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 | Andrew McCormack’s Graviton | CANCELLED

Friday 17 April | Progress Theatre, Reading |7.30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee Andrew McCormack piano, Noemi Nuti vocals, Josh Arcoleos sax, Conor Chaplin electric bass, Joshua Blackmore drums Internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Andrew McCormack has built a diverse and hugely successful career with appearances at major festivals and concert halls all […]

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Jazz at Progress | Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet | CANCELLED

Friday 29 May | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7.30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax, Quentin Collins trumpet, Ross Stanley keyboard, Simon Thorpe bass, Matt Fishwick drums

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Jazz at Progress | Clark Tracey Quintet | CANCELLED

Friday 3 July | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7.30pm | £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) plus max 5% booking fee Alexandra Ridout or James Copus trumpet, Sean Payne alto sax, Elliot Sansom piano, James Owston bass, Clark Tracey drums Clark Tracey is an excellent, highly experienced, award-winning drummer, bandleader, composer and arranger. He grew up in a […]

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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.