7pm • Music 8pm | Special introductory price: just £5 | To book tickets email us, call 07788 666 608 or enquire at the Club bar | Plenty of free parking – and food available | The 19th Hole is a brand new easy-to-reach jazz venue close to M4 J12 – click here to receive news of future Jazz at The 19th Hole events.


Chamber Jazz Concert: Gilad Atzmon, Ross Stanley | Henley

RESCHEDULED TO 13 MAY

Thurs 26 Mar | Chamber Jazz Concert | Gilad Atzmon, Ross Stanley | Henley | Spice Merchant | 8pm | £12 music cover charge | Call 01491 636118 for [limited] places


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

CANCELLED

Thur 26 Mar | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals with her band, come along for a sing with this lovely line-up | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Peter Bingham Quartet | Reading

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Thurs 26 Mar | Peter Bingham Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Marilyn’s Speakeasy | 8pm | £8 | Easy cheap parking across the road at Broad St Mall for £4 all night after 6pm | Marilyn’s Speakeasy is a brand new jazz venue in the heart of Reading, located above Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House – click here to receive news of future Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy events.


Guildford JazzFest 20 | Guildford

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri 20 – Sun 22 Mar | Guildford JazzFest 20 – profits will go to local charity Guildford Philanthropy | Three day festival featuring a wide spectrum of jazz, funk and Latin grooves | Artists appearing include Nicholas Meijer World Group, Pete Churchill,  Dennis Rollins,
Iain Ballamy, Guildhall Big Band, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Mark Nightingale, Steve Waterman, Clark Tracey and Gareth Williams | More details on Guildford Jazz website and Facebook | Guildford | Electric Theatre | Various times | Prices vary. Day and
weekend passes available – tickets from the Electric Theatre Box Office


The Supertonics Big Band, Equinox Concert | Bracknell

CANCELLED

Saturday 21 Mar | The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalists Tricia Bassett & Jeremy Lassen, Equinox Concert| Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | Jennett’s Park Community Centre | 7.30pm | £10 | Reserve tickets in advance from davidbennett470@gmail.com, 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


Peter Bingham Quartet | Reading

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Sat 21 Mar | Peter Bingham Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Derek Alford bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

CANCELLED

Sat 21 Mar | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his heavy funk quartet at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 12.00am | £6.00


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

CANCELLED

Thur 19 Mar | Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Live Swinging Jazz Juice with plenty of dancing room for all you Katz | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 11.00pm | No charge, donations welcome


Jam Doughnuts – a jazz-funk jam night | Global Cafe | Reading

CANCELLED

Tue 17 Mar | Jam Doughnut – a jazz-funk jam night | The house band include members of The Definite Collective – Paul Glover, Jamie Howell, James Newman and Matt McNaughton | Backline provided, bring guitars, sticks, etc. | Reading | Global Cafe | 8.30pm – 11pm | Free entry – donations welcome | More on Facebook


Sad Announcement: Trad Jazz at Theale Village Hall | Theale

Tue 17 Mar | Graeme Hewitt, leader of the High Society Jazz Band, has made the sad announcement that after nearly fifty years of the band playing at Theale Village Hall, next Tuesday, 17 March, will be the last Trad jazz evening for the time being | Theale Village Hall, Englefield Rd, Theale, Reading RG7 5AS | 8.00 | £10


POSTPONED | Julia Titus (“Ma Bessie”) & the Pigfoot Band | Marlow

It is with great regret that Marlow Jazz Club has announced that this event is postponed due to the current situation | Tues 17 Mar | Julia Titus (“Ma Bessie”) & the Pigfoot Band | Julia’s new show: the songs of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald. Billie Holiday amongst others | Marlow Jazz Club | The Royal British Legion Hall  SL7 1NT  | 8.30pm | £10 on the door or phone 01628 486571 to reserve a seat or table


Alec Dankworth’s “Spanish Accents”| The Gap Gig, Goring on Thames

Fri 13 Mar |Alec Dankworth’s “Spanish Accents” | Emily Dankworth vocals, Chris Garrick violin, Mark Lockheart saxes, Phil Robson guitar, Demi Garcia percussion, Alec Dankworth bass and Jesus Olmedo flamenco dancing | Goring Village Hall | Doors open 7.30pm | Tickets £15 – 01491 874492


Simon Allen & Paul Jordanous Quintet  | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 13 Mar | Simon Allen & Paul Jordanous Quintet | Simon Allen sax, Paul Jordanous trumpet, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Jack Thomas drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


The Foyer Jazz Club at Leighton Park School | Joanna Eden’s Embraceable Ella with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Reading | Buy Tickets

Thu 12 Mar | Joanna Eden’s Embraceable Ella with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Joanna Eden vocals, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Tom Berge piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | The Foyer Jazz Club at Leighton Park School – more details here | £12


Jazz in Reading presents: Lea Lyle Quartet | Global Cafe Reading

Thurs 12 Mar | Jazz in Reading presents: Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Derek Alford bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Suggested donation £3

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Tues 10 Jun | Jam in Reading – Mark Burton Quartet | Jam session with house band, open to singers and instrumentalists | Les Foden saxophone, Mark Burton keyboards, Nick Hill bass, Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge, donations welcome


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird and Nick Hill | The Global Café, Reading

Sun 8 Mar | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar. Howard King bass guitar,
Andrew Last drums | Global Café, Reading  | 6:00 pm | No charge but donations welcome


Finding Home: Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio | Progress Theatre, Reading

Fri 6 Mar | Finding Home: Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio | Kate Williams piano, Georgia Mancio voice, Oli Hayhurst bass, David Ingamells drums, John Garner & Marie Schreer violin,  Francis Gallagher viola, Sergio Serra cello | Reading | Progress Theatre | Information and tickets

‘A triumph of integrity and classy musicality’ – The Guardian ****


Andy Kennedy Quintet | Reading

Wed 4 March | Andy Kennedy Quintet | Andy Kennedy saxophones, Brian Throup bass, Fern Rose percussion, Mike Goff drums, Tony Imbierski keyboards | Reading | The Milk Bar, 8 Merchants Place, Reading, RG11DT | 8:00pm | No charge


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Mar | Pro-Am Challenge: Equinox with Stuart Henderson | Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, Simon Price drums | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Art Themen saxes, Annie Parker flutes

Sun 1 Mar | Art Themen saxes, Annie Parker flutes. Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00

< Photo by Merlin Daleman

Photo by Jane Hanton >


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Mar | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason guitar/vocals, John Money bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson plus guest and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 1 March (moved from 23 Feb for this once only) | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, guest tbc, piano, Raph Mizraki bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


The Fusion 6 @The Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 29 Feb | Jazz Funk; Acid Jazz; blues; latin fusion | Andy Kennedy – sax, Tony Imbierski – keys, Paul Wallace – bass, Tony McKenna – drums & percussion, Alison Rolls – vocals | Whitehouse Studio DJs playing vinyl before, between and after | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm-1am | £3 or donations


Bracknell Jazz – Martin Speake Quartet with Ethan Iverson | South Hill Park

Sat 29 Feb | Martin Speake Quartet with Ethan Iverson | Martin Speake alto sax, Ethan Iverson piano, Calum Gourlay bass, Jeff Williams drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 29 Feb | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Claire Jones vocals, Annie Parker flutes, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971 382


Tina May plus Quartet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 28 Feb | Tina May plus Quartet | Tina May vocals, Will Gibson alto & tenor sax, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, David Ingamells drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Jazz at The 19th Hole – Annie Parker Quartet | Theale

Fri 28 Feb | Jazz at The 19th Hole – Annie Parker Quartet | Annie Parker flutes and alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Theale | Theale Golf Club | Doors 7pm • Music 8pm | Special introductory price: just £5 | To book tickets email us, call 07788 666 608 or enquire at the Club bar | Plenty of free parking – and food available | The 19th Hole is a brand new easy-to-reach jazz venue close to M4 J12 – click here to receive news of future Jazz at The 19th Hole events.

Photo by Jane Hanton


Chamber Jazz Concert: Chris Garrick, David Gordon | Henley

Thurs 27 Feb | Chamber Jazz Concert | Chris Garrick, David Gordon | Henley | Spice Merchant | 8pm | £12 music cover charge | Call 01491 636118 for [limited] places


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 27 Feb | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals with her band, come along for a sing with this lovely line-up | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – P’Jam | Reading

Thurs 27 Feb | Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham double bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Marilyn’s Speakeasy | 9pm | £8 (music only) or £20 (£18 Early Bird) with pre-show two course meal | Buy tickets now | Easy cheap parking across the road at Broad St Mall for £4 all night after 6pm | Marilyn’s Speakeasy is a brand new jazz venue in the heart of Reading, located above Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House – click here to receive news of future Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy events.


Sunday lunchtime jazz | Whitchurch on Thames

Sun 23 Feb | SoWotjazz | Leslie Maynerd alto sax, Dave Maynerd guitar, Tim Walker bass | Whitchurch on Thames | Ferryboat pub | 1 – 3.30pm | Free entry | To book for lunch contact Graham on 0118 984 2161


Note re: Sunday Jazz at The Retreat -> the last Sunday in February gig is moved to Sunday 1st March

Sun 23 Feb | Please note that the usual last Sunday Jazz at The Retreat with the Stuart Henderson Quintet has been moved to Sunday 1st March for this month only. The subsequent Sunday Jazz at The Retreat will be on the last Sunday of the month as usual which is 29th March.


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 20 Feb | Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Live Swinging Jazz Juice with plenty of dancing room for all you Katz | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 11.00pm | No charge, donations welcome


Alan Barnes & Simon Spillett with The Frank Toms Trio | Marlow

Tues Feb 18 |  Alan Barnes & Simon Spillett with The Frank Toms Trio | Marlow | Marlow Jazz Club | 8.30pm | £10 | A rare side by side encounter between two award winning saxophonists


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 15 Feb | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his heavy funk quartet at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 12.00am | £6.00


Jazz at the Queens Head – Julia Titus | Reading

Sat 15 Feb | Jazz at the Queens Head – Julia Titus | Julia Titus vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry


Some Kinda Wonderful featuring the music of Stevie Wonder – Valentine’s Evening Special | Marlow

Fri 14 Feb | Some Kinda Wonderful featuring the music of Stevie Wonder – Valentine’s Evening Special! Fine dining and jazz| Derek Nash saxes, Noel McCalla vocals, plus band | Marlow | CourtGarden House | 7:30pm | £60.00 including three course dinner | Tickets – or e-mail or call 07803 854514


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird and Nick Hill | The Global Café, Reading

Thurs 13 Feb | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar. Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Café  | 8:30 pm | No charge but donations welcome


Pete Long & Simon Spillett Salute The Jazz Couriers! | Guildford

Wed 12 Feb | Pete Long & Simon Spillett | Pete Long Tenor Sax, Simon Spillett Tenor Sax, Rob Barron Piano, Marianne Windham Bass, Chris Draper Drums | Guildford | Guildford Rugby Club Pavillion | 8:00pm | £16, members £14 | Tickets


Traditional Jazz | Sonning

Wed 12 Feb | The very best UK traditional jazz bands – featuring Kevin Grenfell and his Jazz Giants. | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park. Sonning . RG4 6ST | 8pm | £10 |Contact : http://www.readingjazzclub.com