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.


Clark Tracey Sextet | Buy tickets

Friday 26 November 2021 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Featuring Mark Armstrong trumpet, James Wade-Sired trombone,  Tom Ridout reeds, Will Barry 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 […]

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Moscow Drug Club | Buy tickets

Friday 17 Dec 2021 Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Katya Gorrie vocals | Jonny Bruce trumpet | Mirek Salmon accordion Will Edmunds guitar | Andy Crowdy bass Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de […]

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Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet: The Dexterity Album | Tickets on sale soon

Friday 28 Jan 2022 Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions) plus maximum 5% booking fee. Vasilis has played as sidesman for Jazz In Reading with bands at Progress, but this is the first time as leader. He always gets a great reception and the band he has put together is guaranteed […]

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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.