Gigs


Jazz at Progress | Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble present ‘The Spirit of Trane’

Fri 18 Jan | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee


Gilad Atzmon tenor sax, Frank Harrison piano, Yaron Stavi double bass, Enzo Zirilli drums Read more…


Mike Vernon | Maidenhead

Fri 18 Jan | Mike Vernon | Mike Vernon (vocals) Kid Carlos (guitar), Paul Tasker (Saxophone), Matt Little (keyboards), Ian Jennings (upright bass), Mike Hellier (drums) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15


Lester Brown & Duncan Lamont Jnr Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 17 Jan | Lester Brown & Duncan Lamont Jnr Quintet | Hedsor | Lester Brown trumpet, Duncan Lamont Jnr sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 17 Jan | 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


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Bob Christopher | Shinfield

Thu 17 Jan | Bob Christopher tenor sax/vocals, Phil Craddock piano. Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Sam Braysher and Michael Kanan featuring Sara Dowling | Maidenhead

SamBraysher / Michael Kanan / Sara Dowling

Thur 17 Jan | Sam Braysher and Michael Kanan featuring Sara Dowling | Sam Braysher (alto sax), Michael Kanan (piano), Sara Dowling (vocals) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 15 Jan | 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


Jazz in Fleet at The Harlington | Tony Kofi ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’

Tue 15 Jan | Tony Kofi ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ | for line up, see Fleet Jazz website | Fleet | Fleet Jazz Club | The Harlington | 8.00pm | £14


Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening | South Hill Park

Tue 15 Jan | Bracknell Jazz – Young Musicians evening with the house band | Tom Ridout sax & recorder,  Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Ted Hayes drums  | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £10.50 and £5.50 U18s


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas – Blue Indigo | Reading

Sun 13 Jan | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas – Blue Indigo | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, Andy Wall piano | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Global Cafe, Reading

Sun 13 Jan |  Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird | Ewen Baird saxes, Martin Dix guitar, Howard King bass guitar, Andrew Last drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 7:00pm | No charge but contributions welcomed


A Winter Warmer – Jim Mullen | Maidenhead

Fri 11 Jan | A Winter Warmer – Jim Mullen | Jim Mullen (guitar), Clark Tracey (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alex Hutton (piano) | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts | 8.00pm | £15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)


Jez Cook & Mike Wills Quintet | Hedsor

Thur 10 Jan | Jez Cook & Mike Wills Quintet | Hedsor | Jezz Cook guitar, Mike Wills reeds, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle Bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 8 Jan | Equinox with Jonny Ford | Jonny Ford saxes, 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)


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

Tues 8 Jan | 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, Eddie Hall drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge


Baron Mara │ The Wellington Arms │ Sandhurst

Sun 6 Jan│Baron Mara | Íde vocals, Tom Neill alto sax, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Tony Lyons drums │ Sandhurst │The Wellington Arms│ 3pm │Free Admission


Pangbourne Jazz Club

Sun 6 Jan | Pangbourne Jazz Club | Sorry, no session in January | Back on Sunday 3 Feb with Art Themen


Karen Sharp & Freddie Gavita | South Hill Park | Bracknell

Fri 4 Jan | Karen Sharp & Freddie Gavita| Karen Sharp sax, Freddie Gavita trumpet, with the house band | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Wallingford

Fri 28 Dec | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano, Raph Mizraki double bass | Wallingford | Old Post Office, ST MARTINS STREET, WALLINGFORD, OX10 0AA, 01491 836068 | 9-11pm | No charge


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

Sun 23 Dec | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn, Simon Allen saxes, Graham Taylor piano, Esther Ng bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Lea Lyle Quartet | Woolhampton

Sat 22 Dec | Dinner Jazz at the Angel – Lea Lyle Trio | Lea Lyle  vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge


Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night | Global Cafe | Reading

Fri 21 Dec | Fleur Stevenson hosts Jazz Singers Night in Reading | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Nick Hill bass, Paul Glover drums | Reading | Global Café | 9.00pm – jam from 9.30pm | No charge


Steve Waterman Quintet | Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Fri 21 Dec | Steve Waterman Quintet | Steve Waterman trumpet, Piers Green sax, Alex Hutton piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Clark Tracey drums | Maidenhead | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Studio | 8.00pm | £15/£13/£5


Christmas Special with Tina May, Karen Sharp & Stuart Henderson | Hedsor

Thur 20 Dec | Christmas Special with Tina May, Karen Sharp & Stuart Henderson | Tina May vocals, Karen Sharp sax, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Venue | 8:30pm | £10 on the door including buffet | free parking


Silver Heels Swing Jive Jazz Band | Global Cafe | Reading

Thur 20 Dec | 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


The Definite Collective | Global Cafe | Reading

Tue 18 Dec | 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


Fleur Stevenson Trio | Wallingford

Sun 16 Dec | Fleur Stevenson Trio | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Matt Findley double bass | Wallingford | Old Post Office, ST MARTINS STREET, WALLINGFORD, OX10 0AA, 01491 836068 | 6-8pm | No charge


Hugh Turner Heavy Funk Quartet | Global Cafe | Reading

Sat 15 Dec | 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 | 10.00pm – 01.00am | £5.00


Charity Big Band Night | California Hall, Finchampstead

Fri 14 Dec | Big Band Night at California Hall, Finchampstead with The Supertonics Big Band, featuring vocalist Tricia Bassett | Finchampstead | California Hall  RG40 3RL | Organised by, and in aid of, MHA Live at Home | Prize raffle, onsite cafe, or bring your own beer/wine/snacks | Popular 17-piece Swing Band | From 7.00pm | Tickets £12, reserve in advance on 07739 314261 or davidbennett470@gmail.com


Jazz at Progress | Jean Toussaint Quintet: Brother Raymond Tour | Sold Out

Fri 14 Dec | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee


Jean Toussaint saxophone, Andrew McCormack keys, Shane Forbes drums, Daniel Casimir bass, Percy Pursglove trumpet Read more…


Baron Mara│The Rising Sun Arts Centre│Reading

Fri 14 Dec│Baron Mara | Saskia McNamara vocals, Tom Neill alto sax, Jonathan Judge tenor sax & flute, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, James Ballantine drums│Reading | The Rising Sun Arts Centre│8pm│£5.00

Chris Barber Big Band | Goring Village Hall

Fri 14 Dec | Chris Barber Big Band | Our annual concert with our president, one of the world’s best known and loved musicians, Chris Barber with his Big Band | Goring Village Hall | Goring | Goring Hall Live | 8.00pm | £19.50 – buy on line at www.buytickets.at/goringhalllive or telephone 07885251803


Bracknell Jazz – Nigel Price Organ Trio | South Hill Park

Fri 14 Dec | Bracknell Jazz – Nigel Price Organ Trio | Nigel Price guitar, Ross Stanley Hammond organ, Steve Brown drums | Bracknell | Tickets – South Hill Park Arts Centre | Bracknell Jazz website | 7.30pm | £12.00/£5.50 U18s


The Clive Burton Celebration Band with Sue Greenway | Hedsor

Thur 13 Dec | The Clive Burton Celebration Band with Sue Greenway | Sue Greenway sax, Alan Graham vibes, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


The very best Trad Jazz at Reading Rugby Club | Sonning Lane

Wed 12 Dec  | Traditional New Orleans – Dixieland style Jazz | The Dart Valley Stompers | Reading Rugby Club, Holme Park, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST | 7.00pm to 10.30pm | £10.00


Julia Titus and her Blues Troupe | Marlow

Tue 11 Dec | Julia Titus and her Blues Troupe | Julia is Bessie Smith reincarnated and appears with her sensational band | Marlow | Royal British Legion | 8.30pm | £10


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

Tues 11 Dec | 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, Eddie Hall drums | Reading | Global Café | 8.30pm | No charge


Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Reading

Sun 9 Dec | Gin and Jazz at the Three Guineas | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Terry Davis bass | Reading | Three Guineas | From 2pm | No charge and tonic is free with all gins | In collaboration with Jazz in Reading


Fleur Stevenson at Pizza Express, Dean Street | London

Sat 8 Dec | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Brandon Allen sax, Pete Billington piano and Arnie Somogyi double bass | Lunchtime | Music 8pm | £15 | book online: www.pizzaexpresslive.com/venues/soho-jazz-club or call 020 7439 4962.


Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | Reading

Thurs 6 Dec | Cafe Zazous swing gypsy jazz quintet | HBmore
guitar, Richard Bawcombe guitar, David Stamper guitar, Piotr Jordan
violin, Paul Malloy double bass | Reading | The Global Cafe | 8:30pm |
Donations gratefully received


Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Mike Wilkins Quartet | Shinfield

Thurs 6 Dec | Jazz at the Magpie and Parrot – Mike Wilkins Quartet | Mike Wilkins tenor sax, Tony Imbierski keys, Brian Throup bass, Mike Goff drums |  Shinfield | Magpie and Parrot | 8pm | £5


Lester Brown & Al Nicholls | Hedsor

Thur 6 Dec | Lester Brown & Al Nicholls | Lester Brown trumprt, Al Nicholls sax, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Hedsor Social Club – Jazz | Venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking


Live Jazz this month at The Milk Bar: The Fusion 6│Reading

Wed 5 Dec │ No Room For Squares presents The Fusion 6 │ Fusion 6’s music varies from soul/disco to funk and jazz bringing funk, fusion, and the groove to Milk │ Reading │ Milk Bar │ 8pm │ Free Entry


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Dec | Equinox with Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, 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)


Phil Mason Trio | Caversham

Sun 2 Dec | Phil Mason Trio | Phil Mason guitar/voc, Felicity Taylor violin/voc, John Money bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30 pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Fleur Stevenson and Maff Potts with the Terry Hutchins Trio

Sun 2 Dec | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Green drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30pm | £7.00


Mike Miller Trio | Sandhurst

Sun 2 Dec | Mike Miller Trio with David Chedgey double  bass, Nick Monnas drums, Mike Miller guitar | Sandhurst | Wellington Arms |
3:00 pm | Free admission


Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra with Tina May | Finchampstead

Fri 30 Nov | Stuart Henderson’s Remix Jazz Orchestra | Stuart Henderson trumpet with guest Tina May vocals and the Remix Jazz Orchestra | Finchampstead | Memorial Hall, RG40 4JU | http://www.remixjazzorchestra.co.uk/ | 8.30pm | Price TBC


Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford

Fri 30 Nov | Hungerford Jazz Forum Jam Session | Hungerford | Royal British Legion | 8.00pm | £2.00


The Clive Burton Celebration Band | Hedsor

Thur 29 Nov | The Clive Burton Celebration Band | Frank Griffith sax plus another guest tbc, Nigel Fox keyboard, Steve Riddle bass, Martin Hart drums | Hedsor | Venue | 8:30pm | £7 on the door | free parking