Gigs


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Lawrie Wright

Sun 23 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Lawrie Wright Trio | Lawrie Wright piano, Phil Berry double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | noon – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Sarah Jane Garside / Hugh Turner Jazz Duo | Hartley Witney

Sun 23 June | Sarah Jane Garside / Hugh Turner Jazz Duo | Jazz vocalist with guitar accompaniment  | The Nightjar. Auriol wines, Hartley Witney | 2-4pm | Free entry


Midsummer Music with Clive Fortune Big Band | Burghfield Village


Sun 23 June | Midsummer Music with Clive Fortune Big Band | Little Manor, Church Lane, Burghfield Village, RG30 3TG | 12.30pm | £12.50 in advance £15.00 on the door, under 16’s free | Tickets here or call 01189 832569

Live music, including jazz standards, big band classics and contemporary arrangements for big band in a beautiful garden setting. Raffle, bar and hog roast available (£7.50 additional charge), card payments accepted. Interval support from The Tonyx and singer songwriter Liza Marsall.


Budapest Cafe Orchestra | Yattendon

Sat 22 June | Budapest Cafe Orchestra | Yattendon Village Hall RG180UE | 7.30pm | £18 in advance (£20 on the night) | Renegade Brewery bar | Tickets from Yattendon Stores or randssansom@aol.com.

Budapest Cafe Orchestra is a 4-piece orchestra playing gypsy & folk-flavoured music from all around the world, especially traditional Balkan, Russian, Hungarian and Romanian in their own fresh and surprising way with jazz nuances and their own unique arrangements, established by award-winning British  violinist Christian Garrick in 2009.


Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner Duo | Didcot

Fri 21 June tbc | Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner duo | Great jazz songstress with guitar accompaniment | Cornerstone Arts Foyer, Didcot | 5-7pm | Free


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames


Fri 21 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Brian Throup Trio | Brian Throup bass, Henry Whitby piano, Ed Adams guitar | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Jazz at Progress | The Gaz Hughes Trio: The Nuclear Bebopalypse Tour

Fri 21 Jun – The Gaz Hughes Trio: The Nuclear Bebopalypse Tour – Gaz Hughes drums, Andrzej Baranek piano, Gavin Barras double bass | Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee | Details


Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Gareth Chelley & Sarah Jane Weston

Tues 18 June | Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Mike Bennett bass, Jim Wade drums plus special set featuring Sarah Jane Weston vocals/piano | Fisherman’s Cottage, Kennet Side RG1 3DW | Music from 8pm | Free entry, donations welcomed.

Every fourth Tuesday: next date 16 July

Live music. Free entry. Excellent food and drink. And a lot more space than the late-lamented Global Cafe.  Who could ask for more?

Parking at The Fisherman’s Cottage, on surrounding streets or take an easy stroll along the Kennet from the Queen’s Road car park – park for just £3.60 for the evening. More parking information here



Fleur de Lys Jazz Festival | East Hagbourne, South Oxfordshire

Sun 16 June | Fleur Stevenson Quintet [ Fleur Stevenson: vocals
  Anatoliy Vyacheslavov: sax
  Pete Billington: piano / guitar
  Paul Jefferies: double bass
  Simon Price: drums] The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Dom Pipkin & The Ikos | The Fleur de Lys, 30 Main Road, East Hagbourne, OX11 9LN | Music from 2pm | Barbecue | Day tickets £30 | For further
information & tickets contact The Fleur de Lys, East Hagbourne, 01235 813247 or email info@thefleurdelyspub.co.uk


Rebecca Poole with Hugh Turner | Henley

Sun 16 June | Rebecca Poole with Hugh Turner tbc | Henley Jazz Festival

 


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Phil Craddock

Sun 16 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Phil Craddock Trio | Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry double bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | noon – 3pm | Free entry | Lunch reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com


Fleur Stevenson / Hugh Turner Jazz Duo
 | Wallingford

Sat 15 Jun | 
Fleur Stevenson / Hugh Turner Jazz Duo
 | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar
| Crow Fest, Wallingford Sports Park, Oxfordshire | Time? | £10/£20 – tickets here


Blue Magoo and 8 other acts | Harpsden Bottom,

Sat 15 June | Blue Magoo and 8 other acts @ the Harpsden Hoo-Ha, Harpsden Bottom, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4HH | 12.00 – 6.30pm | £5 on the door or here

Blue Magoo the fun up-beat jazz band are thrilled to be booked for the third year running for this great event, playing at around 1.15pm. The Hoo-Ha is a mini-festival which aims to bring the community together. Make new connections and spend a few hours in a warm, friendly
environment, listening to local musicians and have fun. Perfect for a lazy summer afternoon. We’ll have lots of distractions for young families (including the infamous tug of war, mega bouncy castle and tombola) combined with great food, bar and a genre busting mix of local musical talent.


Bracknell Jazz | Adam Dyer Quartet featuring Duncan Eagles

Fri 14 June | Bracknell Jazz | Adam Dyer Quartet featuring Duncan Eagles – reeds | South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA | 7:30 – 10pm | £18.00 under 18yrs £8.50: for other concessions contact South Hill Park Booking Office 01344 484123 | Full details


Jazz for Ukraine | Reading


Adrian Cox & His Quintet | Henley-on-Thames

Adrian Cox clarinet/vocals, Denny Ilett guitar/vocals, Will Barry piano, Will Sach bass, Sebastian De Krom drums

Door time: 7:30pm, Start time: 8:30pm

More information and tickets  here


Guildford Jazz at the Stoke | Alessio Menconi & Nigel Price Quartet

Fri 14 Jun | Guildford Jazz at the Stoke | Alessio Menconi & Nigel Price Quartet | 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford GU1 4LS | Doors open 7.15 pm, Jazz from 8.00pm | Tickets £18 (discounts for members and students) from here

The internationally renowned Alessio Menconi is one of the most impressive jazz guitarists you will hear. He teams up with kindred spirit, UK award winning Nigel Price, to present a night of exciting guitar led jazz. Expect echoes of Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery & Joe Pass as the band take on material made famous by the giants, as well as a few original compositions. With support from Tristan Banks on drums and Luke Fowler on double bass this promises to be a memorable evening!


Live Jazz at The Relais | Henley-on-Thames

Annie Parker

Fri 14 June | Live Jazz at The Relais: Annie Parker Quartet | Annie Parker jazz flutes, Phil Craddock keyboards, Howard King bass, Jim Wade drums | The Relais Henley, Hart St. RG9 2AR | 7 – 10pm | Free entry | Dinner reservations 01491 572161 or info@therelaishenley.com | Photo by Steve Foster – @jazzshot on Instagram


Nigel Price & Vasilis Xenopoulos | Marlow

Tues 11 June | Nigel Price & Vasilis Xenopoulos | Nigel guitar, Vasilis saxes, Frank Harrison piano, Stuart Barker bass, Elliot Toms drums | Marlow Jazz Club Royal British Legion Hall SL7 1NT | 8.30pm | £10 The award winning partnership, with the Club’s resident trio. To reserve a seat or table please phone 01628 486571


Hugh Turner Funk Trio | Camberley

Sun 9 June | Hugh Turner Funk Trio featuring funk and jazz from electrifying guitarist Hugh Turner, Stefan Redtenbacher electric bass, Paul Glover drums | Login Lounge, Camberley | 1-3pm | Free entry


Hugh Turner Funky Jazz Trio | Reading

Sat 8 June | Hugh Turner Funky Jazz Trio | Waterfest Reading | 4.30pm tbc


Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Caversham

Sat 8 June | Sundowner Jazz Cruise with Fleur Stevenson | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Maff Potts piano | Thames River Cruise, Main Pier Caversham Pier, Caversham RG1 8BD | ‍6-8pm | £36 Tickets: https://www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk/events/saturday-sundowner-cruise


Omar Puente & Ilario Ferrari | The Forge, Basingstoke

Sat 8 Jun | Omar Puente & Ilario Ferrari | Ilario Ferrari piano and vocals, Omar Puente violin and vocals | The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 7.45pm | Tickets £23. Under 25s and full-time students £21 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

Italian pianist Ilario and Cuban violinist Omar will transport you from
the vibrant rhythms of Cuba to the sun-kissed shores of Southern Italy
and back again.


Fleur Stevenson with Simeon Lord Trio | Didcot

Fri 7 June | Fleur Stevenson with Simeon Lord Trio |  Simeon Lord sax, Fleur Stevenson vocals, Hugh Turner guitar, Marianne Windham double bass | The Barn, Foxhall Rd, Didcot OX11 7AD | Doors 6.30pm, Concert 7-9pm with interval | £10 | Tickets: http://simeonlordmusician.uk/


Karen Sharp | Goring Community Jazz Club

Fri 7 June | Karen Sharp saxes,  Nick Hill piano, Howard King bass, Mike Goff drums | Goring Community Jazz Club, The Old School, Station Rd, Goring, Reading RG8 9AZ  | 7pm doors 7:30 start | Tickets here £12, from Inspiration The Arcade Goring, or cash or card on the door | Bring your own drinks or drink at the Catherine Wheel, a two minute walk.


Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | Henley-on-Thames


Thurs 6 June  | Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP | Tickets: https://thekenton.org.uk/events/

 


Damon Sawyer Quartet | Swindon

Thurs 6 June | Damon Sawyer Quartet | Drummer Damon Sawyer leads his outfit through jazz , funk, swing and latin. Featuring guitarists Hugh Turner and Chris Cobbson plus  Raph Mizraki electric bass | Horseshoe Inn, Mildenhall, Swindon | 8-10.30pm | Free entry


The Hugh Turner Quartet | Cirencester

Wed 5 June | The Hugh Turner Quartet | Featuring brilliant saxophonist Ollie Weston | Cotswold Lakes Brew Company, Cirencester GL7 6FE | Doors open 6pm for bar & food, show from 7pm (2 x 45 mins | £20 | Tickets

Jazz on tap: The Jazz Cave & Cotswold Brew Co present: Hugh Turner’s Funky Jazz Quartet


Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Stuart Henderson & Karen Sharp “Partners in Time”

Wed 5 June | Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Stuart Henderson & Karen Sharp “Partners in Time” | Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP | food and drinks from 7.15 pm Jazz from 8.00 pm | Tickets £20 (discounts for members and students) from here

Celebrating the historic trumpet/saxophone partnerships of jazz, think of Miles Davis/John Coltrane, Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan, or Lee Morgan/Joe Henderson, and you see a theme, two lead instruments working as one to create amazing harmony, punchy unison lines and unforgettable jazz improvisation. Trumpeter Stuart Henderson and award winning saxophonist Karen Sharp join forces to celebrate the music of these fantastic partnerships from the 40s 50s and 60s! With Pete Billington (piano), Marianne Windham (bass) and Simon Price (drums)


Jazz at The Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 4 Jun | Equinox Quintet with Sarah Jane Eveleigh | Sarah Jane Eveleigh vocals, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, and Paul Kaluza drums | Four Horseshoes pub, Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EX | 8pm to 10.30pm | Four Horseshoes | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz band | Theale


Art Themen | Pangbourne Jazz Club

Sun 2 June | Art Themen (saxophones), Jim Pollard (piano), Andy Crowdy (double bass), Otha Smith (guitar), Brian Greene (drums) | Pangbourne Jazz Clu. Rosewood Hall, Whitchurch Road Pangbourne RG8 7BS | 7:30 pm start | £12.50 | Click here to Buy Tickets now (or cash on the door)

A fantastically exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist, Art Themen has been a beloved character of the British jazz scene for 60 years, famously combining his role as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with saxophone duties in the bands of Alexis Korner and Stan Tracey among many others.


Baron Mara | Oxford

Sun 2 June | Baron Mara | Jonathan Judge tenor sax, Ruben Berrios keyboard, Howard King bass, Tony Lyons drums | Joe’s Bar & Grill, 260 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 7DX | 7:30pm | Free entry | Booking and info here.


Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner Quartet | Swindon

Sat 1 June | Fleur Stevenson/Hugh Turner Quartet featuring  Stu Henderson trumpet / percussion, Mike Green acoustic bass | Highworth Hotel | Highworth Jazz Festival, The Highworth Hotel, 1 Westrop, Highworth,SN6 7HJ | 3-4 pm | Festival ticlets £35  – from here


Pete Allen Jazz Band | Donnington


Martin Taylor | The Forge, Basingstoke

Fri 31 May | Martin Taylor | The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 7.45pm | Tickets £23. Under 25s and full-time students £21 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

Grammy-nominated musician Dr. Martin Taylor, MBE, is a virtuoso guitarist, composer, educator, and musical innovator, whom Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls “THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation”.


Fleur Stevenson Quartet feat. Maff Potts | Swindon

Tues 28 May | Jazz Knights: Fleur Stevenson Quartet feat. Maff Potts | The Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BQ | 8pm | Free entry | Info

Singing with Maff Potts (piano), Pete Maxfield (double bass) and Damon Sawyer (drums), Fleur will perform stylish interpretations of jazz standards including arrangements from her latest award winning album.


Fleur Stevenson sings The Music Of Ella | Henley

Mon 27 May| Fleur Stevenson sings The Music Of Ella | 
Oaken Grove Vineyard, Benhams Lane, Fawley, Henley-on-Thames. RG9 6JG | 3pm | £22 – tickets here

During this performance Fleur will be paying homage to the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, with a programme of Ella’s most famous hits from ‘Summertime’ to ‘It don’t mean a thing’. Joining Fleur on stage will be skilled multi-instrumentalist Pete Billington (piano and guitar) and Ukrainian tenor sax star Anatoliy Vyacheslavov.


Jazz @ The Retreat | Reading

Sun 26 May | Stuart Henderson – trumpet, Simon Price – drums, Tom Berge – piano, Ollie Weston  – sax, Stuart Barker – bass | The Retreat, Reading | 3:30pm


Wantage Big Band | Corn Market, Farringdon

Sat 25 May | Big Band numbers from Ellington via Gustav Holst to Chick Corea and Gordon Goodwin | Directed by Phil Singleton | Corn Market, Gloucester St, Farringdon SN7 7JA | Arrive for 7:20pm, parking Southampton St SN7 7DX | Music 7:30 – 9.30pm | Bar available | Further information & tickets

Wantage Big Band creates a compelling sound with precise, articulate horns and a driving rhythm section.  Sway to Spain and Mars by whirlybird: hear the incredibles, flying with foo birds, hunting wabbits from the birth of the blues to ‘round midnight.  There’ll be dancing men and a zoot suit riot, unless there’s someone to watch over you.  I just can’t wait…


Blue Magoo & Limpopo Groove | Oaken Grove Vineyard, Fawley, near Henley on Thames

Fri 24 May | Raise the Roof Party | Oaken Grove Vineyard, Benhams Lane, Fawley, GB,  RG9 6JG | 7:30 – 11pm | Two course meal and music included, £50 | Information | Tickets

A charity fundraising event to support and literally put the roof on a Ugandan school for orphaned and destitute children. Live music from both bands, authentic two course African meal included in ticket price, short inspiring presentation,raffles and auctions. Limpopo Groove is an established, upbeat,afro-fusion group playing infectious, lively music, inspired by theirdrummer and founder’s African homeland. With original songs written in Shona and English, they blend afro jazz with tribal beats and European influences to create catchy rhythms that crowds just can’t help dancing to. Blue Magoo is an eight piece upbeat fun jazz band that will be supporting with a selection of African tunes. Oaken Grove Vineyard is a fabulous beautiful location overlooking a stunning view over the valley.


Antonio Forcione | The Forge, Basingstoke

Fri 24 May | Antonio Forcione | The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 7.45pm | Tickets £23. Under 25s and full-time students £21 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

Antonio is a multi-award winning acoustic guitarist and composer who blends jazz, Latin, African, and flamenco sounds.


Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Zoe Gilby: “Pannonica”

Thurs 23 May| Guildford Jazz at the Cricket Pavilion | Zoe Gilby: “Pannonica”| Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP | food and drinks from 7.15 pm Jazz from 8.00 pm | Tickets £20 (discounts for members and students) from here

Performing lyrical interpretations of compositions from the legendary pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk. Inspired by the 1988 Carmen McRae album “Carmen Sings Monk”, Zoe details this performance with a time line of Thelonious and Carmen’s career including the story behind ‘Pannonica’ written in honour of the patron of bebop, Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter. Zoe Gilby’s unique vocal phrasing and  appreciation of Monk and McRae’s work is the highlight of this project. With Terence Collie on piano, Marianne WIndham on double bass and Alex Goodyear on drums.  Food and drinks from 19.15 Jazz from 20:00 to 22:15 at Guildford Pavilion, Woodbridge Road, GU1 4RP.


Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage, Leslie Kett | Reading

Tues 21 May | Jazz at The Fisherman’s Cottage | Leslie Kett trumpet/flugel, Lawrie Wright  piano, Phil Berry bass, Hamish Stewart drums | Fisherman’s Cottage, Kennet Side RG1 3DW | Music from 8pm | Free entry, donations welcomed.

Every fourth Tuesday: next date 18 June

Live music. Free entry. Excellent food and drink. And a lot more space than the late-lamented Global Cafe.  Who could ask for more?

Parking at The Fisherman’s Cottage, on surrounding streets or take an easy stroll along the Kennet from the Queen’s Road car park – park for just £3.60 for the evening. More parking information here


Joe Webb / Will Sach Duo | The Forge, Basingstoke

Sun 19 May | Joe Webb / Will Sach Duo | Joe Webb piano, Will Sach double bass | The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR | 7.45pm | Tickets £19. Under 25s and full-time students £17 (includes £4 booking fee) | More info and booking via: anvilarts.org.uk | 01256 844244

Their charismatic music wholly embraces the jazz tradition with nods to popular music along the way.


Jazz at St Michael’s Church  | Blewbury 

Sun 19 May | Jazz at St Michael’s Church  (previously Mockbeggars Hall Jazz) | Blewbury
Fleur Stevenson/ Hugh Turner Quartet featuring  Stu Henderson trumpet / percussion, Raph Mizraki acoustic bass / other instruments | 5-8pm | £20 including a glass of wine / soft drink | Tickets from Izabela@dircon.co.uk


Aret Komlosy / Hugh Turner Duo | Didcot

Fri 17 May | Aret Komlosy / Hugh Turner Duo | Great jazz songstress with guitar accompaniment | Cornerstone ArtsFoyer, Didcot | 5-7pm | Free


Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | Oxford


Fri 17 May  | Blakes Heaven Big Band featuring Fleur Stevenson | North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford OX2 7JN | Tickets: https://www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/


BEAT at the Boiler Room | Neil Angilley Trio

Fri 17 May | BEAT at the Boiler Room | Neil Angilley Trio | 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford GU1 4LS | Doors open 7pm, Support act 7.30 pm | Tickets £12 (discounts for members and students) + £1 booking fee from here

Infectious rhythms from Brazil and Cuba performed by an original member of the Grammy Nominated band, “Down To The Bone”. Chango voted top Latin album of the Year. Expect “Authentic Brazilian Rhythms on top of rich vocal harmonies, segueing into staggering solo & group passages of virtuosity. “Sensational” – Ronnie Scott’s.  Doors open 7.30 pm: Gig times 8.30pm to 10.30pm; Recorded music set and happy hour 10.30 to 11.30pm at The Boileroom,13 Stoke Fields, Guildford GU1 4LS


Jimi Hendrix Experience | Henley

Thurs 16 May | Jimi Hendrix Experience | Denny Ilett’s Electric Lady Big Band | The Kenton Theatre, 19 New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BS | 7:30pm | £25 | Tickets here