Jazz at Progress


Since 2012, Jazz in Reading has been programming fantastic monthly jazz gigs - featuring leading British and international jazz stars - at Progress Theatre here in Reading under the Jazz at Progress brand.

We feature some of the finest soloists, singers and band leaders in the UK and beyond who are supported by a bevy of talented musicians. Expect some great evenings of live modern jazz, right here on your doorstep.

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Check out our new Gallery page for images from some of the great gigs we've put on at Progress.


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

Friday 20 September | 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 Scott Willcox makes a welcome return to Jazz […]

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Jazz in Reading and Bracknell Jazz present Mark Lockheart’s Orchestral Jazz Suite ‘Days on Earth’ | Buy tickets

Friday 27 September | Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park Arts Centre | 7:45pm | £23.00, Members/Senior Citizens/Unemployed £22, NUS students £10.00, School and music groups of 5+ £5.50pp. Disabled with companion tickets available. Photo by Dave Stapleton Jazz in Reading and Bracknell Jazz have joined forces to present Mark Lockheart’s epic orchestral jazz suite in […]

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Progress Theatre

progress theatre - jazz in reading

www.progresstheatre.co.uk | The Mount, Off Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL

Bar at all gigs from 7:00pm. Drinks may be taken into the auditorium during performances.

progress theatre - jazz in reading

Progress Theatre is a self-governing, self-funding theatre group founded in 1947, maintained by volunteers. The Theatre itself is an intimate 95-seat venue. It is the oldest operating theatre in Reading and has a fully licensed bar. There is wheelchair access to the Theatre with a space for disabled patrons. In 2011 Sir Kenneth Branagh became the Patron to Progress Theatre.