Gigs


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 19 Oct | Come and watch electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner and his quartet with Frankie Tontoh (drums), Anatoliy Vyacheslavov (tenor saxophone) and Stefan Redtenbacher (bass) at the Global Café in Reading. Always a cool hang and full of vigour funk explorations! | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – 12.00am | £5.00


Rhythms at The Yurt | Didcot

Fri 18 Oct | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington keys, Raph Mizraki bass | Didcot | The Yurt | 8pm | £17.50 | Book here

 


Nikki Iles and Karen Sharp | Norden Farm

Fri 18 Oct | Nikki Iles, Karen Sharp (saxophone), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Jazz at Progress | Quentin Collins Sextet | Buy tickets

Fri 18 Oct | Jazz at Progress: Quentin Collins Sextet | Quentin Collins trumpet/flugelhorn, Tony Kofi alto sax, Brandon Allen tenor sax, Steve Hamilton piano, Larry Bartley bass, Shane Forbes drums | Reading | Progress Theatre | 7:30pm | £20/£18 | More information and  tickets

If the musicians in this Sextet were food, the sensational line-up would have the appearance of a fine dining menu and any jazz lover would be salivating at the mere thought of what was to come.”


Roy Bailey Big Band | Goring

Thurs 17 Oct | Roy Bailey Big Band will be playing some great Jazz numbers with vocals from Eddie Hall | Goring | Goring on Thames Social Club | 8pm – 10 | Free entry


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thurs 17 Oct | 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


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 15 Oct | The Definite Collective, transform often well known and popular Jazz, Latin, Pop, Fusion and Funk tunes, into obscure musical explorations. Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman bass, Tony Imbierski organ, Monte Hall percussion, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9:00 – 11.00pm | No charge, donations welcome


Vasililis Xenopoulos & his “Dexterity” Band | Marlow

Tue 15 Oct | Vasilis Xenopoulos & his “Dexterity” Band | Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Steve Waterman trumpet, John Pearce piano, John Bury bass, Matt Fishwick drums | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


Lea Lyle Quartet | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 13 Oct | Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals , Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass,  Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 8:30pm | No charge  – donations welcomed

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas, Reading

Sun 13 Oct | Gin and Jazz | Lea Lyle, Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading

Photo © Zoë White Photography


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird and Nick Hill | The Red Lion, Brightwell cum Sotwell

Sun 13 Oct | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | The Red Lion, Brightwell cum Sotwell, OX10 0RT | 5:00 pm | No charge but donations welcome


Jazz at the Oakwood Centre with the Martin Hart Quartet | Woodley

Sat 12 Oct | The Martin Hart Trio with guest Ian Smith | Ian Smith trumpet, Ken McCarthy piano. Nick Pugh bass, Martin Hart drums | The Oakwood Centre, Woodley | 7.45pm | £12


Jo Harrop with the Simon Spillett Quartet | Marlow, Bucks

Fri 11 Oct | Jo Harrop with the Simon Spillett Quartet – The Jazz Experience – fine dining and jazz | Jo Harrop vocals, Simon Spillett tenor sax, Robin Aspland piano, Stuart Barker bass, Bobby Worth drums | Marlow | CourtGarden House | 7:30pm | £60.00 including three course dinner | Tickets  from the venue or email thejazzexp@gmail.com


Bracknell Jazz – Alison Rayner Quintet | South Hill Park

Fri 11 Oct | Bracknell Jazz – Alison Rayner Quintet | Diane McLoughlin sax, Deidre Cartwright guitar, Steve Lodder piano, Alison Rayner bass, Buster Birch drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


P’Jam | Global Cafe, Reading

Photo © Martin Breschinski

Thurs 10 Oct | P’Jam | Annie Parker flutes, alto sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 8pm | Free entry – donations welcome

 


O’Higgins & Luft play Monk & Trane | Guildford Jazz

Wed 9 Oct | Dave O’Higgins & Rob Luft | Dave O’Higgins tenor sax, Rob Luft guitar, Scott Flanigan organ, Rod Youngs drums | Guildford| The Rugby Club Pavillion | 8:00pm | £16, members £14


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

Tues 8 Oct | 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 / Eddie Hall drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge, donations welcome


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Alan Graham vibes

Sun 6 Oct | Alan Graham vibes, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums and Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £9.00


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 6 Oct | Ade Holland Trio | Ade Holland guitar | Phil Mason guitar/vocals | Gordon Johnson keys/vocals | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Purdy’s Pop-up brings you Ray Gelato Giants | Henley

Sat 5 Oct | Purdy’s Pop-up brings you Ray Gelato Giants | Henley | HAODS Studio | 8:30pm (doors 7:30) | £20/£25 – Book here


The Annie Parker Collective Quintet | Reading

Thurs 3 Oct | The Annie Parker Collective Quintet | Annie Parker flutes, Lawrie Wright guitar, Marianne Windham upright bass, Tomson Chauke djembes, Tarsem Kalyan tablas | Reading | The Global Cafe | 7:30pm | No charge – donations welcomed.


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 1 Oct | Equinox with Tony Mountifield | Tony Mountifield 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)


Andrew Waite | Norden Farm

Sun 29 Sep | | Andrew Waite (accordion) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 7.30pm | £14 (£12 conc)


Acid Brass Fairey Brass Band – Acid Jazz at The Reading Thames Festival

Sun 29 Sep | As part of The Reading Thames Festival, The Acid Brass Fairey Brass Band perform a repertoire of acid house music | For a video clip of what to expect check out: Acid Brass Fairey Brass Band | Reading Concert Hall in Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street | 7.30 to 9.00pm | Tickets £13/£8 conc | Special offer 2-4-1 price tickets with Code: ‘RTF2019’ | Tickets and more details


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson Simon Price Star Quintet

Sun 29 Sep | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, Vasilis Xenopoulos sax, Tom Berge piano, Andy Crowdy bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


The Fusion 6 | Global Cafe, Reading

Sat 28 Sep | The Fusion 6 (acid Jazz, funk, afro-cuban) | Global Cafe, Reading | Fern ‘Mr Cool’ Rose – percussion; Andy Kennedy – saxophones and EWI; Tony Imbierski – Hammond organ; Steve Brooks – guitar; Paul Wallace – bass; Tony McKenna – drums; and featuring vocalist Alison Rolls | Reading | Global Cafe | 21:00-1:00 with Whitehouse DJs support | £4 entry | Facebook page


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Claire Jones Quintet | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Sep | 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


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 26 Sep | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, with house band | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Lloyd Payne/Otto Caretta & friends | Shinfield

Thu 26 Sep | Lloyd Payne/Otto Caretta & friends | Lloyd Payne trumpet/flugelhorn, Otto Caretta saxes, Simon Cook piano, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Jean Toussaint with the Frank Toms Trio | Marlow

Tues 24 Sep | Jean Toussaint with the Frank Toms Trio | World famous tenor and soprano saxophonist who came to fame in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers | Marlow Jazz Club | 8.30pm | £10


Sunday Jazz at Jagz | Damon Brown Quartet | Ascot

Sun 22 Sep | Damon Brown Quartet | Ascot | Jagz | 12.30 to 3.30pm | £10


Purdy and full band | Wallingford

Sat 21 Sep | Purdy aka Rebecca Poole vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Stuart Henderson trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet , drums and percussion, Raph Mizraki acoustic bass, cello, tuba and melodica | Wallingford | Corn Exchange | 7.45pm | £12


Paul Glover and Friends | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 21 Sep | Come and watch Paul Glover and Friends cover Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet’s regular session this month at the Global Café | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm till 1.00am | £5.00


Rhythms at The Yurt – The Dream Duo | Didcot

Fri 20 Sep | The Dream Duo | Julian Marc Stringle clarinet & saxophone, Dominic Ashworth guitar | Tickets here

 


Jazz at Progress | The Scott Willcox Ten-piece Big Band | Buy tickets

Friday 20 Sep | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee

Scott Willcox leading, Gabriel Garrick, Andy Gibson trumpets, Martin Gladdish trombone, Samuel Eagles, Bob McKay, Julian Costello, Pete Hurt saxophones, Dave Frankel keyboard, Andy Cleyndert bass, Gary Willcox drums. Read more…


Steve Waterman | Norden Farm

Fri 20 Sep | Steve Waterman | Steve Waterman (trumpet / flugel), Piers Green (saxophone) Supported by Pendulum Rhythm Section; Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 19 Sep | 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


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 17 Sep | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | Jonny Ford sax, Simon Cook piano, Steve Riddle bass, Ted Hayes drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00 and £5.50 U18s


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 17 Sep | The Definite Collective, transform often well known and popular Jazz, Latin, Pop, Fusion and Funk tunes, into obscure musical explorations. Jamie Howell guitar, Matthew McNaughton sax, James Newman bass, Tony Imbierski organ, Monte Hall percussion, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9:00 – 11.00pm | No charge, donations welcome


Crooners | Newbury

Sat 14 Sep | Crooners | Newbury | Corn Exchange | 7:45pm | £26.50 | Book tickets


The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalists Tricia Bassett & Jeremy Lassen | Bracknell

Sat 14 Sep | The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalists Tricia Bassett & Jeremy Lassen | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | South Hill Park Arts Centre | 8.00pm | Tickets £10, via SHP, davidbennett470@gmail.com or 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


The Goring Gap Gig | Derek Nash and Noel McCalla celebrate the music of Stevie Wonder

Fri 13 Sep | Derek Nash and Noel McCalla celebrate the music of Stevie Wonder | Derek Nash saxes, Noel McCalla vocals, plus supporting band | Goring Village Hall, Goring on Thames | Doors 7.30pm | Music 8pm | £15 | Ring John on 01491 874492 to book seats | Goring Gap Gigs


The Rebellion Big Band with star singer Louise Cookman | Marlow

Tues 10 Sep | The Rebellion Big Band with star singer Louise Cookman | Terrific 17 piece outfit with vocalist from the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and BBC Big Band | Marlow Jazz Club | 8.30pm | £10


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

Tues 10 Sep | 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


Gin and Jazz | Three Guineas Reading

Sun 8 Sep | Gin and Jazz | Karl Charity vocals/trumpet/flugelhorn, Nick Cooper piano. Pete Maxfield bass | Reading | Three Guineas | 2-5pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat, Reading – Fleur Stevenson and Hugh turner

Sun 8 Sep | Fleur Stevenson vocals and Hugh turner guitar today, NOT Definite Collective | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


New Jazz Sextet | Global Cafe, Reading

Sat 7 Sep | New Jazz Sextet | Chris Dee tenor sax | Ross Law trombone | Andy Townsend trumpet | Nick Hill piano | Al Pirrie bass | Mike Goff drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Free, donations welcome


Bracknell Jazz – Gary Willcox quartet | South Hill Park

Fri 6 Sep | Gary Willcox quartet | Stephen Main alto sax, Ross Stanley piano, Oili Hayhurst bass, Gary Willcox drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Claire Jones  Quartet | Global Cafe, Reading

Thur 5 Sep | Claire Jones  Quartet |  Claire Jones vocals, Dorothy Shaw piano, Keith Howard bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 8:30pm | Free, donations welcomed


Fleur Stevenson | The Crooked Billet, Stoke Row

Wed 4 Sep | Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Andy Crowdy double bass, Simon Price drums | Stoke Row | The Crooked Billet | 7pm for food and drinks, show starts circa 8.35pm | £15