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.

Scroll down for further details of these irresistible gigs.

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


Jazz at Progress | Get the Blessing | Buy tickets

Fri 22 Mar | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee Pete Judge trumpet, Jake McMurchie saxophone, Jim Barr bass, Clive Deamer drums In line with our policy here at Jazz in Reading to offer you a wide spectrum of the jazz scene – now for something completely […]

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Jazz at Progress | Henry Lowther’s Still Waters | Buy tickets

Fri 12 Apr | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £17.00 (£15.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee Henry Lowther trumpet & flugelhorn, Pete Hurt tenor saxophone, Barry Green piano, Dave Green bass, Paul Clarvis drums Still Waters was born out of a long association and friendship going back over forty years between two of […]

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Jazz at Progress | The Orphy Robinson Quintet: Bobby Hutcherson Project | Tickets on sale soon

Fri 17 May | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7:30pm | £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Featuring (new to Progress) Orphy Robinson vibes & marimba, Robert Mitchell piano, Dudley Phillips bass, Rod Youngs drums. Plus the ever popular Tony Kofi reeds. The renowned USA vibes player Bobby Hutcherson died aged 65 in August […]

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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.